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Carnival of the Animals

Choreographer: Siobhan Davies
Set designer: David Buckland
Costume designer: Antony McDonald
Lighting designer: Peter Mumford
Rambert premiere: 20 May 2008, Rambert Dance Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
World premiere: 13 May 1982, Second Stride, Arts Centre, University of Warwick
Work note: In 1982, the work's title was simply 'Carnival'. When Rambert staged it in 2008, the title was changed to match that of the music: 'Carnival of the Animals'.
Production note: Choreography credit reads: Choreography Siobhan Davies; Choreographic assistant Sasha Roubicek; Movement contribution from the dancers.
Music title: Le carnival des animaux (1886)
Music details: Live music: 2 pianos and orchestra: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass
Sponsors: Supported by the David Rymer Charitable Trust.
Awards: 2008 TMA (Theatrical Management Association) Theatre Award presented to Ballet Rambert for Achievement in Dance for reviving two British contemporary dance landmarks: 'Carnival of the Animals' and 'Swansong'.
Source: Programme in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0452

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ⇃⇂
18 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold
19 Mar 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | Eternal Light Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold
19 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold
20 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold
21 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold
1 Apr 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Swansong | Carnival of the Animals Birmingham Hippodrome
2 Apr 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Swansong | Carnival of the Animals Birmingham Hippodrome
3 Apr 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Swansong | Carnival of the Animals Birmingham Hippodrome
4 Apr 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Swansong | Carnival of the Animals Birmingham Hippodrome
2 Dec 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Derngate, Northampton
3 Dec 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Derngate, Northampton
3 Dec 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Derngate, Northampton
4 Dec 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Derngate, Northampton
10 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Swansong | Carnival of the Animals Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
11 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Swansong | Carnival of the Animals Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
29 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
30 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
31 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
18 Feb 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals Hall for Cornwall, Truro
19 Feb 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me* | Eternal Light Hall for Cornwall, Truro
19 Feb 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Carnival of the Animals Hall for Cornwall, Truro
20 May 2008
Evening
Scribblings* | Carnival of the Animals* | Anatomica #3 Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
21 May 2008
Evening
Scribblings | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
22 May 2008
Evening
Scribblings | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
23 May 2008
Evening
Scribblings | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
24 May 2008
Matinee
Scribblings | Carnival of the Animals Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
24 May 2008
Evening
Scribblings | Carnival of the Animals | Anatomica #3 Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
3 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
4 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
5 Nov 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
5 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
6 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
7 Nov 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
7 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
27 Feb 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Scribblings Snape Maltings
28 Feb 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Scribblings Snape Maltings
23 Sep 2009
Evening
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
24 Sep 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
24 Sep 2009
Evening
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
25 Sep 2009
Evening
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
12 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Bath
13 Nov 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Bath
13 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Bath
14 Nov 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Theatre Royal, Bath
14 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Bath
4 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Brighton
5 Mar 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Eternal Light Theatre Royal, Brighton
5 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Brighton
6 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Brighton
7 Mar 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Eternal Light Theatre Royal, Brighton
7 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | See Me | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Brighton
25 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Hush* | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
26 Mar 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | Hush | Eternal Light Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
26 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Hush | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
27 Mar 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Hush | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
26 Nov 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Theatre Royal, Plymouth
27 Nov 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Theatre Royal, Plymouth
28 Nov 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Theatre Royal, Plymouth
29 Nov 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Theatre Royal, Plymouth
20 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
21 Oct 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
21 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
22 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
23 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
13 Feb 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Venue Cymru, Llandudno
14 Feb 2009
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Infinity Venue Cymru, Llandudno
8 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice* | Infinity Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
9 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | Infinity Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
10 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | Infinity Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
11 Oct 2008
Evening
Eternal Light | Carnival of the Animals | Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice | Infinity Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
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