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Tue 13 Oct 1998, 7.30pm, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Performance title: Official Opening Night

No More Play

Performance title: Official Opening Night
Choreographer: Jirí Kylián
Composer: Anton Webern
Orchestra: London Musici

Performers

Dancer Didy Veldman
Dancer Maria Sardon Urtiaga
Dancer Paul Liburd
Dancer Jan De Schynkel
Dancer Conor O'Brien
Conductor Paul Hoskins
Musician Christopher Tombling
Musician Juliet Snell
Musician Nic Pendlebury
Musician Ben Chappell
Running time: 7.50pm-8.06pm
Performance note: Preceded by a speech from the theatre's Chief Executive Ian Albery

Petite Mort

Performance title: Official Opening Night
Choreographer: Jirí Kylián
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: London Musici

Performers

Dancer Marie-Laure Agrapart
Dancer Rafael Bonachela
Dancer Rachel Poirier
Dancer Trevor Schoonraad
Dancer Miranda Lind
Dancer Christopher Powney
Dancer Patricia Hines
Dancer Vincent Redmon
Dancer Hope Muir
Dancer Simon Cooper
Dancer Didy Veldman
Dancer Laurent Cavanna
Conductor Paul Hoskins
Solo Piano Stephen Lade
Running time: 8.12pm-8.30pm

Four Scenes

Performance title: Official Opening Night
Choreographer: Christopher Bruce
Composer: David C. Heath
Orchestra: London Musici

Performers

Dancer Patricia Hines
Dancer Deirdre Chapman
Dancer Hope Muir
Dancer Maria Sardon Urtiaga
Dancer Conor O'Brien
Dancer Glenn Wilkinson
Dancer Jan De Schynkel
Dancer Matthew Hart
Conductor Paul Hoskins
Violin soloist Christopher Tombling
Running time: 8.58pm-9.28pm

Airs

Performance title: Official Opening Night
Choreographer: Paul Taylor
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Orchestra: London Musici

Performers

Dancer Josephine Jewkes
Dancer Ana Maria Luján Sánchez
Dancer Elizabeth Old
Dancer Matthew Hart
Dancer Glenn Wilkinson
Dancer Paul Liburd
Conductor Paul Hoskins
Running time: 9.54pm-10.20pm
Performance note: Followed by speeches from the theatre's Chief Executive Ian Albery, Arts Council Chair Gerry Robinson, and Heritage Secretary Chris Smith. The full company and artistic director Christopher Bruce took a final bow at the end of the evening. Prime Minister Tony Blair attended the performance.
Source: Cast sheet and stage manager's report for 13 October 1998 (evening) in the Rambert Archive
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