Fathom Events invites you to experience a joyous tale when La Fille mal gardée is screened in select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, May 5.
Based on an 1828 French ballet of the same name and inspired by choreographer Frederick Ashton’s love of the Suffolk countryside, La Fille mal gardée is one of the choreographer’s most joyous creations. Laced with good humor as a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage, Ashton’s final full-length ballet incorporates some of his most virtuosic choreography to depict a charming, simple tale of boy meets girl. With elements of national folk dance incorporated throughout, from a Lancashire clog dance to a traditional maypole dance, this emphatically English work has remained a celebrated classic in The Royal Ballet's repertory since its successful premiere in 1960.
This brilliant work features music adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score and colorful designs by Osbert Lancaster that reinforce the robust wit of the lively production.
Don’t miss this breathtaking performance from The Royal Ballet at your neighborhood cinema!