june, 2020

12jun(jun 12)7:30 pm26(jun 26)7:00 pmLa Fille Mal Gardee - Our House to Your House

La Fille mal Gardee

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Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is one of the choreographer’s most joyous and colourful creations. Inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside, the ballet is set on a farm and tells a story of love between Lise, the daughter of Widow Simone, and Colas, a young farmer. It contains some of Ashton’s most stunning choreography, most strikingly in the series of energetic pas de deux that express the youthful passion of the young lovers, performed here by Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta. The ballet is laced with exuberant good humour, and elements of national folk dance, from dancing chickens and a maypole dance to a Lancashire clog dance for Widow Simone, performed with wit and charm by William Tuckett. Osbert Lancaster’s colourful designs heighten the production’s delightful pastoral wit.

La Fille mal gardée is based on a 1789 French ballet originally created by Jean Dauberval; John Lanchbery created the music for Ashton’s ballet from Ferdinand Hérold’s 1828 score. The ballet’s premiere in 1960 was a resounding success and it remains a firm favourite of The Royal Ballet’s repertory.

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12 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 26 (Friday) 7:00 pm

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