For the first time ever, English National Ballet will be dancing on board a Cunard cruise ship thanks to a new partnership established by the two organizations. Six English National Ballet company dancers including Lead Principal Erina Takahashi and First Soloist James Streeter will be on the August 11, 2019 Queen Mary 2 westbound transatlantic crossing from Southampton, England to New York dubbed “Dancing the Atlantic”.
Guests will have a unique insight into the behind-the-scenes happenings of a world-class ballet company. There will be opportunities to view company classes and rehearsals and participate in dance workshops run by the professionals, as well as Insight talks which will provide cruisers a chance to learn about the life of a professional ballet dancer. Of course, they will also be witness to the culmination of all the hard work in a spectacular performance at the ship’s Royal Court Theatre. The program includes highlights from ballet classics such as Swan Lake and Le Corsaire as well as from contemporary works such as Akram Khan’s Dust.