A mixed programme featuring the choreography of three of the Royal Ballet’s formative influences: Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan.
De Valois’s The Rake’s Progress was created in 1935 and is considered important for its role in helping to build an English tradition of ballet. It takes Hogarth’s images of a young man’s downfall in London as its base.
Divertissements, the central part of the programme, features choreography from MacMillan and many of the Royal Ballet’s principle dancers.
Ashton’s Homage To The Queen was commissioned for the Coronation, but is now performed in the year of Her Majesty’s 80th birthday. As much of Ashton’s original choreography has been lost, three British choreographers provide the missing three movements.
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