12 August 2015 at 4.01pm | 4 Comments
As part of a recent Ballet Evolved Insight event, members of The Royal Ballet demonstrated steps from the early days of ballet warm-up, directed by former Ballet Mistress Ursula Hageli.
Dancers Fumi Kaneko, Tomas Mock, Yasmine Naghdi, Gemma Pitchley-Gale, Marcelino Sambé and Donald Thom demonstrated a number of terre-à-terre steps favoured by early ballet innovator Carlo Blasis in his daily ballet classes. Steps demonstrated include the Fred Step, one of the favourite steps of Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and performed by dancers from Blasis onwards.
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ROH Insights are generously supported by The Paul Hamlyn Education Fund.