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ASHTON CELEBRATION: THE ROYAL BALLET DANCES FREDERICK ASHTON

ASHTON CELEBRATION: THE ROYAL BALLET DANCES FREDERICK ASHTON

"The Daily Telegraph" ([Marguerite & Armand] …a performance of such dramatic intensity that the audience sat in silence, as if afraid to breathe.)

Ashton: Ballets (The Royal Ballet)

Ashton: Ballets (The Royal Ballet)

Akane Takada (Titania (The Dream)); Steven McRae (Oberon (The Dream)); Valentino Zucchetti (Puck (The Dream)); Bennet Gartside (Bottom (The Dream)); Marianela Nuñez (Symphonic Variations); Vadim Muntagirov (Symphonic Variations); Yasmine Naghdi (Symphonic Variations); James Hay (Symphonic Variations); Yuhui Choe (Symphonic Variations); Tristan Dyer (Symphonic Variations); Zenaida Yanowsky (Marguerite (Marguerite and Armand)); Roberto Bolle (Armand (Marguerite and Armand));

"First-rate dancing in an Ashton triple bill that offers comedy, serenity and demi-monde ardour" (The Stage ★★★★)

Ashton: Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons (The Royal Ballet)

Ashton: Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons (The Royal Ballet)

Natalia Osipova (Rhapsody); Steven McRae (Rhapsody); Lauren Cuthbertson (The Young Girl (The Two Pigeons)); Vadim Muntagirov (The Young Man (The Two Pigeons)); Fumi Kaneko (The Two Pigeons (The Two Pigeons)); Ryoichi Hirano (The Two Pigeons (The Two Pigeons));

"Watching the Frederick Ashton double bill now installed at Covent Garden, we see yet again how varied, how beguiling are Ashton’s dance ideas, how elegantly they wear their music, and how flattering they are to their interpreters. Steven McRae dances, blazing through steps, turning with an incandescent bravura, cutting tremendous shapes in the air, wrapping the score round himself, with Paganini (and Baryshnikov) evoked just as awestruck legend has told us. And thus Natalia Osipova, holding Ashton up to the light of her artistry that we may admire the facets and bright-cutting of her dances and his inventions, and moving with the delight in a role that marks her great gift." (Financial Times ★★★★★)

Ballet du Capitole: Trois ballets de Kader Belarbi

Ballet du Capitole: Trois ballets de Kader Belarbi

Davit Galstyan (Le Corsaire (Le Corsaire)); Maria Gutierrez (La Belle Esclave (Le Corsaire)); Julie Loria (The Beauty (La Bête et la Belle)); Takafumi Watanabe (The Beast (La Bête et la Belle)); Artjom Maksakov (Roi Ferrante (La Reine Morte)); Maria Gutierrez (Dona Ines De Castro (La Reine Morte));

"… all the markings of one of the classic ballets: It had romance, spectacle and drama, and it was beautiful." (The Times - La Bête et La Belle)

Ballet for Children (BOX SET)

Ballet for Children (BOX SET)

"Music Web International - (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (What a treat this is - such an imaginative treatment of a favourite story )

Baranowski: 1984 (Northern Ballet)

Baranowski: 1984 (Northern Ballet)

Tobias Batley (Winston Smith); Martha Leebolt (Julia); Javier Torres (O'Brien); Hironao Takahashi (Mr Charrington); Giuliano Contadini (Parsons); Kevin Poeung (Ampleforth); Ashley Dixon (Martin); Victoria Sibson (Lead Prole);

"This is gripping storytelling" (The Stage ★★★★)