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Gillian Murphy in American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 production of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia.

A ballet in three acts, Sylvia is set to music by Léo Delibes and features costumes and scenery after original designs by Robin and Christopher Ironside. Additional designs for the revival of Sylvia are by Peter Farmer and lighting is by Mark Jonathan.

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Ulyana Lopatkina Ульяна Лопаткина and Andrey Ermakov Андрей Ермаков, “Marguerite and Armand” choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, Mariinsky Ballet

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Oksana Skorik, “Marguerite and Armand” choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, Mariinsky Ballet (May, 2015)

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Ako Kondo, Cristiano Martino, Robyn Hendricks and Amber Scott, “Symphonic Variations” choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, The Australian Ballet. Sydney Opera House (April 29, 2015)

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Olesya Novikova Олеся Новикова and Konstantin Zverev Константин Зверев, “Marguerite and Armand” choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, Mariinsky Ballet

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A Month in the Country is based on Ivan Turgenev’s famous play and distills three hours of words into 40 minutes of dance. The ballet is considered Sir Frederick Ashton’s final masterpiece and one of the choreographer’s most beloved works. Sir Anthony Dowell, who created the role of Beliaev, stages A Month in the Country for The National Ballet of Canada.

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Margot Fonteyn in Cinderella, Act II - Cinderella Arrives. 

Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, chor. by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1957.

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Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada, “Voices of Spring”, choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, San Francisco Ballet at 2015 Dance Open Ballet Festival Gala Concert, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Russia (April 27, 2015)

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