Storified: English National Ballet’s Summer Party

Last week English National Ballet took over Kensington Palace’s Orangery for its annual summer party. In addition to exclusive dance and music performances, guests were invited to place their bids for swan-inspired works by artists like Ronnie Wood, Pixie Lott, Sam Taylor-Wood, Julien Macdonald and – the company’s newly-appointed AD – Tamara Rojo.

Our collaborator and guest tweeter for the evening, Zarina Holmes, was at the event and captured the fun:

We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).

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