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Epithalame

Choreographer: Deryk Mendel
Composer: Jean Guillaume
Set designer: Deryk Mendel
Costume designer: Deryk Mendel
Rambert premiere: 8 Sep 1958, Ballet Rambert, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
World premiere: 3 Aug 1957, Françoise and Dominique, Théâtre du Casino Grand Cercle, Aix-les-Bains, France
Work note: Originally created for the International Choreographic Competition Aix-le-bains, which it won in 1957. This ballet is a hymn of marriage.
Music details: Live music: chamber orchestra
Music commissioned by Rambert: Yes
Music note: This dance work was originally choreographed to music by Olivier Messiaen ('Quatuor pour la fin des temps'), but the composer would not allow score to be used beyond the competition. When the work was taken into the Ballet Rambert repertoire, Jean Guillaume was commisioned to write a new score for the existing choreography.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0173

Performances

Date Programme Venue
8 Sep 1958
Evening
Pas des Déesses | Fireflies | Epithalame* | Laiderette Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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