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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 Prichard, Curator of Dance at London's Victoria & 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.

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

Spanish Dance from Swan Lake Act II (1963) and the Fairy of Joy Solo from The Sleeping Beauty (1968) with Dame Monica Mason, 11 February 2018

Introduction, including Monica Mason talking about the Spanish Dance and film of Christopher Carr rehearsing the Spanish Dance in advance of the masterclass (duration 26.52): https://youtu.be/jccFce9g5HQ

Spanish Dance from Swan Lake Act II with Mica Bradbury, Leticia Dias, Leo Dixon and Calvin Richardson and Q&A with Monica Mason, the dancers and Lorraine Gregory (duration 19.23): https://youtu.be/jF-7qLA5pDk

Fairy of Joy Solo from The Sleeping Beauty, Prologue with Isabella Gasparini and Q&A with Monica Mason, Isabella Gasparini and Lorraine Gregory (duration 44.25): https://youtu.be/r2tVobil6bk

See also Dancetabs article by Jann Parry