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Carnival of Animals

Choreographer: Andrée Howard
Set designer: Andrée Howard
Costume designer: Andrée Howard
World premiere: 26 Mar 1943, Ballet Rambert, Mercury Theatre, London
Work note: The premiere of this work was a dress rehearsal before an invited audience to mark the revival of Ballet Rambert, after the company had been closed down in 1942 because of a court case against Harold Rubin's of The Arts Theatre Club.
Production note: In the programme from the 1943 C.E.M.A. tour, Andrée Howard is credited with 'scenery and costumes'.
Music title: Le Carnival des animaux (1886)
Music details: Live music: initially piano, later a chamber orchestra
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0128

Performances

Date Programme Venue
26 Mar 1943
Time unknown
Les Sylphides | Death and the Maiden | Spanish Dance | Russian Dance (from 'Midnight Sun') | Foyer de Danse | Confessional | Carnival of Animals* Mercury Theatre, London
27 Dec 1943
Matinee
Soirée Musicale (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Valse Noble (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Coquette (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Carnival of Animals (in the play 'The Toy Princess') | Dances from Les Sylphides (in the play 'The Toy Princess') Arts Theatre Cambridge
19 Nov 1948
Evening
The Descent of Hebe | Carnival of Animals | Winter Night* | The Nutcracker Suite His Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
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