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Fri 26 Mar 1943, Time unknown, Mercury Theatre, London

Les Sylphides

Choreographer: Michel Fokine
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Music note: Danced to live music
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert

Death and the Maiden

Choreographer: Andrée Howard
Composer: Franz Schubert
Music note: Danced to live music
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert

Spanish Dance

Choreographer: Elsa Brunelleschi
Music note: Danced to live music
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert

Russian Dance (from 'Midnight Sun')

Choreographer: Léonide Massine
Composer: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Music note: Danced to live music
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert

Foyer de Danse

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Lord Berners
Music note: Danced to live music
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert

Confessional

Choreographer: Walter Gore
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Music note: Danced to live music
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert

Carnival of Animals

Choreographer: Andrée Howard
Composer: Charles Camille Saint-Saëns
Premiere type: World premiere
Music note: Danced to live music

Performers

The Little Girl Elisabeth Schooling
The Lion Iris Loraine
His Attendant Sylvia Hayden
His Attendant Anne Ashley
The Hen Margaret Scott
The Bantam Olivia Sarel
Tortoise Nina Shelley
Tortoise Michael Holmes
The Kangaroo Meg Stewart
Personage with Long Ears Robert Harrold
The Cuckoo Sara Luzita
Aquarium Sylvia Hayden
Aquarium Anne Ashley
Girl with Birds Sally Gilmour
Performance note: Dress rehearsal in front of an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert
Source: Notes and diary entry for 26 March 1943 in the Rambert Archive
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