Dame Darcey Bussell and Michael Nunn OBE hosted the Borne To Dance 2019 charity gala evening in the Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Guests enjoyed breathtaking performances by artists from the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, BalletBoyz, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing on a specially built Harlequin Liberty and Harlequin Cascade dance floor.
The fundraising event was organised by premature birth medical research charity Borne who are based at Imperial College School of Medicine‘s facilities at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Michelle Menne, Borne: “Generous partners such as yourself make such a difference to our fundraising efforts, so thank you for your generosity, it is very, very much appreciated.”
“Myself & Michael Nunn were delighted to host #BorneToDance for @Bornecharity which works to prevent premature birth. Thank you to the wonderful dancers who gave their talent for free & big thanks to @harlequinfloors Dx”
Pie Jesu solo from Requiem – Yuhui Choe, first soloist, The Royal Ballet
Le Corsaire excerpt – Katja Khaniukova, soloist, Daniel McCormick, artist of the company, English National Ballet
“Us” choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon – Harry Price, Bradley Waller, BalletBoyz
Swan Lake duet – Matthew Ball, The Swan / The Stranger, Liam Mower, The Prince, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
Faith – Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, BBC Strictly Come Dancing