Event Ballet Rambert
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Venue Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
First Date 10 November 1948
Last Date 14 November 1948
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Plaisance was created in 1917 by Walter Gore, premier danseur and choreographer, and presented to Madame Rambert to mark the twenty -first anniversary of her company. The music is taken from three of Rossini's operas, William Tell, Moses in Egypt, and Semiramide.
Death and the Maiden is an example of Intimate Ballet which has successfully survived transition to a full-sized stage. There is no scenery, lighting being used instead. The music is a Schubert Quartet.
The Descent of Hebe, a ballet in one act and four scenes.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Test Ballet
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Walter Gore Choreographer
Andrée Howard Choreographer Death and the Maiden
Lev Ivanov Choreographer The Nutcracker Suite
Antony Tudor Choreographer The Descent of Hebe
Ernest Bloch Composer The Descent of Hebe
Gioacchino Rossini Composer Plaisance
Franz Schubert Composer Death and the Maiden
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer The Nutcracker Suite
Bert Fisher Conductor
Hubert Foster-Clark Conductor
Andrée Howard Costume Designer Death and the Maiden
Cecil Bates Dancer Plaisance, Death and His Shadows in Death and the Maiden & the Chinese Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Charles Boyd Dancer Chinese Dance & Russian Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Sylvia Briar Dancer Plaisance, Hebe' Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & a Sugar Stick in The Nutcracker Suite
Harry Cordwell Dancer Arabian Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Deirdre Duncan Dancer Hebe's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & a Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
June Florenz Dancer Death and His Shadows in Death and the Maiden, Night's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & a Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
John Gilpin Dancer Plaisance, Mercury in The Descent of Hebe, & the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Walter Gore Dancer Plaisance
Barbara Grimes Dancer Plaisance, Night's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe, & the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Joan Halliday Dancer Hebe's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & a Sugar Stick in The Nutcracker Suite
Monica Halliday Dancer Hebe;s Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & a Sugar Stick in The Nutcracker Suite
Brenda Hamlyn Dancer The Maiden in Death and the Maiden, Night in The Descent of Hebe & a Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
Margaret Hill Dancer Night's Nymphs in The Descent of Hebe & a Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
Paula Hinton Dancer Plaisance, The Descent of Hebe
David Hunt Dancer Plaisance & Arabian Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Denise Moss Dancer Hebe's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & a Sugar Stick in The Nutcracker Suite
Joan Osborne Dancer Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
Enid Owen Dancer Sugar Stick & Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
Moyra Peoples Dancer Death and His Shadows in Death and the Maiden, Night's Nymphs in The Descent of Hebe & a Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
Ann Somers Dancer Hebe's Nymphs in The Descent of Hebe
Leslie Sullivan Dancer Death and His Shadows in Death and the Maiden, Night's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe, & a Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite
Basil Truro Dancer Russian Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Pamela Vincent Dancer Plaisance, Night's Nymph in The Descent of Hebe & Arabian Dance in The Nutcracker Suite
Miro Zloch Dancer Hercules in The Descent of Hebe & The Prince in The Nutcracker Suite
Nadia Benois Designer The Descent of Hebe
Harry Cordwell Designer Plaisance
Marie Rambert Director
Marjorie Reed Pianist
John Dowey Stage Director Stage Manager
Mary Verney Stage Manager
Constance Boynton Wardrobe Master / Mistress
May Mellor Wardrobe Master / Mistress
Resources
Production Nationality England
Data Source
Source Description
Programme University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library Special Collections
Event Identifier 124545