Frederick Ashton

Moira Shearer as Cinderella in 'Cinderella', 23 December 1948 (Prokofiev/Ashton/Malclès). Photograph Roger WoodWhen: 12 February–17 August 2013
Where: Piazza Link

Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet and one of the great 20th century choreographers, devoted almost the whole of his career to working with The Royal Ballet.  In the year which sees the 25th anniversary of his death on 19 August 1988, ROH Collections have curated a photographic overview of his ballets.  The first half of the exhibition can be seen until 30 April and begins in 1935 when Ashton joined the fledging Vic-Wells Ballet as its Founder Choreographer and takes us up until 1959.  From 1 May until 17 August, the exhibition features ballets created by Ashton between 1960 and 1981.

 

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