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English National Ballet to keep QM2 transatlantic guests on their toes

In a ground-breaking partnership, the world renowned English National Ballet will join Cunard's Queen Mary 2 for a unique voyage from Southampton to New York from in August 2019.

Guests on the seven night transatlantic crossing will get the chance to meet the leading dancers from the British ballet company, including lead principal Erina Takahashi and first soloist James Streeter, watch their morning ballet class and drop in on afternoon rehearsals.

Cunard and English National Ballet
Cunard bellboys with English National Ballet ballerina, Katja

They will also enjoy spectacular performances in the ship’s Royal Court Theatre, including extracts from Swan Lake, the contemporary work Dust and the stunningly visual Le Corsaire.

In another first, dance workshops will run daily throughout the week at sea. There will also be insight talks, along with dance themed films and documentaries.

Angus Struthers, Cunard’s marketing vice president, said: “Dance in all forms is a passion for our guests and this unique partnership with English National Ballet is a great example of how Cunard wants to provide the very best of the arts on board.

“This voyage is a celebration of dance and what better lead partner than one of the world’s most revered dance establishments.”

Patrick Harrison, executive director of the English National Ballet, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Cunard on this exciting voyage. Guests will get to experience the joy of ballet including performances and glimpses of behind-the-scenes.”

Posted on 21st November 2018 at 05:00 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line |

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