Video recording of studio rehearsal of 'Roughcut' by Rambert Dance Company in the Upper Studio, Rambert Dance Company, Chiswick

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      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0366/002
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      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Handheld camera, operator pans and zooms to follow dancers. Not continuous footage, recording stops and restarts. Not full studio run through, short sections of the dance are filmed. Upper studio, natural daylight. Light through windows sometimes makes it hard to see dancers clearly but can generally see choreography well. Dancers rehearse a section of the piece. 00:04:24 cut. Dancers rehearse a different section. 00:07:09 cut. Dancers rehearse the same section again, however this is filmed on a different day. 00:07:58 cut. Dancers rehearse a new section. 00:10:33 cuts. When camera restarts the lens is out of focus until 00:11:01 dancers rehearse again. 00:14:16 cut. For much of the rehearsal a voice counts off camera. Presumably to keep the dancers in time. This is possibly Richard Alston. His face is seen in profile at the end of recording.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:00:04 - 00:14:20

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