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Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Costume designer: David Dean
Lighting designer: John Anderton
World premiere: 15 Jun 1976, Ballet Rambert, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Work note: Dedication: 'Dedicated to Marie Rambert who shared my admiration for Isadora Duncan'. The programme for the world premiere at Ballet Rambert's 50th Birthday Performance incorrectly gave the title as four rather than five Brahms waltzes. Frederick Ashton originally choreographed waltz No. 15 for Lynn Seymour to perform at the Nijinsky Gala held by Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany, on 22 June 1975.
Number of dancers: 1 woman
Revival credits: 1983 and 1986 revivals: Staged by Lynn Seymour; Lighting designer: John B. Read
2004 revival: Restaged by Lynn Seymour; Lighting recreated by: Malcolm Glanville
Music title: Waltzes, Opus 39 (1865): Nos. 1, 2, 8, 10, 13, 15
Music details: Live music: piano
Music note: The first waltz is played as a prelude before the dancer begins.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0269

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
15 Jun 1976
Evening
Pierrot Lunaire | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan* | Girl with Straw Hat* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
6 May 1983
Evening
L'Après-midi d'un faune | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Capriol Suite | Chicago Brass | Concertino* Theatre Royal, Norwich
11 Jun 1986
Evening
Mercure* | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | The Mannequin Dance | 'Unsquare Dance' from 'It's a Raggy Waltz' | 'Popular Song' from 'Façade' | 'Duet' from 'Concertino' | Soirée Musicale | Judgment of Paris | Java Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
26 Feb 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Hall for Cornwall, Truro
27 Feb 2004
Matinee
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Hall for Cornwall, Truro
27 Feb 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Hall for Cornwall, Truro
3 Mar 2004
Evening
Visions Fugitives | Reflection* | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
4 Mar 2004
Evening
Visions Fugitives | Reflection | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
5 Mar 2004
Evening
Visions Fugitives | Reflection | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
6 Mar 2004
Evening
Visions Fugitives | Reflection | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
11 Mar 2004
Evening
Visions Fugitives | Reflection | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man
12 Mar 2004
Matinee
Visions Fugitives | Reflection | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man
12 Mar 2004
Evening
Visions Fugitives | Reflection | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Linear Remains Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man
24 Mar 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Theatre Royal, Brighton
25 Mar 2004
Matinee
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Theatre Royal, Brighton
25 Mar 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Theatre Royal, Brighton
26 Mar 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Theatre Royal, Brighton
27 Mar 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Visions Fugitives | PreSentient Theatre Royal, Brighton
25 May 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Reflection* | A Tragedy of Fashion* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
26 May 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Reflection | A Tragedy of Fashion Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
27 May 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Reflection | A Tragedy of Fashion Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
28 May 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Reflection | A Tragedy of Fashion Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
29 May 2004
Matinee
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
29 May 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Reflection | A Tragedy of Fashion Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
2 Jun 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Birmingham Hippodrome
3 Jun 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Birmingham Hippodrome
4 Jun 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Birmingham Hippodrome
5 Jun 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Birmingham Hippodrome
15 Jun 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Glasgow
16 Jun 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Glasgow
17 Jun 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Glasgow
22 Sep 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
23 Sep 2004
Matinee
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
23 Sep 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
24 Sep 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
25 Sep 2004
Evening
PreSentient | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
29 Sep 2004
Evening
Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Norwich
30 Sep 2004
Matinee
Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Norwich
30 Sep 2004
Evening
Songs of a Wayfarer | A Tragedy of Fashion | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Norwich
1 Oct 2004
Evening
Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Songs of a Wayfarer | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Norwich
6 Oct 2004
Evening
Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Songs of a Wayfarer | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
7 Oct 2004
Evening
Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Songs of a Wayfarer | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
8 Oct 2004
Evening
Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Songs of a Wayfarer | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
9 Oct 2004
Evening
Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Songs of a Wayfarer | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
13 Oct 2004
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Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Derngate, Northampton
14 Oct 2004
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Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Derngate, Northampton
15 Oct 2004
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Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Derngate, Northampton
19 Oct 2004
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Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
20 Oct 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
21 Oct 2004
Matinee
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
21 Oct 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Oct 2004
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Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
23 Oct 2004
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Linear Remains | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Swamp Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
16 Nov 2004
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Linear Remains | Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Mananer of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Theatre Royal, Bath
17 Nov 2004
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Linear Remains | Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Mananer of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Theatre Royal, Bath
18 Nov 2004
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Linear Remains | Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Mananer of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Theatre Royal, Bath
19 Nov 2004
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Linear Remains | Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Mananer of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Theatre Royal, Bath
20 Nov 2004
Evening
Linear Remains | Songs of a Wayfarer | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Mananer of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Theatre Royal, Bath
1 Dec 2004
Evening
Swamp | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Plymouth
2 Dec 2004
Evening
Swamp | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Plymouth
3 Dec 2004
Evening
Swamp | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Plymouth
4 Dec 2004
Evening
Swamp | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | A Tragedy of Fashion | Elsa Canasta Theatre Royal, Plymouth
15 Apr 2005
Evening
Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Snape Maltings
16 Apr 2005
Evening
Irony of Fate | Dark Elegies | Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan | Swamp Snape Maltings
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