Celebrating the life of one of our best loved ballerinas

Annette Page Swan LakeA CELEBRATION of the life of one of The Royal Ballet’s best loved ballerinas will be held in London in March.

Annette Page, who was a Principal with The Royal Ballet from 1958 to 1967, was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of her generation, dancing all the great classical and romantic roles including The Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere alongside Rudolf Nureyev.

In 2017, Annette sadly died from motor neurone disease and this special performance will celebrate her extraordinary life as well as raising awareness of the disease and the work of the MND Association.

The performance, which is being held at the The Linbury Theatre in London’s Covent Garden on 12 March, will feature interviews, archive films and memories, as well as current Company dancers performing a specially-curated programme of divertissements.

The programme will include performances of famous solos and pas de deux associated with her as well as the world premiere of a pas de deux that Andrew McNicol has created especially for the occasion, which will show the decline of someone living with MND. It will also feature the pas de deux from The Merry Widow, choreographed by Ronald Hynd, her dancing partner and husband of 60 years.

Tickets for this special event are available now, by visiting www.roh.org.uk

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262