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Murderer Hope of Women

Choreographer: Glen Tetley
Composer: Andrew Tyrrell
Text by: Oskar Kokoschka
Set designer: Nadine Baylis
Costume designer: Nadine Baylis
Lighting designer: John B. Read
World premiere: 29 Aug 1983, Ballet Rambert, King's Theatre
Work note: Based on the play 'Mörder Hoffnung der Frauen' by Oskar Kokoschka, which had been accompanied by improvised percussion. The dance work used the entire text of the play (in English, somewhat simplified), spoken by the dancers, and a taped percussion score devised and played by Andrew Tyrrell.
Production note: In the programme, Nadine Baylis is credited as 'design'.
Music details: Recorded music interspersed with silence
Music note: In the programme, the music credits reads 'Percussion score realised by Andrew Tyrrell'.
Sponsors: Commissioned and first produced through the Tennent Caledonian Award at the 1983 Edinburgh Festival.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0319

Performances

Date Programme Venue
29 Aug 1983
Evening
Pribaoutki | Concertino | Murderer Hope of Women* King's Theatre, Edinburgh
9 Feb 1984
Evening
Entre Dos Aguas* | Murderer Hope of Women | Ghost Dances Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
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