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A Sadler’s Wells London Production Co-Produced with New York City Center

Natalia Osipova’s Pure Dance with David Hallberg



Apr 3 – 6, 2019

Tickets start at $35

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours including one intermission



“Osipova is one of the world’s most distinctive ballerinas, with explosive technique and fierce dramatic intelligence.”

The Independent (UK)

In Pure Dance, international ballet star Natalia Osipova offers a handpicked program of classical and contemporary works, featuring several US premieres. She reunites with ABT principal David Hallberg, with whom she has shared a fabled stage partnership. The pair exhibits their sublime chemistry in Valse Triste created especially for them by the illustrious Alexei Ratmansky and in a duet from Anthony Tudor’s classic The Leaves Are Fading.

Osipova alone embodies the bravura for which she is known in Ave Maria by Yuka Oishi, while Hallberg’s soulful virtuosity shines in In Absentia, a solo by Kim Brandstrup.

Osipova is joined by renowned contemporary dancer Jason Kittelberger in Six Years Later, by Roy Assaf, an Israeli choreographer noted for his earthy, sensuous movement. She also pairs with the award-winning Jonathan Goddard in Flutter by Spain’s Iván Pérez, who creates expressionistic dances full of experimentation.

Get an in-depth look at Osipova’s program and process here and here.

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The Leaves are Fading, Choreography by Antony Tudor
Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg

Flutter (US premiere), Choreography by Iván Pérez
Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard

In Absentia (US premiere), Choreography by Kim Brandstrup
David Hallberg

Six Years Later, Choreography by Roy Assaf
Natalia Osipova and Jason Kittelberger

Ave Maria (US premiere),Choreography by Yuka Oishi
Natalia Osipova

Valse Triste (US premiere), Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg



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