Video recording of live performance of 'Philador’s Defence' [‘Phillidor's Defence'] by Rambert Dance Company at the Royalty Theatre

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      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0376/009
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  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera, can see whole of stage. Performance begins in silence then live music begins at approx. 00:02:30. Set initially comprises front drop with tile print of 12 eye motif. Approx. 00:05:00 this lifts to enable dancer to use full stage. During middle of performance bright top lights cast vertical beams of light onto the stage making choreography hard to follow. At approx. 00:13:00 there is change to side lighting. After this viewing becomes easier. Non-narrative abstract work. 10 dancers, 6 female, 4 male.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:00:30 - 00:23:32

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