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Elmhurst Ballet School presents its summer show programme 2017

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

SUMMER VARIATIONS   Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director David Bintley choreographs his first work for the school Explosions Polka by Sir Frederick Ashton performed for the first time in over thirty... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The best dance of 2016: Farewell to a beloved fest and why Hubbard Street is underappreciated

An unusual quantity and quality of vintage dance graced Chicago this year. To name just a few items: the Joffrey's reprises of Sir Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella" and Jiri Kylian's "Forgotten Land," Miami City Ballet's pitch-perfect Balanchine revivals, Mark Morris' "Pacific" and Merce Cunningham's...

Los Angeles Ballet dances through its growing pains

Los Angeles Ballet ended its benchmark 10th season in June as the first American company to dance Frederick Ashton's distinctively intimate and poetic "Romeo and Juliet." Unfortunately, that season left the company fiscally overextended, so the 11th season, which opened Saturday, has cutbacks in...

Meet The Keeper Of Frederick Ashton’s Ballet Legacy

Carrie Seidman talks with Anthony Russell-Roberts, Ashton’s nephew and the inheritor of the rights to his works, about preserving and reviving his dances, what Ashton loved about New York, and how Sarasota, Florida became the modern-day standard-bearer for Ashton’s choreography.

The Merry Widow

"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 25, 2016 matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The Widow Simone's first entrance in Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée" is...Show More Summary

Cock-a-doodle-do

"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 24, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill There was much to crow about in ABT's revival of Sir Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée", including the fact that after 13 long years ABT is finally dancing it again. Show More Summary

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.

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.

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 ?

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