Swan Lake (dances from)

Alternative title: Le Lac des Cygnes (dances from)
Choreographer: Lev Ivanov
Rambert premiere: 24 Jul 1937, Ballet Rambert, Théâtre du Casino de la Jetée, Nice
World premiere: 15 Jan 1895, Imperial Russian Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
Work note: The Rambert company performed selections from 'Swan Lake', never the full ballet. From 1928 to 1937, pas de deux, pas de trois, the cygnets pas de quatre, and other dances were performed as divertissements or with the title 'Lac des Cygnes'. According to author Lionel Bradley, the production of the complete Act II premiered on 24 July 1937 at the theatre of the Casino de la Jetée, Nice, France, with the company billed as Les Ballets Anglais de Marie Rambert.
Production note: The souvenir programme of the 1937 French tour does not list set or costume designers of the production of the complete Act II.
Revival credits: 1944 revival: Set designer: Guy Sheppard; Set designer: Ronald Wilson
1952 revival: Decor: John Browning
Music title: Swan Lake (1876)
Music details: Live music: initially piano, later a chamber orchestra
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive; Bradley, L. 'Sixteen Years of Ballet Rambert' (Hinrichsen Edition Ltd, 1946).
Archive catalogue: WORK/0092

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
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
20 Apr 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides | Le Cricket | Adagio from Lac des Cygnes | L'Après-midi d'un faune* | Gavotte Sentimentale | The Circus Girl* | Scherzo* | La Belle Ecuyère* | Mazurka des Hussars | Mars and Venus Mercury Theatre, London
15 Jun 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides | Mars and Venus | Waterloo and the Crimea* | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Gavotte Sentimentale | Russian Pedlar | La Belle Ecuyère | Variation from ''Swan Lake'' | Circus Dance | Mannequin | Farrucca | Mademoiselle Maupin | Mazurka Finale Lyric Hammersmith, 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
12 Nov 1931
Evening
Mercury | Cross-Garter'd* | Lady of Shalott* | Lac des Cygnes Mercury Theatre, London
31 Dec 1931
Evening
La Péri (The Flower of Immortality) | Constanza's Lament (from ''The Good-humoured Ladies'') | Dances from ''Cross-Garter'd'' | A Florentine Picture | Dances from ''Carnaval'' | Le Rugby | Dances on a Scottish Theme | Le Lac des Cygnes Mercury Theatre, London
19 Mar 1939
Evening
Dances from ''Lac des Cygnes'' | Paris-Soir* | Death and the Maiden | Death and the Maiden | Capriol Suite Mercury Theatre, London
16 Nov 1944
Matinee
Swan Lake (Act II) | The Fugitive* | Czernyana Royal County Theatre, Bedford
5 Nov 1946
Evening
Mermaid | Confessional | Concerto Burlesco* | Swan Lake, Act II King's Theatre, London
5 May 1947
Evening
Swan Lake (Act 2) | Plaisance* | Les Masques | Façade (the original version) Theatre Royal, Bristol
29 Oct 1952
Evening
Swan Lake Act II | Movimientos* | The Lilac Garden | Czerny-ana Arts Theatre Cambridge
20 May 1954
Evening
Swan Lake Act II | Simple Symphony | The Life and Death of Lola Montez (1816-1861)* | Peter and the Wolf (A Fable without a Moral) Oxford Playhouse
7 May 1956
Evening
Swan Lake (Act II) | Winter Night | Judgment of Paris | Coppélia (Act III)* Arts Theatre Cambridge
24 Sep 1956
Evening
Swan Lake (Act II) | The Mirror* | Judgment of Paris | Coppélia (Act III) King's Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth
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