How Alastair Macaulay Was First Gobsmacked By Dance

“To calm down, to catch my breath, I had to step out of the Royal Opera House and walk around part of Covent Garden. … [Frederick Ashton’s A Month in the Country], new earlier that year and entirely new to me, featured Lynn Seymour and Anthony Dowell. And it was hitting me, a young man from a farming family, like a body blow.”