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London Festival (now English National) Ballet in Parade

English National Ballet brings Tate Britain’s Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition to life with ballet classes, participatory workshops, rehearsals, performances and the opportunity to draw from life. Inspired by Picasso’s visionary costume and set design work with the Ballets Russes, this collaboration offers a rare insight into how English National Ballet rehearses repertoire and creates new work, with a free week-long programme.

The artistic culmination of the residency will be three ballets commissioned by English National Ballet especially for Picasso & Modern British Art, premiered in the Duveen Galleries during Late at Tate Britain: Picasso on Friday 2 March 2012. 

English National Ballet at Tate Britain events schedule

Access to all residency activity is free unless otherwise stated, this does not include entry to Picasso & Modern British Art exhibition.

Events in this series

Courses and workshops

Monday 27 February 2012, 10.30 – 17.00
Tuesday 28 February 2012, 10.30 – 17.00
Wednesday 29 February 2012, 10.30–17.00
Thursday 1 March 2012, 10.30–17.00

Talks and lectures

Performance and music

Friday 2 March 2012, 18.30–21.05
Thursday 22 March – Sunday 1 April 2012