Sir Frederick Ashton

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British choreographer (1906-1988)

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Sir Frederick Ashton, who went against his very conventional family's wishes to become a ballet dancer, found greater fame as a choreographer for the Royal Ballet and its predecessors.
The local production is based in great part on the version performed by the Royal Ballet Company in 1945, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton and featuring Sergei Prokofiev's score.
What George Balanchine was to American dance, Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) was to dance in Britain--the supreme classical choreographer, aesthetic, the conjurer of fantasies.
Though best-known for the sunny comedy of La Fille Mal Gardee and the shimmering magic of The Dream, Frederick Ashton created a magnificently varied repertoire that has largely disappeared from the stage.
To mark the centenary year of the birth of Rambert's founding choreographer, Sir Frederick Ashton, the company is presenting a selection of works created by both classic and contemporary choreographers.
It may be stating the blindingly obvious, but this two CD tribute to Sir Frederick Ashton (choreographer/director of the Royal Ballet and its predecessors for 35 years) is really only likely to be of interest to ballet-lovers -the music really can't sustain interest on its own.
Completed just before Lambert's death, ``Tiresias'' is more astringent and elusive, befitting the Frederick Ashton ballet's tale of a man turned into a woman and back again.
The first, Sir Fred and Mr B on June 17-20, features the work of two of ballet's foremost choreographers, Sir Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine.
Replacing Markova, she created Vision of Marguerite with Gilpin and Oleg Briansky for Frederick Ashton.
The whole season at the Rep with evening after evening of sheer miracles, has been a wonderful tribute to Frederick Ashton and the company rose to new heights with three supreme Ashton pieces which showed the passion and lyrical strength of a choreographer.
Pioneering choreographers such as George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Kurt Jooss, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris.