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Articles tagged with "Frederick Ashton"

New look: the living history of Marguerite and Armand’s designs

7 June 2017

Dresses worn by Margot Fonteyn and Sylvie Guillem reveal how every element of a ballet is carefully re-assessed for each revival.

Your Reaction: What did you think of The Royal Ballet's mixed programme of Ashton ballets?

6 June 2017

Audience reactions to The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand.

Ballet Essentials: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

30 May 2017

Everything you need to know about this mixed programme of great works by The Royal Ballet’s Founder Choreographer, Frederick Ashton.

How Fonteyn and Nureyev's electric partnership turned Marguerite and Armand into a ballet icon

24 May 2017

The pair's unique chemistry elevated Ashton's ballet to the point it became sacred to other dancers – only recently has that begun to change.

Cast change: Akane Takada to dance in The Dream on 2 and 7 June 2017

17 May 2017

A cast change for the role of Titania has been announced.

‘One huge grin’: dancing George Balanchine’s showpiece ballet Tarantella

12 May 2017

Balanchine’s virtuoso pas de deux blends Italian folk dance with syncopated sass in this deliriously entertaining whirlwind of a ballet.

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.

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