Frederick Ashton

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Scènes de ballet/ A Month in the Country/ Rhapsody review – an outstanding Ashton triple bill
In a showcase of works from across their founding choreographer’s career, the Royal Ballet prove their mastery of his technical and dramatic complexity

Sarah Crompton

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Royal Ballet triple bill review – daredevil effervescence and virtuosity
Steven McRae returns from injury to the role he’d made his own in Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody, while two other Ashton works make up an evening of playful combinations and beautifully delineated emotions

Lyndsey Winship

24, Apr, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Royal Ballet: Beauty Mixed Programme review – rose petals and a lust for water
A wild variety of pas de deux fuel this mixed bill, from kitschy Strauss to a duet with a table, plus part of Sleeping Beauty

Lyndsey Winship

27, Jun, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Saved: portrait of the queen of dance who changed the course of ballet
Donors contribute to buy painting of Tamara Karsavina, co-founder of the London ballet school

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Mar, 2021 @9:26 AM

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Royal Ballet Live: Within the Golden Hour review – sheer, ravishing class from top to pointed toe
Francesca Hayward, Natalia Osipova and Marianela Nuñez are among the many stars in this exquisite mixed bill of classics and more recent work

Lyndsey Winship

15, Nov, 2020 @11:34 AM

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The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage review – freedom to soar again
After seven months away from the spotlight, the entire company release their pent-up energy in a jubilant and moving three-hour gala of greatest hits

Lyndsey Winship

11, Oct, 2020 @10:59 AM

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Alina Cojocaru review – goosebumpy delight and gems amid disjointed evening
The English National Ballet’s luminous lead principal here creates her own show, ranging from Frederick Ashton to Arvo Pärt and two superb short films

Lyndsey Winship

21, Feb, 2020 @11:44 AM

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Royal Ballet mixed bill review – a trio of 60s flashbacks
Lauren Cuthbertson and Reece Clarke’s masterclass in clarity is the highlight in a night of Macmillan, Ashton and Petipa

Lyndsey Winship

23, Oct, 2019 @10:38 AM

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Cross Currents/ Monotones II/ Everyone Keeps Me; Danse Élargie – review
Pam Tanowitz’s dazzling new work for the Royal Ballet sat perfectly alongside Ashton and Cunningham

Sarah Crompton

20, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Royal Ballet review – sublime surprises from Cunningham, Tanowitz and Ashton
Pam Tanowitz’s gloriously rich Everyone Keeps Me is performed alongside bracing and serene revivals from Merce Cunningham and Frederick Ashton

Anna Winter

11, Oct, 2019 @10:09 AM

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Royal Ballet: Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons review – beauty and whimsy
Liam Scarlett’s 2010 work is as lyrical as ever, while strong performances and a live pigeon can’t save Frederick Ashton’s cutesy romcom

Lyndsey Winship

20, Jan, 2019 @3:54 PM

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Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert review – festive cheer and tears at the Royal Ballet
A fine take on Chekhov’s melancholy Three Sisters brings bite to this seasonal triple bill, before ice skaters and lovers restore the yuletide glow

Lyndsey Winship

19, Dec, 2018 @2:44 PM

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