Sleeping Birds

Choreographer: Sara Sugihara
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Music arranger: Sara Sugihara
Set designer: Hugh Durrent
Costume designer: Hugh Durrent
Lighting designer: John Anderton
World premiere: 29 Sep 1977, Ballet Rambert, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Production note: In the programme, Hugh Durrent is credited as 'design'. On some of the photographs and the Opera Theatre, Northern College of Music programme 3 February 1978, Nadine Baylis is credited as the designer. This is unconfirmed.
Music title: Collage from Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn in Eb Major Opus 40 (1865)
Music details: Live music: piano, violin and horn
Music note: The collage was 'devised by Sara Sugihara'. This arrangement was originally recorded for the purpose of performance; however, it was performed live for the premiere and the tour.
Sponsors: Commissioned by Ballet Rambert with financial assistance from West Midlands Arts.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive, and email correspondence with the choreographer
Archive catalogue: WORK/0283


Date Programme Venue
29 Sep 1977
Echoes of a Night Sky | Sleeping Birds* | Smiling Immortal Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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