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Bertram Batell's Sideshow

World premiere: 28 Mar 1970, Ballet Rambert, Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
Work note: A children's show 'devised and presented by members of Ballet Rambert under the direction of Norman Morrice'. The publicity billed it as 'a dance fantasia for children of all ages' and 'a spell binding dance fantasia for the entertainment of children of all ages'. The title was an anagram of Ballet Rambert. A preview performance for children was held on 26 March 1970.
Production note: In the programme, Peter Cazalet is credited as 'designer' and Carolyn Fey as 'costumes'
Scene/role note: 1970 SECTIONS: Intro (Taylor); Walks (chor: Law, music: Ellington/Hodges/Williams); Link: Disappearing Trick (Taylor); Triform (Scolgio, Hymas); Link: Turnabout Two-Step (Taylor); Cloudy, with Sunny Intervals and Rain (Whitley, Baker/Prokofiev); Interval; Cobweb (Curtis, Salzedo); Link: Musical Box Ballerina (Taylor); The Brothers Zucchini (Taylor, G.U.S. Footwear Band); Link: The Lady with Long Hair (Taylor); Primitives (Knott, Chavez); Link: Telescope (Taylor); Finale (Taylor) ///***//// 1971 SECTIONS: Intro (Taylor); Swerves and Curves (chor: Prestidge, music: Chavez) or Misfits (Curtis); Link: Disappearing Trick (Taylor); Walks (Law, Ellington/Hodges/Williams); Link: Spandango (Whitley); Triform (Scolgio, Hymas) OR Cloudy, with Sunny Intervals and Rain (Whitley, Baker/Prokofiev); Hoe-Down (Cooper, Hymas/Ives); Interval; Cobweb (Curtis, Salzedo) or The Elephant (Taylor, Hymas); Link: Musical Box Ballerina (Taylor); The Brothers Zucchini (Taylor, G.U.S. Footwear Band); Link: The Lady with Long Hair (Taylor); The Strong Man (Knott, Blood, Sweat and Tears) or Primitives (Knott, Chavez); Link: Wait For Me (Whitley); Finale (Taylor)
Music title: The Duke Steps Out (Ellington, Hodges, Williams, c.1929)
Music details: Live music and recorded music: piano and flute played live
Music note: Commissioned scores from Leonard Salzedo for 'Cobweb' and Anthony Hymas for 'Triform'. The music credit for 'Cloudy' reads: John Baker for BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Prokofiev.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0217

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
28 Mar 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow* Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
28 Mar 1970
Evening
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
30 Mar 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
31 Mar 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
1 Apr 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
2 Apr 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
3 Apr 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
3 Apr 1970
Evening
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
4 Apr 1970
Matinee
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
4 Apr 1970
Evening
Bertram Batell's Sideshow Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London
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