Ruth Leon recommends… Marguerite and Armand- choreography by Ashton at Royal BalletUncategorized
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This is Fredrick Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ novel, La Dame aux Camelias, which is also familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La Traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963, and here it is performed by Italian guest danseur from American Ballet Theater, Roberto Bolle, and in her farewell performance, Zenaida Yanowsky who, despite her name, is French and Spanish. Gorgeous.
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