Former London City Ballet Director Said to Be Top Candidate for English National Ballet Post

Classic Arts News   Former London City Ballet Director Said to Be Top Candidate for English National Ballet Post
 
Harold King, the longtime head of London City Ballet, is one of the leading candidates for the English National Ballet's artistic director position, the Times of London reports.

King ran London City Ballet for 22 years without public funding, relying instead on private sponsorship. (The company has shut down since his departure.)

In an interview with the Times, King said that the struggling ENB needed to distinguish itself from the Royal Ballet with new works. "They don't have their own artistic vision," he said. "They churn out big classics all the time. They need a more interesting repertoire."

According to the Times, other candidates for the position include Deborah Bull, the Royal Ballet dancer-turned-administrator, and Stephen Jeffries, a former Royal Ballet dancer and the artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet.


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