Magic Theatre - not for everyone
Choreographer: Leigh Warren
Composer: Nicola LeFanu
Set designer: Bob Ringwood
Costume designer: Bob Ringwood
Lighting designer: Richard Caswell
World premiere: 25 Jun 1973, Ballet Rambert, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Work note: First performed on 21 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.
Production note: In the programme, Bob Ringwood is credited as 'design'.
Music title: The Last Laugh (1972)
Music details: Live music with recorded music: cor anglais, percussion, and strings
Music commissioned by Rambert: Yes
Music note: The live instrumental music is accompanied by a recording of a soprano voice, delivered with multi-track and electronic treatment.
Sponsors: The choreography for this work was commissioned by the Ballet Rambert with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. Nicola LeFanu created the music for this work in receipt of a Calouste Gulbenkian Dance Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive, and Nicola LeFanu's composer profile on www.MusicalSalesClassical.com
Archive catalogue: WORK/0244; CWSWORK/0023
21 Apr 1973
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