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Gopak

Choreographer: Marie Rambert
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
World premiere: 8 Oct 1928, Pupils of Madame Marie Rambert, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
Work note: This solo is believed to have been premiered under the title 'Russian Peasant Dance' by Harold Turner at 'An Evening of Dancing by Diana Gould assisted by Harold Turner'. It was presented on 21 Decemer 1928 as 'Gopak', also danced by Turner, at a performance by Madame Rambert's School of Dancing.
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programmes in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0015A

Performances

Date Programme Venue
8 Oct 1928
Evening
Prelude: Movements from French Suite No. 5 (Bach) | Queen Swan | The Warrior | Chinese Porcelain | Lusinghe piu care (Handel) | I attempt from Love's sickness to fly (Purcell) | Fairest Isle (Purcell) | Nymph and Shepherd | Serenade (Brahms) | Russian Court Dance* | Rus Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
21 Dec 1928
Evening
Danse Chinoise | Columbine | Variation | Variation | Cygnets | Colibri | Fée Dragée | Blue Bird | Variation | Red Riding Hood | La Pomme d'Or (The Temptation) | Nymphs and Shepherds (Suite de Danses) | Mannequin and her Beau | Rigaudon* | Polka* | The Russian Peasant* | Warrior Century Theatre, London
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