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Le Spectre de la Rose

Choreographer: Michel Fokine
Staged by: Tamara Karsavina
Set designer: Léon Bakst (after)
Rambert premiere: 30 Jun 1930, Marie Rambert Dancers, Lyric Hammersmith, London
World premiere: 19 Apr 1911, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Théâtre de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, France
Work note: According to author Lionel Bradley, the Marie Rambert Dancers first performed this duet in the second week of the Lyric Hammersmith season, 23 June-5 July 1930. The Rambert Archive does not have a programme for this premiere.
Production note: The costumes were after Bakst's originals for the Ballets Russes.
Number of dancers: 1 woman, 1 man
Music title: Invitation to the dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz) (1841)
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive; Bradley, L. 'Sixteen Years of Ballet Rambert' (Hinrichsen Edition Ltd, 1946).
Archive catalogue: WORK/0032

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
20 Dec 1930
Evening
Carnaval* | Cricket* | Rugby | A Florentine Picture* | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Shepherd's Hornpipe | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Farrucca | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
22 Dec 1930
Evening
Carnaval | Cricket | Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Shepherd's Hornpipe | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Farrucca | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
3 Jan 1931
Evening
Carnaval | Cricket | Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Shepherd's Hornpipe | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Farrucca | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
5 Jan 1931
Evening
Carnaval | Cricket | Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | Les Sylphides | Capriol Suite | Primavera* | Fairy Tales from ''The Sleeping Beauty'' | Mannequin | Final Galop Lyric Hammersmith, London
9 Oct 1932
Evening
The Garden | Prelude in B minor (Rachmaninov) | Prelude in G major (Rachmaninov) | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Foyer de Danse* | Le Spectre de la Rose | American Sailor (from 'Les Matelots')* | The Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods go a-begging') | The Tartans (Danc Mercury Theatre, London
27 Nov 1932
Evening
''Valse'' from Les Sylphides | ''Fée Dragée'' from Aurora's Wedding | The Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods go a-begging') | ''Pas de Deux'' from Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles | ''Desperate Blues''* | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | ''Russian Peasant' Mercury Theatre, London
5 Mar 1933
Evening
Lysistrata | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)* | Le Spectre de la Rose | Foyer de Danse Mercury Theatre, London
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