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Articles tagged with "Frederick Ashton"

The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty to be relayed live to cinemas on 28 February 2017

22 February 2017

This well loved ballet holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory, more than 70 years on from its premiere.

Awakening The Sleeping Beauty: Re-opening the Royal Opera House after World War II

28 December 2016

This wonderful classical ballet has a special place in The Royal Ballet’s history, marking a new beginning for the Company in more ways than one.

Masterful or muddled? The controversial opera and ballet hybrid that heralded the dawn of The Royal Opera

12 December 2016

How an unlikely all-singing, all-dancing Purcell performance paved the way for the creation of The Royal Opera, 70 years ago.

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.

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