Sir Frederick Ashton
Katie Derham focuses on the work of choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, founder-choreographer of the Royal Ballet and a very influential figure in the early 20th century.
Katie Derham presents a new series combining her passions for music and dance in a variety of genres, exploring how music expresses movement, and how the movement expresses the music. She begins with the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, founder choreographer of the Royal Ballet and a hugely influential figure in the early 20th century. Katie selects music from some of his most iconic ballets and talks to the current Royal Ballet director, Kevin O'Hare, about Ashton's significance, ahead of a revival of The Dream at Covent Garden. The Classic Dance Score of the Week is Prokofiev's Cinderella.