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Mercury

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Erik Satie
Set designer: William Chappell
Costume designer: William Chappell
World premiere: 22 Jun 1931, Marie Rambert Dancers, Lyric Hammersmith, London
Production note: In the programme, William Chappell is credited as 'Costumes and Decor'.
Music title: Mercure (1924)
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive; Vaughan, D. 'Frederick Ashton and His Ballets' (Alfred A. Knopf, 1977)
Archive catalogue: WORK/0048

Performances

Date Programme Venue
22 Jun 1931
Evening
Carnaval | Le Boxing | Waterloo and the Crimea | Mercury* | Pavane | Russian Peasant | La Belle Ecuyère | Variation from ''Swan Lake'' | Blue Bird | Mannequin | Mademoiselle de Maupin | Mazurka Finale Lyric Hammersmith, London
12 Nov 1931
Evening
Mercury | Cross-Garter'd* | Lady of Shalott* | Lac des Cygnes Mercury Theatre, London
1 Jan 1933
Evening
Aurora's Wedding | Prelude in D Major (Rachmaninoff) | Prelude in G Sharp Minor (Rachmaninoff) | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte* | Mercury | Menuet from ''Suite Bergamasque'' (Debussy) | Le Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Foyer de Danse Mercury Theatre, London
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