Wednesday, 26 April 2017

My brief trip to the National Portrait Gallery in London

The National Portrait Gallery

I did not visit the National Gallery this time because I just knew I would spent the entire day there again. I have been to The National Gallery several times and decided to devote my time to exploring the National Portrait Gallery instead. I arrived in London at midday and I was short on time. Besides, the main reason why I decided to go to London on that day was to see ballet performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre. I have been a massive fan of Pina Baush's hugely dramatic works and her minimalistic yet deeply intense choreography for a while now and as soon as I found out that English National Ballet scheduled to perform Pina Baush's masterpiece The Rite of Spring I booked the ticket and set off to London! English National Ballet was only the second company in the world beyond Tanztheater Wuppertal to perform The Rite of Spring. Baush's masterpiece was a part of the triple bill that also included William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Adagio Hammerklavier by Hans van Manen.

Pina Baush's The Rite of Spring
Photo Ulli Weis 

The video above captivates the essence of Baush's works intensity, passion and raw beauty - the qualities I truly enjoy. 

My evening was reserved for ballet, my afternoon for the National Portrait Gallery.

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