Cecchetti Ballet Technique – How Did It All Start

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If you are training in ballet, you most probably know that the two largest training organizations in the world are the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti Ballet Technique. I have done an entire article that you can read here on the Royal Academy, as I teach this method. However, the Cecchetti ballet technique is … Read more

Ballet Costumes History Snippets

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I have always found ballet costumes history quite interesting. When you think of ballet costumes, tutus, leotards and pink tights normally come to mind, but it wasn’t always so simple. Here are some interesting snippets on some ballet costumes history for you. This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I will get a … Read more

La Fille Mal Gardee Ballet

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La Fille Mal Gardee Ballet is one of my favourites. It is light-hearted and funny, and one of those ballets that I could watch again and again. This post may contain affiliate links. The literal translation for La Fille Mal Gardee means ‘The Wayward Daughter.’ Some of the first productions of this ballet were known … Read more

Ondine The Ballet

ondine the ballet

Ondine the ballet is done in three acts and was choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. The music was done by Hans Werner Henze and the decor by Lila de Nobili. Ondine the ballet was first performed by the Royal Ballet at Convent Garden on the 27th of October 1958. It has since been staged by … Read more

Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe is a ballet that was re-choreographed in one act with three scenes by Sir Frederick Ashton. This version was first performed by Sadler’s Wells Ballet at Covent Garden on the 5th of April 1951. This ballet was actually done for the first time on the 8th of June 1912 by Ballets Russes … Read more

Cinderella Ballet Story

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Cinderella has been a popular story for over a hundred years, but it was only turned into a ballet after 1945, when Sergei Prokofiev finished writing the musical score.  The Cinderella Ballet Story has different versions, but the synopsis below is the most popular. Fredrick Ashton was the first person to stage a full-length Cinderella ballet … Read more

Scenes De Ballet – Another Ashton Masterpiece

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Scenes de Ballet is a ballet in one act choreographed by Frederick Ashton. The music was written by Stravinsky and the decor done by Andre Beaurepaire who was a young Frenchman who was heavily influenced by Picasso. This ballet was first performed by Sadler’s Wells Ballet at Covent Garden on the 11th of February 1948. … Read more

The Symphonic Variations Ballet By Ashton

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Symphonic Variations Ballet is a one-act ballet and it was choreographed by Frederick Ashton. The music was done by César Franck and set to the eponymous music (Variation Symphonies for piano and orchestra). The decor was done by Sophie Fedorovich (who had decorated Ashton’s first ballet twenty years prior – A Tragedy of Fashion), and … Read more