It’s a Raggy Waltz
Choreographer: Lucy Bethune
Composer: Dave Brubeck
Music arranger: Nicholas Carr
Costume designer: Lucy Bethune
World premiere: 7 Feb 1986, Ballet Rambert, Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Work note: First performed on 22 January 1986 as part of Ballet Rambert's 1986 Choreographic Workshop Season at Riverside Studios, London. The work was subsequently taken into the main repertoire.
Number of dancers: 4 dancers
Music title: 'Three to Get Ready' (1959), 'Unsquare Dance' (1961), 'It's a Raggy Waltz' (1961)
Music details: Live music: jazz band of piano, double bass, alto saxophone, and percussion
Music note: Music transcribed by Nicholas Carr.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0335; CWSWORK/0106