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ABT's Cinderella - 7/1 matinee

13 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Wednesday’s matinee performance of Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella was luxurious casting of such refined elegance and understated beauty that it felt like we had our very own little Royal Ballet on stage. Stella Abrera as Cinderella, Joseph Gorak as The Prince,...

Fairy Tales Can Come True

"Cinderella" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 29, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill ABT's final week is devoted to Sir Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella", a glorious combination of lyricism, virtuosity and comedy, both high and low. Show More Summary

Monotones II and Space-Age chic

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Made in 1965, inspired by space travel and featuring sleek white costumes topped by domed helmets, Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II belongs to an age infatuated with the interplanetary. As we gear up for our last performances of this poetic ballet, … Continue reading ?

The Royal Ballet Gala - The Dream 6/23

Thoughts strayed to another Puck tonight at the Royal Ballet’s Gala performance of Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. Albert Evans, who for many years danced a brilliant and unmatched Puck in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the same theater, passed...

Styling The Dream

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Frederick Ashton’s The Dream was made to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth in 1964 and as homage to Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ashton zeroed in on the themes of love and magic, allowing him to … Continue reading ?

Theatre - Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondo - living the dream

The talented young couple star in Australian Ballet's sparkling triple bill celebrating choreographer Frederick Ashton

The Dream: Did you know?

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our program The Dream, a bill of three ballets by Frederick Ashton, has three distinct moods, a rich history and a few surprises in store. Here are eight fascinating facts about the ballets and the artists involved in them. 1) … Continue reading ?

Men en pointe

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Luke Marchant is one of the dancers cast as Bottom, the “rude mechanical” transformed into a donkey in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. He tells Rose Mulready what it’s like training en pointe for the role. RM: How did you begin … Continue reading ?

Seven reasons to see The Dream

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

SHAKESPEARE EN POINTE The Bard’s magical comedy, with its lovers and sprites, tiffs and crushes, is a natural for dance. ASHTON One of the greats of 20th-century ballet, Frederick Ashton almost single-handedly created the English classical style: playful, subtle and … Continue reading ?

Royal Ballet Triple Bill

7 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Scenes de Ballet," "Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan," "Symphonic Variations," "A Month in the Country" Choreographer: Frederick Ashton The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House, Covent Garden London, UK 18 October – 14 November 2014 by Judith Cruikshank copyright 2014 by Judith Cruikshank An evening of Ashton. Show More Summary

Ashton Mixed Bill: A Photo Gallery

8 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

The Royal Ballet is currently celebrating English style in ballet, with a mixed programme of some of Frederick Ashton’s most iconic works, including the abstract... The post Ashton Mixed Bill: A Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Charitable Peachtree Charter Middle School students in Dunwoody raise funds through student government.

Pictured are SGA advisor Mr. Ted Ward and SGA members (from the left) Aylin Solis, Ana Nolasco, Maria Komissovskaya, Xanay Ogbuen, Sarah Briggs, Ashton Harbin, Lauren Callihan, Olivia Harbin, and Meredith Frederick. The Peachtree Charter...Show More Summary

TT: Just because

2 years agoArts : About Last Night

An extremely rare 1946 BBC telecast of an excerpt from Frederick Ashton's Façade, featuring Ashton, Margot Fonteyn, and Robert Helpmann....

The Power of Love

2 years agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Sylvia" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 25, 2013 By Carol Pardo Copyright ©2013 by Carol Pardo Frederick Ashton’s "Sylvia" is built around its ballerina. Sylvia is, by turns an impudent and independent...Show More Summary

ABT – Sylvia – Murphy, Gomes 6/24

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Sir Frederick Ashton's Sylvia opened the seventh week of ABT's season at the Met Opera House. Created in 1952 to the glorious music by Léo Delibes with original designs by Robin and Christopher Ironside, Sylvia was a spectacular vehicle for...

TT: Just because

2 years agoArts : About Last Night

A rare kinescope of Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan dancing the drag roles of Cinderella's ugly sisters in the 1957...

Ballet Review: Ashton Mixed Bill @ Royal Opera House

2 years agoEngland / London : Londonist

Frederick Ashton was one of the truly great choreographers of the twentieth century, and the Royal Ballet pays tribute to his genius in this five-strong mixed bill that demonstrates the sheer variety of his work, and reveals the manShow More Summary

Les Noces is the masterpiece in this Royal Ballet triple bill

Frederick Ashton tribute features one of the greatest dance works of the 20th century Hot Ticket LAST UPDATED AT 08:09 ON Thu 5 Jul 2012 What you need to know The Royal Ballet's latest triple bill is a tribute to Frederick Ashton, founding choreographer of The Royal Ballet. Show More Summary

ABT – Dream Analysis – 6/23

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund spent all Saturday in Dream World - not the porn house in Midtown - but rather, at Frederick Ashton's perfectly wonderful ballet, The Dream. The afternoon cast of Gillian Murphy, David Hallberg, and Craig Salstein was terrific. Murphy's Titania...

ABT – Dream Analysis – 6/21

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT delved into The Dream tonight with the first of a measly four performance run of Frederick Ashton's treasure. It was all very enjoyable even though not everyone's performance was at the same high level as Herman Cornejo's Puck. Herman's...

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