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RainForest

Choreographer: Merce Cunningham
Staged by: Jeannie Steele
Composer: David Tudor
Set designer: Andy Warhol
Rambert premiere: 25 May 2010, Rambert Dance Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
World premiere: 9 Mar 1968, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA
Work note: Rambert's premiere was billed as the 'UK revival premiere' of this work.
Production note: The title of Andy Warhol's artwork is 'Silver Clouds' (a number of the balloons are on stage). Music consultant for the Merce Cunningham Trust: Matt Rogalsky. The 2010 programme does not contain credits for costume or lighting designers (the trust's website lists Jasper Johns as the costume designer).
Duration: 18 minutes
Number of dancers: 6 dancers: 3 men, 3 women
Music title: Rainforest (1968)
Music details: Live music: electronics
Music note: The cast sheet for Rambert's premiere explained: 'Rambert has embarked on extensive research to recreate this landmark event in avant-garde electronic music from 1960s New York, at which time composer David Tudor turned his attention to pioneering the use of household objects as loudspeakers.... This week at Sadler's Wells the sound-sculpture has been installed in the orchestra pit under the guidance of world authority Matt Rogalsky.'
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0461

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ⇃⇂
27 Mar 2013
Evening
RainForest Barbican Gallery, London
10 Feb 2011
Evening
Hush | RainForest | Awakenings Hall for Cornwall, Truro
11 Feb 2011
Matinee
Hush | RainForest | Awakenings Hall for Cornwall, Truro
11 Feb 2011
Evening
Hush | RainForest | Awakenings Hall for Cornwall, Truro
25 May 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest* | A Linha Curva Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
26 May 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | A Linha Curva Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
27 May 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | A Linha Curva Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
28 May 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | A Linha Curva Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
29 May 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | A Linha Curva Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
15 Nov 2011
Evening
RainForest | Seven for a secret, never to be told* | Elysian Fields* Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
16 Nov 2011
Evening
RainForest | Seven for a secret, never to be told | Elysian Fields Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
17 Nov 2011
Matinee
Seven for a secret, never to be told | RainForest Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
17 Nov 2011
Evening
RainForest | Seven for a secret, never to be told | Elysian Fields Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
18 Nov 2011
Evening
RainForest | Seven for a secret, never to be told | Elysian Fields Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
19 Nov 2011
Matinee
RainForest | Seven for a secret, never to be told Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
19 Nov 2011
Evening
RainForest | Seven for a secret, never to be told | Elysian Fields Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
22 Sep 2010
Evening
Hush | RainForest | Awakenings* The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
23 Sep 2010
Evening
Hush | RainForest | Awakenings The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
24 Sep 2010
Evening
Hush | RainForest | Awakenings The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
21 Oct 2010
Evening
Awakenings | RainForest | Cardoon Club Theatre Royal, Bath
22 Oct 2010
Matinee
Awakenings | RainForest | Cardoon Club Theatre Royal, Bath
22 Oct 2010
Evening
Awakenings | RainForest | Cardoon Club Theatre Royal, Bath
23 Oct 2010
Matinee
Awakenings | RainForest | Cardoon Club Theatre Royal, Bath
23 Oct 2010
Evening
Awakenings | RainForest | Cardoon Club Theatre Royal, Bath
23 Mar 2011
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Brighton
24 Mar 2011
Matinee
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Brighton
24 Mar 2011
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Brighton
25 Mar 2011
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Brighton
26 Mar 2011
Matinee
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Brighton
26 Mar 2011
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Brighton
10 Nov 2011
Evening
Seven for a secret, never to be told | RainForest | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
11 Nov 2011
Matinee
Seven for a secret, never to be told | RainForest | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
11 Nov 2011
Evening
Seven for a secret, never to be told | RainForest | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
1 Dec 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Plymouth
2 Dec 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Plymouth
3 Dec 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Plymouth
4 Dec 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | RainForest | Awakenings Theatre Royal, Plymouth
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