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Secret Muses: The Life Of Frederick Ashton Julie Kavanagh

Secret Muses: The Life Of Frederick Ashton

Julie Kavanagh

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ISBN : 9780571143528
Hardcover
592 pages
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The eponymous muses were young men, many of them dancers, who inspired choreographer Frederick Ashton (1904-88) to create Symphonic Variations, La fille mal gardee, and the other works that brought English ballet to a new level of artistry. HisMoreThe eponymous muses were young men, many of them dancers, who inspired choreographer Frederick Ashton (1904-88) to create Symphonic Variations, La fille mal gardee, and the other works that brought English ballet to a new level of artistry. His biographer Julie Kavanagh, a British ballet critic, appreciates but does not overemphasize their importance, respecting the mysteries of the creative process in her perceptive evaluations of Ashtons work. She is equally good on his famed wit and giddy social life, providing enough party scenes and famous names to keep even non-balletomanes reading.