The Barre Flies

Cinderella American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House, June 9, 2014

Is it a good fit?

Alexandra Ansanelli Alexandra Ansanelli

Sir Frederick

Ashton was a master maker of dance
Creating his ballets balancing mechanics & romance
Varying rhythms, gliding chassés, bending side to side
Dancers swoon, rapidly changing weight, creating elements of surprise

Even with all the mystery & drama of his works
Ashton always wanted to master épaulement first
Classical purity without affectation
Anna Pavlova was his true inspiration