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Canterbury Prologue

Choreographer: David Paltenghi
Set designer: Edward Burra
Costume designer: Edward Burra
World premiere: 30 Jul 1951, Ballet Rambert
Work note: Dedication: 'This ballet is dedicated to Marie Rambert on the anniversary of the twenty-fifth year of her company'. Based on some of the characters from the Prologue of 'The Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer. The ballet was created for the Canterbury Festival, but previewed under the title 'Surprise Ballet' on 19 July 1951 at the Royal Hall, Harrogate.
Production note: Edward Burra is credited as 'decor and costumes'.
Music details: Live music: chamber orchestra
Music commissioned by Rambert: Yes
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0153

Performances

Date Programme Venue
30 Jul 1951
Evening
Giselle Act I | Canterbury Prologue* | House of Cards (Scherzi della Sorte) | Fa├žade (The Original Version) Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
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