The Covent Garden Dance Company celebrates a decade of dance with the 10th Anniversary of staging ‘Ballet Under the Stars’ this July at Hatch House. This year for the very first time they will be opening a fourth night.
Lauren Cuthbertson and Xander Parish. Photograph Andrea Mascolo
“We always wanted the 10th anniversary to be an unforgettable experience for our loyal audience andwith the incredible programme of world-famous dancers and works, it looks like the demand has exceeded all of our expectations. Opening up a fourth night, for the first time ever, is testament to the appeal and magic of this event, which has really captured the imagination of everyone this year. I am so thrilled to see all of the hard work of the Covent Garden team over the past decade come together,it’s been a dream fulfilled to get to this point,” Matt Brady Covent Garden Dance.
Vito Mazzeo and Mara Galeazzi at Hatch House Ballet Under the Stars. Photograph Alice Pennefather
The programme is always a beautiful mix of classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballet and 2019 will be no exception. The line-up of world class dancers is truly exceptional boasting stars that include Xander Parish OBE, Principal of the The Mariinsky Ballet, Steven McRae and Lauren Cuthbertson, both Principals with The Royal Ballet and Ksenia Ovsyanick, Principal Staatsballett Berlin. Mara Galeazzi, Gabriele Corrado from La Scala Ballet, Iker Murillo and Vitali Safronkine return to the stage for 2019 too.
Xander Parish, Principal Mariinsky Ballet Russia. Photograph Darian Volkova
We can now also confirm that Vasko Vasillev, Concert Master of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and internationally renowned violinist joins the cast appearing at Hatch House this July.
Covent Garden Dance has built up a huge, loyal following, achieved by the company’s ability to createstunning programmes that combine fine dining in an incredible location with a sublime mixed-bill of dance. This clever combination makes Ballet Under the Stars an intimate evening and one of the most memorable of experiences. The simple fact is that no one leaves without falling in love with thismagical evening, it’s spellbinding and bursts every misconception about dance. Little wonder it’s considered the ‘Glyndebourne of Ballet’.
Joshua Barwick and Brenda Lee Grech, Rambert at Ballet Under the Stars. Photograph Alice Pennefather.
A summer evening in a beautiful country garden with friends and family ensures this event is one ofthe South West’s best kept secrets just waiting to be discovered.
Great food, world class performances and a cocktail bar! What more could you want?
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