Both as a tribute to Ashton and as a coming-out party, it’s hard to imagine how the festival could have gone better. The ballets are in good hands.
Tag - Illuminations
Richard Alston's devotion to Britten's music goes back 50 years, and for his programme at the Barbican Theatre he's made two new works to be shown alongside two from an earlier stage in his career.
Closing the program is Kurt Jooss’s anti-war ballet from 1932,The Green Table, one of the greatest pieces of choreography ever created and still relevant after more than 80 years.
What would he himself make of this book, I wonder? He'd be amazed, I should think, by the amount of detail he'd find, and possibly surprised by some of it...