Frederick Ashton and His Ballets

1927

[The Fairy Queen]
Opera by Henry Purcell (1692), based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, adapted by Elkanah Settle
Produced by Dennis Arundell
Dances by Marie Rambert and Frederick Ashton
C Tom Heslewood Ltd, Ronald Nicholson, and Mrs Cockerell, under the direction of Lucia Young
D Dance of Fairies: Andrée Howard, Eirene Garratt, Kathleen O'Connor, Prudence Hyman, Pearl Argyle, Joyce Peters
Echo Dance: Diana Gould, Maude Lloyd
Dance of the Followers on Night: Winifred Baker, Kathleen O'Connor, Eirene Garratt, Pearl Argyle
Three Swans: Doola Baker, Maude Lloyd, Violet Reynolds
Dance of Haymakers: Norah Greenfield, Ursula Humphrey, Muriel Horsey, Marjorie Kempe, A F Adkins, G G Beamish,
J A W Gibson, W B R Mumford
Attendants on Spring: Diana Gould, Maude Lloyd
Attendants on Summer: Pearl Argyle, Andrée Howard
Attendants on Autumn: Doola Baker, Eirene Garratt
Attendants on Winter: G G Beamish, Frederick Kempe
Dance of Chinese: (cast not listed in programme)
Dance of Monkeys: William Chappell, Kathleen O'Connor, Joyce Peters
Chaconne: Doola Baker, Maude Lloyd, Andrée Howard, Pearl Argyle
FP Purcell Opera Society and Cambridge Amateur Dramatic Society, Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, 23 June 1927;

ST Natural Amphitheatre, Hyde Park, London, 25 June 1927

NP Pupils of Marie Rambert; two dances only:
Flight of Swans: D Diana Gould, Pearl Argyle, Andrée Howard
Followers of Night: D Diana Gould, Andrée Howard, Elizabeth Millar, Pearl Argyle
FP Arts Theatre Club, London, 9 March 1928

(Flight of Swans was also included in the divertissements by the Marie Rambert Dancers at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 25 February 1930)

See 1946, The Fairy Queen

Pas de deux
M Fritz Kreisler (Caprice viennois)
C Sophie Fedorovitch
D Eleonora Marra, Frederick Ashton
FP Presented by Marie Rambert, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Annual Dance Festival, New Scala Theatre, London, 23 July 1927

Suite de danses (Galanteries)
M Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (from Ballet for the pantomime Les Petits riens, 1778)
D Entrée: Marie Rambert, Frederick Ashton
Pas seul: Frederick Ashton
Danse sentimentale: Marie Rambert, Frederick Ashton
FP Presented by Marie Rambert, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Annual Dance Festival, New Scala Theatre, London, 23 July 1927

NP Nemchinova-Dolin Ballet: Gavotte sentimentale only:
D Marie Rambert, Frederick Ashton
FP Coliseum, London, 12 December 1927

See 1928, Nymphs and Shepherds

Argentine Dance
M Artello
C Sophie Fedorovitch
D Eleonora Marra, Frederick Ashton
FP Presented by Marie Rambert, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Annual Dance Festival, New Scala Theatre, London, 23 July 1927

(This dance and the Kreisler Pas de deux were also performed in cabaret at Murray's Club in Beak Street at about this date)