Video recording of television programme Monitor [series/slot]: 'Ballet Rambert' [episode] recorded at various locations including the Mercury Theatre, London. Broadcast on BBC on 17 January 1960.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/P/01/01/0002
  • Dates of Creation
      1959 - 1960
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      5 VHS V58 External professional recording of commercial broadcast supplied as VHS BFI. V30 [is an in house copy of external professional recording of commercial broadcast supplied by BFI]. VHS Digitised with digital access file available: No

Scope and Content

Period refers to year of production. Date refers to date of television transmission. Professionally filmed. Documentary about Marie Rambert and her ballet company. Marie Rambert is interviewed by Huw Wheldon. Synopsis from British Film Institute catalogue: ‘ A class at the Mercury Theatre for leading female dancers only. Extracts from Foyer de Danse with Alicia Markova and Frederick Ashton; Death and the Maiden with June Sandbrook and John Chesworth; Judgement of Paris [with Juno: Elsa Recagno; Minerva: Valerie Marsh; Venus: Gillian Martlew; and Norman Morrice; Gordon Coster] the opening of the ballet and Venus' solo [from Coppelia] danced by Gillian Martlew; and the Scottish dance from Coppelia danced by Lucette Aldous. Foyer de Danse: music by Lord Berners, choreography by Frederick Ashton Judgement of Paris: music by Kurt Weill, choreography by Antony Tudor Death and the Maiden: music by Franz Schubert, choreography by Andree Howard (Penman catalogue no. 36).’ Director: Ken Russell. Recording also held by British Film Institute archive. Internal reference: 353092. Also see <>. ’ Recording also held by BBC archive. Internal reference: LMA6023W.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:00:20 - 00:21:38

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Conditions Governing Use

BBC (1960