fbpx

Russian Peasant (from the ballet 'Soleil de Nuit')

Choreographer: Léonide Massine
Rambert premiere: 9 Mar 1928, Pupils of Madame Marie Rambert, The Arts Theatre Club, London
World premiere: 20 Dec 1915, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Grand Théâtre de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
Work note: Although the choreographer and the composer are not credited, it is believed that the earliest programme for this solo in the Rambert Archive is for the charity performance 'A Triple Bill in aid of the Royal Waterloo Hospital'. Marie Rambert's students performed Ballet-Divertissement in between two one-act plays.
Production note: The programmes do not credit a costume designer (it is unlikely that the original costume from Massine's ballet was re-created).
Music title: The Snow Maiden (1882)
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programmes in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0020

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
9 Mar 1928
Matinee
Russian Dance* | Flight of Swans | The Warrior* | Chinese Dance | The Top* | Followers of Night | Cygnets* | Menuet* | Mannequin | Pas de Deux* | Mazurka* | Doll* | Nymphs and Shepherds | A la ''Biches''* | Mazurka Finale* The Arts Theatre Club, London
9 Mar 1928
Evening
Russian Dance* | Flight of Swans | The Warrior* | Chinese Dance | The Top* | Followers of Night | Cygnets* | Menuet* | Mannequin | Pas de Deux* | Mazurka* | Doll* | Nymphs and Shepherds | A la ''Biches''* | Mazurka Finale* The Arts Theatre Club, London
10 Mar 1928
Time unknown
Russian Dance | Flight of Swans | The Warrior | Followers of Night | Mannequin | Mannequin and Her Beau | Nymphs and Shepherds Mercury Theatre, London
21 Dec 1928
Evening
Danse Chinoise | Columbine | Variation | Variation | Cygnets | Colibri | Fée Dragée | Blue Bird | Variation | Red Riding Hood | La Pomme d'Or (The Temptation) | Nymphs and Shepherds (Suite de Danses) | Mannequin and her Beau | Rigaudon* | Polka* | The Russian Peasant* | Warrior Century Theatre, London
25 Feb 1930
Matinee
Leda and the Swan* | Entrée de Cupidon | Gavotte Joyeuse | Gavotte Sentimentale | L'Indifferent | Flight of Swans | Russian Peasant | Mannequin | The Ballet of Mars and Venus | Capriol Suite* | Our Lady's Juggler* Lyric Hammersmith, London
23 Jun 1930
Evening
Leda and the Swan | La Belle Viennoise | Saudade do Brésil* | Mannequin | Mademoiselle de Maupin* | Our Lady's Juggler | Les Sylphides* | Capriol Suite | Russian Peasant | ''I Can't Abear a Butcher''* | Le Rugby* | Mazurka des Hussars* | Galop* Lyric Hammersmith, London
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Dances from Carnaval | Le Cricket | La Péri* | Russian Peasant Dance | The Mannequin and her Beau | Saudade do Brésil | A Florentine Picture | Le Boxing* | Aurora's Wedding Mercury Theatre, London
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
27 Nov 1932
Evening
''Valse'' from Les Sylphides | ''Fée Dragée'' from Aurora's Wedding | The Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods go a-begging') | ''Pas de Deux'' from Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles | ''Desperate Blues''* | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | ''Russian Peasant' Mercury Theatre, London
26 Mar 1943
Time unknown
Les Sylphides | Death and the Maiden | Spanish Dance | Russian Dance (from 'Midnight Sun') | Foyer de Danse | Confessional | Carnival of Animals* Mercury Theatre, London
Made by Palace