Constanza's Lament

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
Costume designer: Léon Bakst (after)
Rambert premiere: 4 Feb 1932, Ballet Club, Mercury Theatre, London
World premiere: 9 Jan 1932, Diana Gould, Kingsway Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Work note: Solo for Diana Gould based on the character of Constanza in Leonide Massine's ballet 'The Good Humoured Ladies' (1917) for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. This solo premiered at a Farewell Benefit Performance of the Moscow Arts Theatre (Prague Group) with the title 'Hommage à L.T.' in reference to Russian ballerina Lubov Tchernicheva, who created the role of Constanza in Massine's ballet.
Number of dancers: 1 woman
Music details: Live music: piano
Music note: Possibly danced to one of the Scarlatti sonatas used in Massine's ballet.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0055


Date Programme Venue
31 Dec 1931
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
4 Feb 1932
La Péri | Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles* | A Florentine Picture | Constanza's Lament* | Saudade do Brésil | Pompette* | Le Rugby | The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme) | Les Sylphides Mercury Theatre, London
6 Jan 1935
A Florentine Picture | Constanza's Lament | American Sailor (from 'Les Matelots') | Pompette | Le Rugby | Cinderella* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Mercury Theatre, London
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