Fathom Events invites you to see the Royal Ballet Series’ LA FILLE MAL GARDEE which will be screened in select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday May 5! Enter to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to this event!
WHEN: May 5th at 7PM
WHERE: Lowell Showcase Cinema.
HOW: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with JOYCE’S CHOICES in the subject line and include your name, age, and mailing address in the body of the email. Please see below for more info on the ballet.
Based on an 1828 French ballet of the same name and inspired by choreographer Frederick Ashton’s love of the Suffolk countryside, La Fille mal gardée is one of the choreographer’s most joyous creations. Laced with good humor as a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage, Ashton’s final full-length ballet incorporates some of his most virtuosic choreography to depict a charming, simple tale of boy meets girl. With elements of national folk dance incorporated throughout, from a Lancashire clog dance to a traditional maypole dance, this emphatically English work has remained a celebrated classic in The Royal Ballet’s repertory since its successful premiere in 1960.
This brilliant work features music adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original score and colorful designs by Osbert Lancaster that reinforce the robust wit of the lively production.