The London Ballet Circle and the Frederick Ashton Foundation jointly hosted a special event at the Royal Ballet School to celebrate the legacy of the renowned choreographer.

Prior to Sarasota Ballet's stint at the Royal Opera House performing a selection of Ashton's works, the LBC was pleased to host Sarasota Ballet’s Director Iain Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri in coversation with ballet historian Jane Pritchard.  The performance of Sarasota Ballet at the Royal Opera House will mark the opening of Ashton Worldwide, the Frederick Ashton Foundation’s five year international festival to celebrate the legacy of the choreographer. LBC members at the Royal Ballet School and online listened as Margaret and Iain discussed Ashton's works, their interpretations of these, and their enduring legacy.

In addition, the evening also included a screening of Lynne Wake’s film “Frederick Ashton: Links in the Chain”, which illustrates how Ashton’s choreography has been handed down over the generations - featuring past and present stars of The Royal Ballet.

It was a truly insightful evening for all involved, and the LBC extends our thanks to the Frederick Ashton Foundation for their support in making it happen.

A full report of this event will be available on the website in due course.

From left to right: Iain Webb, Margaret Barbieri, Jane Pritchard, Christopher Nourse.  

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