1 May 2018 at 11.34am | 6 Comments
Described by legendary ballerina Margot Fonteyn as ‘a passion more real than life itself’, Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand is especially demanding for dancers, both physically and emotionally.
Featuring choreography of great intensity, it is a ballet that takes everything out of its leading couple.
With the ballet back on stage at Covent Garden, Principal Lauren Cuthbertson and First Soloist Matthew Ball gave our social media followers a glimpse into rehearsals via Facebook Live. Their debut performances in this run have been especially anticipated, as Lauren is the first British ballerina to dance the role of Marguerite at Covent Garden since Fonteyn last performed it in 1973.
The rehearsal is now available to watch on-demand:
Marguerite and Armand runs in a mixed programme with Obsidian Tear and Elite Syncopations until 11 May 2018. Tickets are still available.
Obsidian Tear is a co-production between The Royal Ballet and Boston Ballet and is staged with generous philanthropic support from Linda and Philip Harley, Victoria Robey and an anonymous donor.
Marguerite and Armand is staged with generous philanthropic support from Aud Jebsen and Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
Elite Syncopations is staged with generous philanthropic support from Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson, Richard and Delia Baker and Peter Lloyd.