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Mermaid

Choreographer: Andrée Howard, Susan Salaman
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Set designer: Andrée Howard
Costume designer: Andrée Howard
World premiere: 4 Mar 1934, Ballet Club, Mercury Theatre, London
Work note: Ballet in four scenes based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy story 'The Little Mermaid'.
Production note: In the programme for 1934, Andrée Howard is credited as 'Costumes'; in the programme for 1939, with 'Costumes and Setting'.
Music title: Introduction et Allegro (1907); Alborada del Gracioso from 'Miroirs' (1905)
Music details: Live music: piano, or in early performances, piano and harp
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0069

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
4 Mar 1934
Evening
Mermaid* | Lysistrata | Les Sylphides Mercury Theatre, London
22 Apr 1934
Evening
Paramour* | Le Rugby | Mermaid | Carnaval Mercury Theatre, London
15 May 1934
Evening
Mermaid | Bar aux Folies-Bergère* | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames) Mercury Theatre, London
13 Jun 1934
Evening
Mermaid | Mephisto Valse* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Mercury Theatre, London
16 Jun 1935
Evening
Mermaid | Circus Wings* | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames) Mercury Theatre, London
9 Jun 1936
Evening
The Planets | Valses Nobles et Sentimentales | Mermaid | Bluebird | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
10 Jun 1936
Evening
The Planets | Valses Nobles et Sentimentales | Mermaid | Bluebird | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
18 Jun 1937
Evening
Foyer de Danse | Musical Interlude | The Planets | Mermaid | Musical Interlude | Le Cricket | Le Rugby | Le Boxing | Death and the Maiden | Musical Interlude | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
19 Jun 1937
Evening
Foyer de Danse | Musical Interlude | The Planets | Mermaid | Musical Interlude | Le Cricket | Le Rugby | Le Boxing | Death and the Maiden | Musical Interlude | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
1 May 1940
Time unknown
Mermaid | Peter and the Wolf (A Fable Without a Moral)* | Death and the Maiden | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Arts Theatre Cambridge
2 Jul 1941
Early evening
Mermaid | Florentine Picture | Catarina, ou La Fille du Bandit | Farruca* | Capriol Suite The Arts Theatre Club, London
5 Nov 1946
Evening
Mermaid | Confessional | Concerto Burlesco* | Swan Lake, Act II King's Theatre, London
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