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Enigma Variations

Choreographer: Frank Staff
Composer: Edward Elgar
Set designer: Guy Sheppard
Costume designer: Guy Sheppard
World premiere: 26 Nov 1940, Ballet Rambert and the London Ballet, Arts Theatre Cambridge
Production note: In the programme, Guy Sheppard is credited as 'designs'.
Music title: Enigma Variations (1899)
Music details: Live music: piano
Music note: Author Karen Eliot states that at the performance on 2 December 1940, the musical accompaniment was a record played on a gramophone.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive; Eliot, K. 'Albion's Dances: British Ballet During the Second World War' (OUP, 2016)
Archive catalogue: WORK/0117

Performances

Date Programme Venue
26 Nov 1940
Evening
Czernyana | Enigma Variations* | Death and the Maiden | Two Romantic Waltzes (Chabrier) | Gala Performance Arts Theatre Cambridge
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