A Month In The Country Ballet Production

a month in the country ballet

A Month In The Country ballet is a one-act ballet choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton and adapted from Ivan Turgenyev’s play. The music is by Frédéric Chopin and arranged by John Lanchbery. The decor and costumes were originally done by Julia Trevelyan Oman. A Month In The Country Ballet was first performed by the Royal … Read more

Sprained Ankle Treatments

sprained ankle treatments

A sprained ankle is no fun to have, especially if you are a dancer. There are some sprained ankle treatments you can try, but it is still important to see a medical professional to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for your foot. This post may contain affiliate links. How Do You Sprain an Ankle? … Read more

The Enigma Variations Ballet History

enigma variations ballet

Let’s take a look at the Enigma Variations Ballet, which some of you have probably never heard of, but this is one of Ashton’s most original and moving ballets and it is definitely worth an article on this website. Enigma Variations Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton Music: Sir Edward Elgar Decor: Julia Trevelyan Oman The Enigma Variations … Read more

Singing Voice Training For Dance Teachers

singing voice training

This may sound strange, but as a dance teacher have you ever thought about taking up singing voice training? If you are a teacher, your voice is a tool that you cannot do without, and unfortunately, just as the muscles in your body need to be trained to stay in peak condition, so do your … Read more

Phyllis Spira – Our Own South African Ballerina

phyllis spira

Ever since she began her dancing career, Phyllis Spira has been compared to legendary ballerinas such as Alicia Markova and Margot Fonteyn. It is said that she had the qualities of both these great dancers, but she still remains uniquely and totally herself. Phyllis Spira danced with such impeccable style, grace, and strength that she … Read more

Monotones Ballet – Another Ashton Masterpiece!

monotones ballet

Well there were actually two Monotones Ballets. Monotones Ballet I was a ballet done in one act. It was choreographed by Frederick Ashton and the music was Satie Trois Gnossiennes by Lanchbery. It was first performed by the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden on the 25th of April 1966. The dancers were Antoinette Sibley, Geogina … Read more