Les Saltimbanques

Choreographer: Joseph Scoglio
Composer: Edward Cowie
Lighting designer: Richard Caswell
World premiere: 25 Jun 1973, Ballet Rambert, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Work note: First performed on 17 April 1973 by Ballet Rambert at the Young Vic, London, in the 'works in progress' section of the 'Dance for New Dimensions' programme of dances designed for thrust (open) stages. It was subsequently taken into the main repertoire. Inspired by the painting 'The Family of the Saltimbanques' (1905) by Pablo Picasso.
Production note: In the reference file, Bob Ringwood is credited as design, but he does not appear on advance publicity or programme.
Number of dancers: 6 dancers
Music title: Cytogenesis
Music details: Live music
Music commissioned by Rambert: Yes
Sponsors: The choreography for this work was commissioned by Ballet Rambert with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. Edward Cowie was in receipt of a Calouste Gulbenkian Dance Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0243; CWSWORK/0025


Date Programme Venue
17 Apr 1973
Stop-Over | ''for these who die as cattle'' | Interim 1 | (as yet untitled) | Interim 2 | Les Saltimbanques* | Interim 3 Young Vic Theatre, London
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