It has been announced that award-winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett will all create new works for English National Ballet, as part of a programme of dance inspired by the centenary of the Great War. The three pieces, part of a programme of British choreography entitled Lest We Forget, will be accompanied by a reworking of Firebird and will be performed at the Barbican in April 2014. This is the first time that the Company has performed at the Barbican. English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo said: “Lest We Forget marks my first commission for English National Ballet and I am thrilled that these three great artists have agreed to create works for the Company. I wanted an evening of British work and the Great War still has such resonance in British culture and society that the occasion of the centenary was an obvious inspiration.”

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