Dame Beryl Grey Ballerina ‘Of Note’

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There was absolutely nothing grey about Beryl Grey Ballerina of yesteryear as she has made such an impact on British Ballet over the years. She was born in 1927 and apparently still had her ebony hair well into her old age. She was elegant and had the most beautiful lines when she danced. She died … 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

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

Ashton’s A Wedding Bouquet Ballet

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Ashton’s wedding bouquet ballet is a ballet in one act that was choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. It was first performed by the Sadler’s Wells Ballet at the Sadler’s Wells Theater on the 27th of April 1937. All About Ashton’s A Wedding Bouquet The music and decor for this ballet were done by Lord Berners … Read more