Video recording of education event, sharing 'Pleasure Palaces, Lyric Theatre and Rambert Dance Company, 100 Years of Great Nights Out in Hammersmith'. Recorded at Lyric Square, off King Street, Hammersmith, London on 14 July 2000

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  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/LP/01/0067
  • Dates of Creation
      14/07/2000
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Operated camera, high angle films outdoor horseshoe stage and audience. A group of people stand watching 20 performances which reference the historical repertoire of Rambert Dance Company, the Lyric Theatre, and entertainment in Hammersmith. The programme for the event (attached to VHS by adhesive) and timings is a follows: 00:04:30 Celebration Chorus. 00:09:00 'Waltz' with excerpts from 'The Importance of Being Earnest' by Oscar Wilde' and Joyce Grenfell's 'Palais Dancers'. 00:12:13 'Tragedy of Fashion' inspired by Frederick Ashton's first choreography for Ballet Rambert. 00:14:17 'The Hunting of the Snark' (excerpt) by Lewis Carroll. 00:15:11 'Charleston' including a piece based on Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'. 00:17:44 'Butterflies' inspired by 'The Insect Play by the Brothers Capek performed at the Lyric Theatre in 1923 with John Gielgud. 00:21:14 'London Pride' by Noel Coward, sung by the Chorus. 00:22:21 'Lady into Fox' inspired by Ballet Rambert work choreographed by Andree Howard after a novel by David Garnett. 00:23:36 'Tango'. 00:25:35 'Creepers & Crawlers' inspired by 'The Insect Play' by Brothers Capek. 00:27:49 'Ants' inspired by 'The Insect Play' by Brothers Capek. 00:29:28 'Fight and Lament' with reference to Dido's lament and 'The Trojan Woman'. 00:32:39 'Dark Elegies' inspired by Ballet Rambert work by Antony Tudor choreographed in 1937 which is still in the repertoire. 00:35:13 'Drag Revue' influenced by the ex-forces performance 'Tokio Express'. 00:39:48 'Jive'. 00:41:06 'Newspapers' derived from an action in Harold Pinter's 'The Birthday Party'. 00:42:38 'Protest' with music by Bauhaus. 00:43:34 'Look Back in Anger' taking the title of John Osbourne's classic play as a starting point. 00:44:42 'Punk'. 00:44:43 Hammersmith Square Chorus and Finale.

VHS duration section: 00:00:00 - 00:51:11

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