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It’s a Raggy Waltz

Choreographer: Lucy Bethune
Composer: Dave Brubeck
Music arranger: Nicholas Carr
Costume designer: Lucy Bethune
World premiere: 7 Feb 1986, Ballet Rambert, Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Work note: First performed on 22 January 1986 as part of Ballet Rambert's 1986 Choreographic Workshop Season at Riverside Studios, London. The work was subsequently taken into the main repertoire.
Number of dancers: 4 dancers
Music title: 'Three to Get Ready' (1959), 'Unsquare Dance' (1961), 'It's a Raggy Waltz' (1961)
Music details: Live music: jazz band of piano, double bass, alto saxophone, and percussion
Music note: Music transcribed by Nicholas Carr.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0335; CWSWORK/0106

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
7 Feb 1986
Evening
It's A Raggy Waltz* | Songs of the Ghetto* | Pierrot Lunaire | Java Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
8 Feb 1986
Evening
It's A Raggy Waltz | Songs of the Ghetto | Pierrot Lunaire | Java Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
13 Feb 1986
Evening
It's A Raggy Waltz | No Strings Attached* | Pierrot Lunaire | Java Birmingham Repertory Theatre
14 Feb 1986
Evening
It's A Raggy Waltz | No Strings Attached | Pierrot Lunaire | Java Birmingham Repertory Theatre
15 Feb 1986
Evening
It's A Raggy Waltz | No Strings Attached | Pierrot Lunaire | Java Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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
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