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Sir Frederick Ashton (1904-1988)

Biography: Choreographer who created 24 ballets for the company, included its founding work, 'A Tragedy of Fashion' (1926). Ashton became a student at Marie Rambert's school c.1924 and was a dancer with her 1926-1937.
Archive catalogue: DS/UK/702

Works

Argentine Dance
Frederick Ashton, 1927
Capriol Suite
Frederick Ashton, 1930
Façade
Frederick Ashton, 1931
The Fairy Queen (dances in the opera)
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 1927
A Florentine Picture
Frederick Ashton, 1930
Foyer de Danse
Frederick Ashton, 1932
Lady of Shalott
Frederick Ashton, 1931
Leda
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 1928
Leda and the Swan
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 1930
Mannequin and her Beau
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 1928
Mazurka des Hussars
Frederick Ashton, 1930
Mephisto Valse
Frederick Ashton, 1934
Mercury
Frederick Ashton, 1931
Nymphs and Shepherds
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 1927
Pas de Deux
Frederick Ashton, 1927
Passionate Pavane
Frederick Ashton, 1930/1936
Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Frederick Ashton, 1933
La Péri
Frederick Ashton, 1931
Pompette
Frederick Ashton, 1932
Récamier
Frederick Ashton, 1932/1933
Saudade do Brésil
Frederick Ashton, 1930
The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme)
Frederick Ashton, 1930/1931
Valentine's Eve
Frederick Ashton, 1935

