Carnival of the Animals

Choreographer: Siobhan Davies
Set designer: David Buckland
Costume designer: Antony McDonald
Lighting designer: Peter Mumford
Rambert premiere: 20 May 2008, Rambert Dance Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
World premiere: 13 May 1982, Second Stride, Arts Centre, University of Warwick
Work note: In 1982, the work's title was simply 'Carnival'. When Rambert staged it in 2008, the title was changed to match that of the music: 'Carnival of the Animals'.
Production note: Choreography credit reads: Choreography Siobhan Davies; Choreographic assistant Sasha Roubicek; Movement contribution from the dancers.
Music title: Le carnival des animaux (1886)
Music details: Live music: 2 pianos and orchestra: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass
Sponsors: Supported by the David Rymer Charitable Trust.
Awards: 2008 TMA (Theatrical Management Association) Theatre Award presented to Ballet Rambert for Achievement in Dance for reviving two British contemporary dance landmarks: 'Carnival of the Animals' and 'Swansong'.
Source: Programme in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0452
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