ASHTON, Frederick: Patineurs (Les) / Divertissements / Scenes de ballet (Royal Ballet)

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Les Patineurs

Divertissements

Scenes de ballet

Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Playing Time: 01:53:36
Catalogue Number: OA1064D
UPC: 809478010647

Founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton created more than 100 ballets over a 60 year career. Showcasing three of his shorter works, this video reflects the breadth of his sophisticated, elegant and widely popular style.

Les Patineurs evokes the Edwardian skating rink, with all its youthful charm and humour, in contrast to Scènes de Ballet where sharp geometric shapes and the music of Igor Stravinsky are combined to create perhaps Ashton's most modernist work. Divertissements, a collection of eight short dances, features some of Ashton's most lyrical choreography, including pas de deux set to Romantic masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Massenet.

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