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Dance Work ↿⇂ Role ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
15 Jun 1926
Evening
A Tragedy of Fashion (or ''The Scarlet Scissors'') (A Ballet)* Monsieur Duchic Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jul 1927
Evening
Suite de Danses* Danse Sentimentale New Scala Theatre, London
23 Jul 1927
Evening
Suite de Danses* Pas Seul New Scala Theatre, London
23 Jul 1927
Evening
Argentine Dance* Dancer New Scala Theatre, London
23 Jul 1927
Evening
Suite de Danses* Entrée New Scala Theatre, London
23 Jul 1927
Evening
Pas de Deux* Dancer New Scala Theatre, London
10 Jul 1928
Matinee
Leda* Zeus Apollo Theatre, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Capriol Suite* Pieds-en-l'air Lyric Hammersmith, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Leda and the Swan* The Swan Lyric Hammersmith, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Capriol Suite* Mattachins Lyric Hammersmith, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Our Lady's Juggler* Minstrel Lyric Hammersmith, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Gavotte Sentimentale Dancer Lyric Hammersmith, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Capriol Suite* Pavane Lyric Hammersmith, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
L'Indifferent Dancer Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Leda and the Swan The Swan Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Our Lady's Juggler Minstrel Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Mazurka des Hussars* Dancer Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Saudade do Brésil* Dancer Lyric Hammersmith, London
8 Jul 1930
Matinee
Capriol Suite Pavane New Scala Theatre, London
8 Jul 1930
Matinee
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air New Scala Theatre, London
8 Jul 1930
Matinee
Capriol Suite Mattachins New Scala Theatre, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Carnaval* Eusebius Lyric Hammersmith, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air Lyric Hammersmith, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka Lyric Hammersmith, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Lyric Hammersmith, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne Lyric Hammersmith, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Lyric Hammersmith, London
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Les Sylphides Valse Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Les Sylphides Valse Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Carnaval Eusebius Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Carnaval Eusebius Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Valse Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Carnaval Eusebius Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Valse Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka Lyric Hammersmith, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Aurora's Wedding Her Page Mercury Theatre, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Aurora's Wedding Florestan Mercury Theatre, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Saudade do Brésil Dancer Mercury Theatre, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Dances from Carnaval Eusebius Mercury Theatre, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
La Péri* Iskander Mercury Theatre, London
20 Apr 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Dancer Mercury Theatre, London
20 Apr 1931
Evening
Gavotte Sentimentale Dancer Mercury Theatre, London
20 Apr 1931
Evening
Adagio from Lac des Cygnes Dancer Mercury Theatre, London
4 May 1931
Evening
Façade* Tango Pasodoble Mercury Theatre, London
4 May 1931
Evening
Façade* Jodelling Song Mercury Theatre, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka Lyric Hammersmith, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Gavotte Sentimentale Dancer Lyric Hammersmith, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne Lyric Hammersmith, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Waterloo and the Crimea* Rural Dean Lyric Hammersmith, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Valse Lyric Hammersmith, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Waterloo and the Crimea* Chaplain of the Forces Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Jun 1931
Evening
Mercury* Mercury Lyric Hammersmith, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane New Theatre, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Valse New Theatre, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka New Theatre, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
La Péri Iskander New Theatre, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air New Theatre, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins New Theatre, London
10 Oct 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne New Theatre, London
12 Nov 1931
Evening
Mercury Mercury Mercury Theatre, London
12 Nov 1931
Evening
Lady of Shalott* Sir Lancelot Mercury Theatre, London
12 Nov 1931
Evening
Lac des Cygnes The Prince Mercury Theatre, London
31 Dec 1931
Evening
Dances on a Scottish Theme Her Lad Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1932
Evening
The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme) Her Lad Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1932
Evening
Les Sylphides Dancer Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1932
Evening
Saudade do Brésil Dancer Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1932
Evening
La Péri Iskander Mercury Theatre, London
20 Mar 1932
Evening
Façade Yodelling Song Mercury Theatre, London
20 Mar 1932
Evening
Aurora's Wedding Grand Pas de Fées Mercury Theatre, London
20 Mar 1932
Evening
Façade Tango Mercury Theatre, London
9 Oct 1932
Evening
The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme) Her Lad Mercury Theatre, London
9 Oct 1932
Evening
Foyer de Danse* Le Maître de Ballet Mercury Theatre, London
1 Jan 1933
Evening
Aurora's Wedding Grand Pas de Fées Mercury Theatre, London
1 Jan 1933
Evening
Foyer de Danse Le Maître de Ballet Mercury Theatre, London
5 Mar 1933
Evening
Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)* A Personage Mercury Theatre, London
7 May 1933
Evening
Les Sylphides Mazurka Mercury Theatre, London
7 May 1933
Evening
Les Sylphides Nocturne Mercury Theatre, London
7 May 1933
Evening
Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames) A Personage Mercury Theatre, London
7 May 1933
Evening
Les Sylphides Grande Valse Mercury Theatre, London
15 May 1934
Evening
Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames) A Personage Mercury Theatre, London
15 May 1934
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère* Valentin, garçon Mercury Theatre, London
13 Jun 1934
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Valentin, garçon Mercury Theatre, London
13 Jun 1934
Evening
Mephisto Valse* Mephisto Mercury Theatre, London
28 Oct 1934
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'Air Mercury Theatre, London
28 Oct 1934
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Mercury Theatre, London
28 Oct 1934
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Mercury Theatre, London
28 Oct 1934
Evening
Foyer de Danse Le Maître de Ballet Mercury Theatre, London
6 Jan 1935
Evening
Cinderella* The Prince Mercury Theatre, London
6 Jan 1935
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Valentin, garçon Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1935
Evening
Façade Tango Duke of York's Theatre, London
4 Feb 1935
Evening
Façade Jodelling Song Duke of York's Theatre, London
4 Feb 1935
Evening
Valentine's Eve* Constant Duke of York's Theatre, London
4 Feb 1935
Evening
Mephisto Waltz Mephisto Duke of York's Theatre, London
7 Apr 1935
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Valentin, garçon Mercury Theatre, London
16 Jun 1935
Evening
Mermaid The Prince Mercury Theatre, London
16 Jun 1935
Evening
Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames) A Personage Mercury Theatre, London
9 Jun 1936
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Valentin, garçon Birmingham Repertory Theatre
9 Jun 1936
Evening
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Constant Birmingham Repertory Theatre
10 Jun 1936
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Valentin, garçon Birmingham Repertory Theatre
10 Jun 1936
Evening
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Constant Birmingham Repertory Theatre
12 Jun 1936
Evening
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Constant Birmingham Repertory Theatre
12 Jun 1936
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'Air Birmingham Repertory Theatre
12 Jun 1936
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Birmingham Repertory Theatre
12 Jun 1936
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Birmingham Repertory Theatre
13 Jun 1936
Evening
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Constant Birmingham Repertory Theatre
13 Jun 1936
Evening
Capriol Suite Pieds-en-l'air Birmingham Repertory Theatre
13 Jun 1936
Evening
Capriol Suite Mattachins Birmingham Repertory Theatre
13 Jun 1936
Evening
Capriol Suite Pavane Birmingham Repertory Theatre
8 Nov 1936
Evening
Façade Yodelling Song Mercury Theatre, London
8 Nov 1936
Evening
Façade Tango Mercury Theatre, London
19 Feb 1937
Evening
Mephisto Waltz Mephisto Duchess Theatre, London
19 Feb 1937
Evening
Bar aux Folies-Bergère Valentin, garçon Duchess Theatre, London
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