Frederick Ashton and His Ballets

1976

A Month in the Country
Ballet in one act freely adapted from Ivan Turgenev's play
M Frédéric Chopin, arranged by John Lanchbery (Variations on "Là ci darem" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Opus 2; Fantasy on Polish airs, Opus 13; Andante spianato and Grande polonaise in E flat major, Opus 22)
Curtain SC Julia Trevelyan Oman
D Natalia Petrovna: Lynn Seymour; Yslaev, her husband: Alexander Grant; Kolia, their son: Wayne Sleep; Vera, Natalia's ward: Denise Nunn; Rakitin, Natalia's admirer: Derek Rencher; Katia: a maid: Marguerite Porter; Matvei, a footman: Anthony Conway; Beliaev, Kolia's tutor: Anthony Dowell
FP Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London, 12 February 1976

ST National Ballet of Canada; R Anthony Dowell: D Natalia Petrovna: Karen Kain; Yslaev: Hazaros Surmeyan; Kolia: Johan Persson; Vera: Jaimie Tapper; Rakitin: Graeme Mears; Katia: Sally-Anne Hickin; Brenda Matthews; Beliaev: Robert Conn;
FP O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Canada, 3 May 1995

Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan
M Johannes Brahms (Waltzes, Opus 39 Nos 1, 2, 8, 10, 13, 15,
the first played as a prelude)
C David Dean
D Lynn Seymour
FP Ballet Rambert, 50th Birthday Performance, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 15 June 1976

ST American Ballet Theatre; D Lynn Seymour; New York State Theater, New York NY, 12 July 1976

ST Royal Ballet: D Lynn Seymour; FP Royal Opera House, London, 23 November 1976

ST In "Dance in America: Trailblazers of Modern Dance," directed by Emile Ardolino; D Lynn Seymour; WNET, New York NY, first transmission 22 June 1977

ST Ballet Rambert; R Lynn Seymour; D Lucy Burge; FP Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 9 March 1983

ST Joffrey Ballet; R Lynn Seymour: D Jodie Gates; FP Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles CA, 11 May 1983

ST Scottish Ballet; R Lynn Seymour: D Ruth Robinson; FP Reid Hall, Forfar, 31 May 1991

ST Royal Winnipeg Ballet R Lynn Seymour; FP Manitoba, 28 December 1994

ST Birmingham Royal Ballet: R Lynn Seymour:
D Molly Smolen
FP Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, 5 April 2000

NP Royal Ballet: R Lynn Seymour:
D Tamara Rojo
FP Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 13 November 2004 (matinee)

[The Turning Point]
A 20th-Century Fox picture
Directed by Herbert Ross
Screenplay by Arthur Laurents
Photographed by Robert Surtees
Players: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, et al
Etude
M Frédéric Chopin (Etude in A flat major, Opus 25 No 1)
C Albert Wolsky
Choreographed for Gelsey Kirkland, who withdrew from the film
D Leslie Browne
Released 1977

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