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'Ashton Rediscovered' masterclasses 2017-18


A series of masterclasses presented by the Frederick Ashton Foundation were given at The Royal Ballet (Upper) School by the original casts of rarely-performed works by Frederick Ashton during 2017-18.
Presented by Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and featuring dancers of The Royal Ballet, the masterclasses were filmed for research and educational purposes.
Each masterclass included an Introduction and Q&A, and was followed by a reception.

The first masterclass was:

Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) (1981) with Sir Anthony Dowell, 19 November 2017

Introduction, including tribute to archivist, dance writer and authority on Frederick Ashton David Vaughan who died on 27 October 2017 (duration 29.39): https://youtu.be/rqFQhknDWNc

Le Rossignol Solo and Pas de deux with William Bracewell and Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Q&A with Anthony Dowell, the dancers, Gary Avis and Lorraine Gregory (duration 1.06.39): https://youtu.be/9iw9CxJhiQw

See also Dancetabs article by Jann Parry