Video recording of television programme, 'Ballet Rambert Struggles to Survive' recorded at various locations including Theatre Royal, York and Opera House, Scarborough in [1966]. Broadcast on BBC2 on 14 March 1966.

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      GB 2228 RDC/P/01/01/0005
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  • Physical Description
      1 VHS [Inhouse copy of external professional recording of commercial broadcast?]. VHS Digitised with digital access file available: No

Scope and Content

Professionally filmed. On screen credits at start. Begins with extract of 'Sweet Dancer' with dancer Maggie Lorraine in lead role. Documentary about the Company during a period in which it did not have a permanent building. Maggie Lorraine provides an insight into the life of a dancer. This includes scenes backstage at venues of dancers and technical staff; travelling on trains and looking for accommodation. Includes onscreen participants Marie Rambert and David Ellis discussing the discipline required to be a dancer and why they believe the Company needs a permanent home. The final part of the programme feature 2 divertissements. Recording may be incomplete-no end credits. Recording also held by British Film Institutes. Internal reference: 240151. See <>. Recording also held by BBC archive. Internal reference: LMA6640E.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 01:06:48- 01:38:28

Access Information

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Conditions Governing Use

BBC (1966)