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DetailsScenes de ballet
- A stylish and inventive piece that draws upon the best loved traditions of classical dance. Ashton considered it to be one of this finest works and it could be described as a shorter version of a grand classical ballet with true ballerina role at its heart. Dante Sonata
- A tense battle between fragile innocence and desperate evil, created during the first few months of World War II, Dante Sonata
is said to capture the anguish experienced by people at the time. Powerful, sombre, impassioned and highly dramatic in its movement. Enigma Variations
- The composer Elgar and his close friends and family are the subject matter of Ashton's Enigma Variations
says much about the qualities of friendship and love that sustain a creative artist. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Triple Bill - Scenes de ballet/Dante Sonata/Enigma Variations website
.Performers Sabrina Linzi, Chi Cao, Steven Monteith, Rachel Peppin, Andrea Tredinnick, Rachel Hester, Lei Zhao, Juliana Bastos, Carol-Anne Millar, Andrew Murphy, Dominic Antonucci, Toby Norman-Wright, Mikaela Polley, Karina Hernandez, Vixctoria Marr, Laetitia Lo Sardo, Isabel McMeekan, Angela Paul.
Company Birmingham Royal Ballet. Music Igor Stravinsky (Scenes de ballet). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Scenes de ballet). Design Andre Beaurepaire (Scenes de ballet). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Scenes de ballet). Music Franz Liszt (Dante Sonata). Music Constant Lambert (music arrangement -Dante Sonata). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Dante Sonata). Choreographer Jean Bedells (choreography recreated - Dante Sonata). Design Sophie Fedorovitch (Dante Sonata). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Dante Sonata). Music Edward Elgar (Enigma Variations). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Enigma Variations). Design Julia Trevelyan Oman (Enigma Variations). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Enigma Variations).
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