Leda and the Swan

World premiere: 25 Feb 1930, Marie Rambert Dancers, Lyric Hammersmith, London
Work note: This was a revised version of 'Leda' (1928) with choreography solely by Ashton. It seems to have had a preview performance at the Savoy Restaurant on 14 February 1930.
Production note: Bruce Winston designed costume for The Swan (the principal male dancer).
Music title: Ballet music from Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programmes and reference file in the Rambert Archive; Vaughan, D. 'Frederick Ashton and His Ballets' (Alfred A. Knopf, 1977)
Archive catalogue: WORK/0024


Date Programme Venue
14 Feb 1930
Leda and the Swan Savoy Restaurant, London
25 Feb 1930
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
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
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