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Cinema screenings of The Royal Ballet's Frederick Ashton Mixed Programme confirmed

UK audiences can relive Tamara Rojo's final ROH performance on 15 July.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

5 April 2013 at 6.22pm | 5 Comments

The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton, a mixed programme of five ballets by the choreographer, will be screened in selected UK cinemas on 15 July. It has yet to be confirmed whether the programme will be shown around the world.

The mixed programme features La Valse, Méditation from Thaïs, Voices of Spring, Monotones I and II and Marguerite and Armand, the last of which features the final Royal Ballet performance of Tamara Rojo, partnered by Sergei Polunin. Principal dancer Leanne Benjamin, who announced her retirement from The Royal Ballet this week after 21 years with the Company, dances Méditation from Thaïs.

Venue details will be available from the Royal Opera House cinema website in due course.

Watch Tamara speaking about her preparations for the final performance:

Find out more about Royal Opera House cinema sceenings

This article has 5 comments

  1. David Brinkman responded on 28 June 2013 at 9:49am Reply

    Where and when? no information on the website.


  2. Any chance this will go to cinemas again? didn't realise this was on and in so many cinemas now! My mother really would love to see what I was so lucky to see live. If not is there a chance of catching this and some other great performances from recent recorded departures ( alina cojocaru and leanne benjamin) on bluray/dvd soon? please!

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content) responded on 11 September 2013 at 3:29pm


      It's not scheduled to return in cinemas at the moment but is available on DVD.

      Glad you enjoyed it!


      Content Producer (Social Media and News)

    • Laura responded on 21 September 2014 at 3:03am

      We watched the standard DVD of this performance last night in MN! We borrowed it from the public library. It was wonderful, especially enjoyed Tamara and Sergei. Even the camera work, usually a weak point, was good. There were a few short "bonus features" about the dances but they could have been expanded. Really, this and other filmed ballets should be available via internet streams on demand Amazon (etc...) rather than trying to fill movie theatres. We have only found a few streaming ballets featuring current dancers in traditional story ballets (our favorites). Allow people to view the programs when they can. This will build audiences for touring companies as well. If the Royal Ballet brought Ashton's ballets to a city near us, we would go. Thank you for your quality ballet DVDs.

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