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Plaisance

Choreographer: Walter Gore
Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
Music arranger: Humphrey Searle
Set designer: Harry Cordwell
Costume designer: Harry Cordwell
World premiere: 5 May 1947, Ballet Rambert, Theatre Royal, Bristol
Work note: Presented to Marie Rambert to mark the twenty-first anniversary of the company.
Production note: In the programme, Harry Cordwell is credited with 'decor and costumes'.
Number of dancers: 8 dancers
Music title: Selected pieces from Rossini's operas: 'Moses in Egypt' (1818), 'Semiramide' (1823) and 'William Tell' (1829)
Music details: Live music: chamber orchestra
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0140

Performances

Date Programme Venue
5 May 1947
Evening
Swan Lake (Act 2) | Plaisance* | Les Masques | Façade (the original version) Theatre Royal, Bristol
30 May 1949
Evening
Jardin aux Lilas | Les Zigzags* | Judgment of Paris | Plaisance Mercury Theatre, London
15 Jan 1953
Evening
Les Sylphides | Past Recalled* | Plaisance | The Gala Performance Connaught Theatre, Worthing
22 Jul 1957
Evening
Plaisance | Casse Noisette Pas de Deux | Variations on a Theme | Conte Fantastique* | The Gala Performance Theatre Royal, Exeter
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