Among the pieces we’re performing in the South of England this year is an excerpt from Frederick Ashton’s The Dream.

Based on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the ballet features many of the famous characters, including Oberon and Titania, the Kind and Queen of the fairies. It is their romantic pas de deux which we’re dancing on this tour, in Yeoville and Truro.

In the video below you can see Company dancers Natasha Oughtred and Joseph Caley being taught the roles by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell, who created the parts when Ashton choreographed the ballet in 1964. Our Ballet Mistress Marion Tait also talks about how invaluable this personal coaching is for the dancers who you will see on this tour.

Frederick Ashton also choreographed La Fille mal gardée, sections of which appear in our programme for both the North and the South.

Click here for details of our performances in Yeovil and Truro
Click here for details what we’re dancing in Durham and York