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ROH: THE DREAM, SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS, MARGUERITE

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Royal Ballet celebrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, through a gorgeous mixed program of three of Ashton’s most loved—and most characteristic—works, recorded live in 2017. The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is Ashton’s first masterpiece and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement, with six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding score. Marguerite and Armand (1963), inspired by the celebrated dance partnership between Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La traviata, accompanied by to Liszt’s tempestuous Piano Sonata.

Details

Date:
July 11
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Venue

Landmark Renaissance Cinema
1850 2nd Street
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States