“Illuminations”, divertissments, “Les Patineurs”
The Sarasota Ballet
Sarasota Opera House
3 May 2014
by Judith Cruickshank
copyright 2014 by Judith Cruickshank
All good things must come to an end, even the most joyous of celebrations and so it was with the Sarasota Ballet's Sir Frederick Ashton festival. “They should do this every year”, said a woman on leaving one of the morning talks which formed part of director Iain Webb's plan for his long-dreamed of celebration of Ashton's genius. These all took place at the pretty Asolo theatre, part of the Ringling Museum complex with its beautiful gardens, impressive art collection and circus museum.