Voices of Spring

Voices of Spring
Yuhui Choe and Alexander Campbell
© ROH/ Tristram Kenton

2016.'Ashton Rediscovered' masterclasses

2014. Masterclass event

2013. Ashton Symposium

2013. 'Introduction to the Foundation' event.

2012. 'Introduction to the Foundation' event.

2011. Recreation of Foyer de danse

2011. Press release announcing establishment of the Foundation.

La Fille mal gardee

La Fille mal gardée
The Clog Dance
© ROH/ Tristram Kenton

Marion Tait CBE, former Principal, Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet:


"As a member of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, I had the great privilege of working with Sir Frederick Ashton on numerous occasions throughout my career, as many of his ballets were regularly in SWRB's touring programme. He was not particularly 'vocal' in rehearsals, but with one small move or gesture was able to transmit exactly what he was after (usually more body and speed!).
Today Birmingham Royal Ballet still maintains many Ashton ballets in the staple repertoire. As I find myself responsible for passing on some of the wonderful roles in his ballets, it has become apparent to me that today's young dancers find the "Ashton style" quite hard to master - the musicality, the use of epaulement, the speed of footwork - all are great challenges to their technique. Ashton's ballets never rely on athleticism, but require a sound technique, one that can be 'manipulated' to show every nuance of style."