Les Zig-Zags

Alternative title: Kaleidoscope; Fireflies
Choreographer: Walter Gore
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Music arranger: Geoffrey Corbett
Set designer: Ronald Wilson
Costume designer: Ronald Wilson
World premiere: 30 May 1949, Ballet at Eight, Mercury Theatre, London
Work note: Dedication: 'For B'. While the work premiered with the title 'Les Zigzags', its name was changed to 'Kaleidoscope' on 20 June 1949 and then to 'Fireflies' on 19 February 1951.
Production note: In the programme, Ronald Wilson is credited as 'decor and costumes'.
Music title: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 (1863)
Music details: Live music: piano
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0144


Date Programme Venue
30 May 1949
Jardin aux Lilas | Les Zigzags* | Judgment of Paris | Plaisance Mercury Theatre, London
31 Aug 1950
Les Sylphides | Kaleidoscope | The Eve of St. Agnes* | Façade Theatre Royal, Bath
8 Nov 1950
Les Sylphides | Kaleidescope | Jota Aragonesa* | Winter Night | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Arts Theatre Cambridge
14 Aug 1958
Les Sylphides | Fireflies | Two Brothers* | The Gala Performance Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
8 Sep 1958
Pas des Déesses | Fireflies | Epithalame* | Laiderette Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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