Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissement & Scènes de ballet

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Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissement & Scènes de ballet


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Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissement & Scènes de ballet


Les Patineurs

Laura Morera, Samantha Raine, Steven McRae, Sarah Lamb, Rupert Pennefather, Christina Arestis, Francesca Filpi, Ryoichi Hirano, Kenta Kura, Liam Scarlett & Andrej Uspenski

Paul Murphy


Scènes de ballet

Miyako Yoshida, Ivan Putrov, Edward Watson & Lauren Cuthbertson

Barry Wordsworth


Tchaikovsky: Awakening Pas de deux (1968)

Darcey Bussell & Jonathan Cope

Massenet: Thaïs Pas de deux (1971)

Mara Galeazzi & Thiago Soares

Paganini: Devil’s Holiday Variation (1939)

Viacheslav Samodurov

Brahms: Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (1975)

Tamara Rojo

Strauss: Voices of Spring Pas de deux (1977)

Leanne Benjamin & Carlos Acosta

Tommasini after Paganini: Devil’s Holiday Pas de deux (1939)

Laura Morera & Ricardo Cervera

Conductor Barry Wordsworth

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Founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton created more than 100 ballets over a 60 year career. Showcasing three of his shorter works, this disc reflects the breadth of his sophisticated, elegant and widely popular style.

Les Patineurs evokes the Edwardian skating rink, with all its youthful charm and humour, in contrast to Scènes de Ballet where sharp geometric shapes and the music of Igor Stravinsky are combined to create perhaps Ashton’s most modernist work.

Divertissements, a collection of eight short dances, features some of Ashton’s most lyrical choreography, including pas de deux set to Romantic masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Massenet.

Extra features:

Interviews with dancers from Les Patineurs

Running time 96 mins approx

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

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