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The First Rape On The Ballet Stage

“Ballet sex wasn’t invented by the choreo¬grapher Kenneth MacMillan – Mikhail Fokine, Roland Petit and Frederick Ashton had all included episodes of startling sensuality in their work – but The Invitation, with its frank depiction of rape, broke new and dangerous ground when the Royal Ballet’s touring company premiered it in 1960.”

L.A. Ballet finds the poetry in 1955 version of 'Romeo and Juliet' never before seen in the U.S.

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Los Angeles Ballet’s new production of Frederick Ashton’s “Romeo and Juliet” is not only admirable. It’s news. Ashton ranks among the three or four greatest ballet choreographers of the 20th century, peerless at dance-narrative. However, his distinctively intimate and deeply poetic 1955 Shakespeare...

L.A. Ballet finds the poetry in 1955 version of 'Romeo and Juliet' never before seen in the U.S.

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Los Angeles Ballet’s new production of Frederick Ashton’s “Romeo and Juliet” is not only admirable. It’s news. Ashton ranks among the three or four greatest ballet choreographers of the 20th century, peerless at dance-narrative. However, his distinctively intimate and deeply poetic 1955 Shakespeare...

Julie Kent Has Big Plans For Washington Ballet

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“On Kent’s dream list of ballets to add to the repertoire are works by English, Russian and American masters, such as Frederick Ashton, Alexei Ratmansky and Martha Graham. She aims to group them into programs by their nationality, to explore ‘the similarities, and what makes an English or a Russian masterpiece, and the chronologies.'”

Frederick Ashton's Sylvia at American Ballet Theatre

7 months agoDance / Ballet : Art's Place

American Ballet Theatre bowing after Frederick Ashton's Sylvia. My photo. Thurs, July 2 - I ultimately enjoyed American Ballet Theatre's performance of Sylvia last Thursday, though with considerable reservations. Frederick Ashton's choreography...Show More Summary

Ballet’s battle royal

English ballet erupted out of the second world war in the hands of the rival choreographers Frederick Ashton and Robert… The post Ballet’s battle royal appeared first on The Spectator.

ABT's Cinderella - 7/1 matinee

11 months 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

11 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"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

11 months 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

11 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

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

12 months 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?

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

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

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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