Patrick Harrison, Executive Director, English National Ballet said:
English National Ballet is 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. We’re very much looking forward to sharing our artform with the guests on board Queen Mary 2.
Guests will have the opportunity 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 during their Transatlantic Crossing.
Performances in the ship’s beautiful Royal Court Theatre will also be on show for guests to enjoy including extracts from the all-time classic Swan Lake, the poignant contemporary work Dust and the stunningly visual Le Corsaire.
In another first, dance workshops will run daily throughout the week at sea, giving guests the opportunity to learn directly from English National Ballet associates. There will also be insight talks, dance-themed films and documentaries.
Angus Struthers, VP Marketing, Cunard 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. The epitome of luxury, Queen Mary 2 is the flagship of the Cunard fleet and provides the perfect stage for what promises to be a very special experience.