Hatch House 2017 Ballet Under the Stars. Presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company. 21st, 22nd & 23rd July


Now in its eighth season, the Covent Garden Dance Company has been staging the International Stars of Ballet and Dance event at Hatch House in Wiltshire since 2010. World famous dancer Carlos Acosta performed to a sell-out audience over two nights in 2015 and this year we welcome the fabulous and world famous Lucia Lacarra. Lucia is Spanish and has been a principal with the Bavarian State Opera Ballet since 2002. In 2011 she was named the Dancer of the Decade at the World Ballet Stars Gala in Saint Petersburg. It’s an incredible honour to welcome her to Hatch this summer and she will be dancing with her husband Marlon Dino.
 
Hatch House 2017 Ballet Under the Stars. Presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company.
 Mara Galeazzi. Photo by Alice Pennefather
 
Ballet Under the Stars is a completely unique event.
The audience enjoy dinner and spectacular ballet seated under a giant canopy roof that covers the whole of the two tiered 17th Century walled Dutch garden at Hatch House. The canopy creates a 450 seat theatre in a secluded and romantic venue hidden away in the heart of Wiltshire. Guests dine and watch the performance in a stunning “Garden of Eden” location witnessing world class ballet close at hand. The dancers themselves love the experience, many returning year after year.
 
Hatch House 2017 Ballet Under the Stars. Presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company.
Mara Galeazzi and Gregory Dean. Photograph by Signe Roderik
 
As always the programme for 2017 will be a clever mix of classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballet performed over three evenings.  Each work in one of the three sections of dance is performed by world class international artists such as Royal Ballet Guest Principal, Mara Galeazzi, Jon Axel Fransson and Silvia Selvini of the Royal Danish Ballet and Vitali Safronkine and Iker Murillo.
There are several new works this year including a Pas de Deux by the Royal Ballet’s Ballet Master Alistair Marriot performed by Mara Galeazzi, who has recently had rave reviews for her performance in The Royal Ballet’s Wolf Works. Another work, Spiral Twist, is by superstar Russell Maliphant, which will be performed by Lucia and Marlon.
 
Mara Galeazzi. Photo by Alice Pennefather
  
Hatch House has now become the ‘Glyndebourne of Ballet’ and the calibre of performers is attracting blue chip sponsors such as Country Life Magazine and Simonsig wines and champagnes. It is a truly unmissable event for ballet lovers and as a taster for those not so well acquainted with dance. No one leaves without falling in love with this magical evening.
In 2016 Hatch House witnessed the premiere of a new work, Les Copines, inspired by a Norman Parkinson photograph. The libretto was by Terence Brady, father of Matt Brady, the founder of the Covent Garden Dance Company. Sadly at the end of last year Terence passed away but not before completing his last libretto for a work called Les Colombes, (The Doves) a story of love, loss, compassion and commitment. The work will be performed at Hatch House this year for the first time and will be danced to ballade in G minor Chopin Opus 28 and Chopin Etude no 4. The choreography is by our resident choreographer 2017 Tim Podesta of M&T in Motion.
 
Hatch House 2017 Ballet Under the Stars. Presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company.Ksenia Ovsyanick and Zdenek Konvalina. Photograph by Signe Roderik
 
 For more information visit: www.coventgardendance.com
To book tickets email: mail@coventgardendance.com