Video recording of live performance of 'Berlin Requiem' by Ballet Rambert at unidentified location

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  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0310/006
  • Dates of Creation
      1982 -1983
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera at mid distance from stage, filmed from a high angle, can see whole of stage. Cannot see choreography very clearly or any detail. Approx. 00:24:37 lighting become poor, screen appears bleached out and it is difficult to distinguish dancers. Set comprises neon lit tubes formed into shapes such as palm trees, bottles, playing cards printed on dices and dollar signs, these are lit in varying pattern. There is also a bar which the dancers climb on top of and several chairs. Props include canes/ walking sticks, leaves and bottles Music includes instrumental sections and singing in English. Sound effects including wind noises are used. Lighting includes various coloured lights and spotlights. Costumes include 30s style dresses coats and lingerie on the female dancers and 30s style suits coats and knee-high boots on the male dancers. Elaborate stage make up is worn by both male and female dancers.

Condition note: After 02:19:00 very grainy overexposed lighting.

VHS duration section: 01:54:23 - 02:46:08

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