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Lincoln Center Festival
Ashton Celebration
July 6-17, 2004


David Vaughan's Chronology of Ashton's Ballets
From his book, "Frederick Ashton and His Ballets," updated

Frederick Ashton Centenary Celebration's coverage of the Ashton Year

Companies participating in the Ashton Celebration:

Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet

Joffrey Ballet

K-Ballet Company (in Japanese)

Ballets to be danced at the Ashton Celebration and Preview articles:

Celebrating a Giant of Dance
by Robert Johnson for the New Jersey Star-Ledger

Celebration: Frederick Ashton (Lori Ortiz for NY Arts)'s Ballet Page
includes essays by Jane Simpson on "Cinderella," "La Fille Mal Gardee," "Symphonic Variations," "Marguerite and Armand"

A Fitting Tribute
(a review, by Clive Barnes, in Dance Magazine of Birmingham Royal Ballet's Ashton repertory, including works to be presented at this Celebration: "Scenes de ballet," "Enigma Variations," "Dante Sonata," "The Two Pigeons," "Voices of Spring," and "Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan.")

About Ashton's Life and Work:

Ashton Seen and Heard
by David Vaughan in DanceView Times

Portraits of Ashton (Britain's National Portrait Gallery)

Brief Biography, with photos from ballets

Dance in America: "The Dream" with American Ballet Theatre
with links to essays and other material

Sir Fred - a 20th Century Original (Mirella's Tutu Review)

Sir Fred (a brief chronology from Mirella's Tutu Review)

Reviews about the Ashton Celebration:

Joan Acocella (The New Yorker): Life Steps

Tobi Tobias (ArtsJournal)
Ashton Celebration #1 (mostly "Enigma Variations")
Ashton Celebration #2 ("Brahams Waltzes and Dante Sonata")
Ashton Celebration #3 (Joffrey Ballet's program, mostly "Monotones" and "Les Patineurs")
Ashton Celebration #4 (mostliy "Scenes de ballet")
Ashton Celebration #5 (mostly the Royal Ballet's divertissements)
Ashton Celebration #6 ("Cinderella")


The Sir Frederick Ashton - a modern shrub rose

A genealogy site: the Mallandaines

A Bibliography
(i.e., a list of books with pages and bindings that live on shelves and that you can hold in your hands and read while sitting in a comfortable chair)

Dominic, Zoë, "Frederick Ashton: a choreographer and his ballets."  Harap: 1971.

Kavanaugh, Julie, "Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton." New York: Pantheon Books, 1997.

David Vaughan, "Frederick Ashton and His Ballets."  New Jersey:  Princeton Book Co Pub; 2nd edition (June 1, 1999).




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Volume 2, Ashton Preview Section
July 1, 2004

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