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DetailsMajor revivals of three classic one-act ballets from throughout his career celebrate the work of Sir Frederick Ashton. Dating from 1933, the exquisite, youthful Les Rendezvous light-heartedly depicts a series of chance encounters in a Paris park. Widely regarded as one of Ashton's greatest masterpieces, Symphonic Variations is a plotless ballet for six dancers which superbly reflects the flow of Cesar Franck's great score for piano and orchestra. Created in 1963 as a vehicle for Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, Marguerite and Arnaud is a haunting version of Dumas' tragic love story, La Dame aux camelias. Thais pas de deux - Set to the Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet with designs by Anthony Dowell this bewitching oriental dream sequence was created by Frederick Ashton for a gala at the Adelphi Theatre London in March 1971. Originally created on Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell Thais pas de deux has been part of the repertory of The Royal Ballet for over twenty years. These performances are the first with a new cast in the work's history.
Archive listings for Ashton Revisited
Work type: Dance or ballet
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