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This special gala brings together eight of the UK's leading dance companies for the very first time in a powerful act of solidarity celebrating dance, unity and joy. The British Ballet Charity Gala will be a showcase for the extraordinary talent in British dance and highlight the significant part it plays in the UK arts scene, during what is one of the most challenging periods in its history.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
English National Ballet
The Royal Ballet
Each company will perform works from its own repertory and the evening will be accompanied by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Paul Murphy, Principal Conductor at Birmingham Royal Ballet. The Gala’s Finale, choreographed by Rambert dancers Simone Damberg Würtz and Daniel Davidson, is a spectacular new work uniting all of the participating companies on film.
The Gala will be hosted by former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell and television presenter Ore Oduba. Proceeds from both the live gala on Thursday 3 June and the streaming on ROH Stream on Friday 18 June are to be shared primarily between the participating companies, with each company further nominating a community dance company of their choice who will receive a waterfall donation.
With small donations being made to three other contributing charities, the Gala will benefit a total of 19 charities.
Live performance is a shared experience, and our audiences are at the heart of what we do on our stages, backstage, online, in cinemas and in our communities. This year’s global pandemic has affected all arts organisations across the world. We have lost £3 in every £5 of our income, and any Government loan will take us only part of the way. We need your help to bring artists back to our stages. Please consider making a donation to the Royal Opera House Recovery Campaign.
You can make a donation here.
Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation.