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Ashton Celebration Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Ballet)

Ashton Celebration Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Ballet)

La Valse and Monotones I and II feature in a programme that also includes Tamara Rojo’s farewell performance of Marguerite and Armand alongside Sergei Polunin.
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ROH Recommended Recording

Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, was one of the 20th century’s most influential choreographers, whose musical, subtle and graceful style and extraordinary gift for storytelling had a profound impact on the development of British ballet. This special programme, performed at the Royal Opera House to mark the 25th anniversary of Ashton’s death, presents five works that showcase his astonishing versatility, from compelling abstract ballets – such as the exuberant Voices of Spring and the radically modernist Monotones – to the tragic love story Marguerite and Armand, brought to life with ‘performances of heart-wrenching intensity’ (The Observer) by Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin.

 

La Valse

Music: Maurice Ravel

Dancers: Hikaru Kobayashi, Ryoichi Hirano, Samantha Raine, Bennet Gartside, Helen Crawford, Brian Maloney,  Artist of the Royal Ballet.

 

Méditation from Thaïs

Music: Jules Massenet

Solo Violin: Vasko Vassilev

Dancers: Leanne Benjamin, Valeri Hristov

 

Voices of Spring

Music: Johann Strauss II

Dancers: Yuhui Choe, Alexander Campbell

 

Monotones I and II

Music: Erik Satie

Dancers: Emma Maguire, Akane Takada, Dawid Trzensimiech, Nehemiah Kish, Edward Watson, Marianela Núñez

  

Marguerite and Armand

Music: Franz Liszt

Solo Piano: Robert Clark

Dancers: Tamara Rojo, Christopher Saunders, Sergei Polunin, Gary Avis, Artist of the Royal Ballet.

 

Bonus: Introduction to Frederick Ashton / Introduction to the ballets / The Ashton Foundation.

 

Picture: 16:9

Sound:  2.0 PCM Stereo / DTS Master Audio

Region code: 0 (All Regions)

Duration: 84+15 mins

1 x BD25

Categories:

Blu-ray > Ballet

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