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Nao Sakuma as the Firebird; photo: Steve Hanson

Nao Sakuma as the Firebird; photo: Steve Hanson

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Love and Loss

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Love and Loss

( Galanteries | The Dance House | The Dream )

At a glance
Two ballets by David Bintley accompany a classic from Frederick Ashton. Galanteries is sublime pure dance to sublime music by Mozart, and The Dance House is a a beautiful and powerful meditation on death.

In Ashton's The Dream, hilarious havoc ensues when Oberon, King of the Fairies, takes revenge on his Queen and attempts to help a quartet of young lovers. Set to Mendelssohn's great score.

Performance length

Approx 2 hours and 10 minutes


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Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Jan Blake
Lighting John B. Read

The Dance House

Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography David Bintley
Design Robert Heindel
Lighting Lisa J. Pinkham

The Dream

Music Felix Mendelssohn
Arranged by John Lanchbery
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Design Peter Farmer
Lighting John B. Read
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