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Articles tagged with "Frederick Ashton"

60 years of being royal: How The Royal Ballet got its charter

31 October 2016

October 2016 marks 60 years since Sadler’s Wells Ballet became The Royal Ballet – a change which was hotly debated in the press at the time.

When cameras meet dancers: Stunning photos of Royal Ballet dancers taken around London

13 October 2016

Jacob Jonas photographs The Royal Ballet's Francesca Hayward and Solomon Golding for a #camerasanddancers Instameet.

‘Dance should express something words can’t’: Young choreographer Robert Binet on why great art should challenge

6 October 2016

The Canadian choreographer on working with Wayne McGregor and carving out a style of his own.

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.

Frederick Ashton and Margot Fonteyn honoured with English Heritage blue plaques

10 June 2016

Iconic blue plaques affixed to the former homes of two of 20th century ballet's greatest stars celebrate their careers and legacy.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray

28 January 2016

Release details will be announced in due course.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons relayed live to cinemas around the world on 26 January 2016

20 January 2016

Two works by Frederick Ashton showcase his range of choreography, from virtuosic to romantic.

Ballet Essentials: Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons

7 January 2016

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme in celebration of Frederick Ashton, bringing together virtuoso display with charming romance.

The Poetry of Ashton: Variety and originality in the work of The Royal Ballet’s Founder Choreographer

30 November 2015

The ballets of Frederick Ashton share an astounding breadth of imagination.

A Much-Loved Classic: Why Ashton’s The Two Pigeons is making a long-awaited return to the stage

16 November 2015

Our audiences have pushed for a revival of this two-act work more than any other Ashton ballet, but what makes it so loved?

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