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Gala Performance

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Set designer: Hugh Stevenson
Costume designer: Hugh Stevenson
Rambert premiere: 6 Jul 1940, Ballet Rambert and the London Ballet, Theatre Royal, Brighton
World premiere: 5 Dec 1938, London Ballet, Toynbee Hall Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Production note: In the programmes, Hugh Stevenson is credited as 'decor' or as 'costumes and scenery'.
Scene/role note: Scene 1: Before the Performance; Scene 2: The Gala Performance
Music title: Concerto No.3 for Piano and Orchestra (first movement) (1921); Classical Symphony excerpts (1918)
Music details: Live music: initially piano, later a chamber orchestra
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0112

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
6 Jul 1940
Matinee
Les Sylphides | Le Cricket | Le Rugby | Le Boxing | Lady into Fox | Gala Performance* Theatre Royal, Brighton
1 Oct 1940
After-lunch
Overture | Judgment of Paris* | Death and the Maiden | Piano Interlude | Gala Performance The Arts Theatre Club, London
26 Nov 1940
Evening
Czernyana | Enigma Variations* | Death and the Maiden | Two Romantic Waltzes (Chabrier) | Gala Performance Arts Theatre Cambridge
27 Nov 1944
Evening
Carnaval | Death and the Maiden | The Fugitive | Gala Performance Theatre Royal, Bristol
17 Oct 1949
Evening
Casse Noisette | Antonia* | Les Masques | Gala Performance King's Theatre, London
15 Jan 1953
Evening
Les Sylphides | Past Recalled* | Plaisance | The Gala Performance Connaught Theatre, Worthing
21 Jun 1954
Evening
Les Sylphides | Variations on a Theme* | Gala Performance | Winter Night Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
28 Jun 1955
Evening
Les Sylphides | Persephone* | Past Recalled | The Gala Performance Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
22 Jul 1957
Evening
Plaisance | Casse Noisette Pas de Deux | Variations on a Theme | Conte Fantastique* | The Gala Performance Theatre Royal, Exeter
22 Sep 1957
Evening
Giselle | Gala Performance Workers' Palace of Culture, Tianjin, China
23 Sep 1957
Evening
Giselle | Gala Performance Workers' Palace of Culture, Tianjin, China
28 Oct 1957
Evening
Giselle | Gala Performance The People's Theatre, Shanghai, China
29 Oct 1957
Evening
Giselle | Gala Performance The People's Theatre, Shanghai, China
1 Nov 1957
Evening
Giselle | Gala Performance The People's Theatre, Shanghai, China
2 Nov 1957
Evening
Giselle | Gala Performance The People's Theatre, Shanghai, China
14 Aug 1958
Evening
Les Sylphides | Fireflies | Two Brothers* | The Gala Performance Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
16 Jun 1960
Evening
Les Sylphides | The Wise Monkeys* | The Lilac Garden | The Gala Performance Essoldo Theatre, Brighton
27 Jun 1963
Evening
Conflicts | Gala Performance | I Viaggiatori (The Travellers)* Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
17 Jun 1964
Matinee
Les Sylphides | Sweet Dancer* | Gala Performance New Theatre, Oxford
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