Pas de Déesses

Choreographer: Robert Joffrey
Composer: John Field
Costume designer: Alfred Edward Chalon (after)
Rambert premiere: 30 Jun 1955, Ballet Rambert, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
World premiere: 29 May 1954, Robert Joffrey Concert Ballet, YM-YWHA Kaufmann Auditorium, New York, New York, USA
Work note: Inspired by A.E. Chalon's lithograph 'Pas des Déesses' (1846) depicting dancers Arthur Saint-Léon, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn, and Fanny Cerrito.
Production note: The costumes were inspired by those shown in Chalon's lithograph.
Revival credits: 1958 revival credits: Scenery designed by Edward Delaney
Music title: Rondo-Scherzizo from the 1st Sonata, Opus 1, No. 1; Nocturne, No. 5 in B-flat; 'Remembrance'; 'Le Midi' in E major
Music details: Live music
Music note: The ballet uses Harty's arrangement of five pieces in his 'John Field Suite'.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0163


Date Programme Venue
30 Jun 1955
The Lilac Garden | Pas de Déesses* | Variations on a Theme | The Life and Death of Lola Montez (1818-1861) Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
4 Jul 1955
Pas de Déesses | Laiderette* | Giselle Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
8 Sep 1958
Pas des Déesses | Fireflies | Epithalame* | Laiderette Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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