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A Florentine Picture

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Costume designer: Scarlet Scissors
World premiere: 20 Dec 1930, Marie Rambert Dancers, Lyric Hammersmith, London
Production note: The programme does not credit a costume designer for this ballet. Dolly Watkins ('Scarlet Scissors') created the costumes, inspired by the paintings of Sandro Botticelli.
Music title: Violin Sonata in D Minor 'La Follia', Opus 5, No. 2 (1700)
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0036

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Carnaval* | Cricket* | Rugby | A Florentine Picture* | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Shepherd's Hornpipe | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Farrucca | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Carnaval | Cricket | Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Shepherd's Hornpipe | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Farrucca | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Carnaval | Cricket | Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Shepherd's Hornpipe | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Farrucca | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Carnaval | Cricket | Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Primavera* | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Dances from Carnaval | Le Cricket | La Péri* | Russian Peasant Dance | The Mannequin and her Beau | Saudade do Brésil | A Florentine Picture | Le Boxing* | Aurora's Wedding Mercury Theatre, London
4 May 1931
Evening
La Péri | Le Boxing | Capriol Suite | L'Après-midi d'un faune | A Florentine Picture | Façade* Mercury Theatre, London
31 Dec 1931
Evening
La Péri (The Flower of Immortality) | Constanza's Lament (from ''The Good-humoured Ladies'') | Dances from ''Cross-Garter'd'' | A Florentine Picture | Dances from ''Carnaval'' | Le Rugby | Dances on a Scottish Theme | Le Lac des Cygnes Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1932
Evening
La Péri | Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles* | A Florentine Picture | Constanza's Lament* | Saudade do Brésil | Pompette* | Le Rugby | The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme) | Les Sylphides Mercury Theatre, London
27 Nov 1932
Evening
''Valse'' from Les Sylphides | ''Fée Dragée'' from Aurora's Wedding | The Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods go a-begging') | ''Pas de Deux'' from Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles | ''Desperate Blues''* | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | ''Russian Peasant' Mercury Theatre, London
1 Jan 1933
Evening
Aurora's Wedding | Prelude in D Major (Rachmaninoff) | Prelude in G Sharp Minor (Rachmaninoff) | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte* | Mercury | Menuet from ''Suite Bergamasque'' (Debussy) | Le Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Foyer de Danse Mercury Theatre, London
6 Jan 1935
Evening
A Florentine Picture | Constanza's Lament | American Sailor (from 'Les Matelots') | Pompette | Le Rugby | Cinderella* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Mercury Theatre, London
13 May 1941
After-lunch
Overture | Bartlemas Dances* | A Florentine Picture | Panaderos | Piano Interlude | La Fête étrange The Arts Theatre Club, London
2 Jul 1941
Early evening
Mermaid | Florentine Picture | Catarina, ou La Fille du Bandit | Farruca* | Capriol Suite The Arts Theatre Club, London
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