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Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons at the Royal Opera House – 18th November to 5th December 2015



The Royal Ballet feature a mixed programme featuring Monotones I and II and  The Two Pigeons by Frederick Ashton.

Frederick Ashton was a founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet,  In this double programme the Company celebrates Ashton and his legacy in two of his iconic works. Ashton originally created Monotones (1965) as a gala piece – a  pas de trois danced to Debussy’s orchestration of Satie’s haunting Trois Gymnopédies. The following year he created a complementary pas de trois  to precede the original piece, this time using Satie’s Trois Gnossiennes.

The Two Pigeons (1962) is a typical Ashton ballet which follows  the story of a wayward young man blind to the values of what is right in front him, Ashton explores the nature of love in one of his most charming, elegant and moving works.

Running times

About 2 hours 17 minutes, including two intervals.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Royal Opera House website here

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