Video recording of live performance of 'Rushes' by Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0345/002
  • Dates of Creation
      1987
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera. Prior to curtain up there are a few random musical notes from the orchestra pit. This seems to be part of the performance. Dim lighting on stage until approx. 00:06:00. Dancers enter a single pool of light and performance begins in silence. Difficult to see dancers. Then light increases slightly and music begins with a few spare piano notes. Set, white backcloth printed with figures of dancers. Later lighting creates red triangle on backcloth. Later lighting changes to blue. Costumes in red, black and white. Music, minimalistic and dramatic building to a crescendo towards the end of the performance. Note: when lighting decreases choreography and design on backcloth become difficult to distinguish.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:25:15 - 00:48:50

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