Frederick Ashton and His Ballets

1950

Illuminations
Ballet in one act
M Benjamin Britten (Les Illuminations, opus 18)
Poems by Arthur Rimbaud (from Les Illuminations, 1871-1872)
SC Cecil Beaton
D I Fanfare: Nicholas Magallanes
II Dreamtown: Barbara Bocher, Arlouine Case, Dorothy Dushock,
Jillana, Barbara Milberg, Francesca Mosarra, Pat McBride,
Margaret Walker, Tomi Wortham, Robert Barnett, Brooks Jackson, Shaun O'Brien, Roy Tobias
III Phrase: Nicholas Magallanes
IV Antiquity: Sacred Love: Tanaquil LeClercq; Profane Love:
Melissa Hayden
V Royalty: ensemble
VI Anarchy: Tanaquil LeClercq, Dick Beard, Audrey Allen, Doris
Breckenridge, Ninette d'Amboise, Peggy Karlson, Robert Barnett, Walter Georgov, Karel Shook
VII Being Beauteous: Tanaquil LeClercq, Dick Beard, Arthur Bell, Jacques d'Amboise, Roy Tobias
VIII Sideshow: ensemble
IX Farewell; ensemble
FP New York City Ballet, City Center Theater, New York, 2 March 1950

ST Joffrey Ballet; R John Taras: D The Poet: Gregory Huffman; The Dandy: Glenn Dufford; Sacred Love: Patricia Miller; Profane Love: Beatriz Rodriguez; FP Auditorium Theatre, Chicago IL,
13 May 1980

NP Royal Ballet; R Frederick Ashton and John Taras:
D The Poet: Ashley Page; The Dandy: Graham Fletcher; Sacred Love: Jennifer Penney; Profane Love: Genesia Rosato
FP Royal Opera House, London, 3 December 1981

 

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