David Ashmole Principal dancer with RB and Australian Ballet diesFormer Principal Ballet dancer aged 59 died in London
Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:54 PM
I must have seen him dance more than a hundred times and he was successful in a number of leading parts and was always elegant with a very good technique that was smooth and well suited to prince type roles.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:09 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:14 AM
It is indeed very sad, but I believe he was in a great deal of pain. He was a beautiful dancer and a nice person.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:56 PM
in any case, this is how i remember David Ashmole - pictured here in the Leslie Hurry-designed production of the Royal Ballet's SWAN LAKE.
Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:28 PM
Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:57 PM
Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:19 AM
I saw him in the Pas de Quatre and remember clearly his unaffected clarity and beauty of line. As these photos partly show, he exemplified a high standard of English male classicism. Very sad news.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:02 PM
Thank you Jane I saw the performance but had not seen the film.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:01 PM
Wasn't he with the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet as well? I seem to remember him in a book about Sir Peter Wright staging Swan Lake for that company in the 1980s -- I think he did the role of Siegfried.
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