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Articles tagged with "by Frederick Ashton"

From proto-rock star to genre-defining artist: How Liszt reinvented himself

18 May 2017

Why did Liszt abandon a life of wild excess to forge a radical (and risky) new path?

Watch: Why composers and directors can't resist adapting the works of Shakespeare

15 May 2017

Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.

Watch: Rehearsals for The Royal Ballet's forthcoming programme of works by Ashton

2 May 2017

Join the Company as they prepare to perform three of Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton's best-loved works.

Cast confirmation: Alessandra Ferri, Roberto Bolle and Sergei Polunin return to dance in Marguerite and Armand in June 2017

11 April 2017

Former dancers and guest artists of The Royal Ballet return to Covent Garden as part of a mixed programme of works by Frederick Ashton.

Watch: 6 of the most romantic ballets

13 February 2017

We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.

5 of our favourite ballet pas de deux

14 October 2016

Dramatic and romantic moments in ballets including Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet are classical dance’s beating heart.

How La Fille mal gardée creates pastoral magic through 'Marmite' cartoons

7 October 2016

Cartoonist Osbert Lancaster's designs for Frederick Ashton’s bucolic masterpiece have drawn criticism over the years – but they play an important part in the ballet’s larger-than-life charm.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée?

28 September 2016

The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season opens with the founding choreographer’s joyful ballet.

Dance highlight: the Clog Dance from La Fille mal gardée

20 September 2016

Much more than a charming set-piece with some snazzy shoes, Ashton’s delightful Lancastrian clog dance draws on traditions that are both English and international.

Amazing ballet and opera settings that will make you want to travel

19 August 2016

Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.

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