Video recording of live performance of 'Embrace Tiger and Return to Mountain' by Rambert Dance Company at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0207/004
  • Dates of Creation
      1989
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Handheld camera, centre stage filmed from back of stalls. Top of stage out of shot as obstructed by floor of circle tier. Operator pans and zooms so not all dancers in shot all of the time. Camera shakes at regular intervals. Choreography based on tail chi, lighting sometimes makes it difficult to see dancers clearly. Synthesiser music starting at 00:05:37. Audience members cough audibly throughout performance. Costumes, females wear red swimming costume with red socks silver shoes and silver belt. Males wear same with addition of red shorts. No set other than backcloth comprising vertical stripes which dancers appear and disappear behind. Lighting gradually alternates between blue and orange tones. Start to 00:05:37 whole stage visible. 00:05:37 camera zooms in and pans following the dancers movements. 00:06:50 camera zooms out showing two dancers on stage. 00:10:56 camera zooms in and follows two dancers. 00:17:11 Audience member’s head obstructs bottom right hand corner of the camera briefly. 00:20:20 lighting dims to black, camera zooms out. 00:22:30 Audience member’s head obstructs bottom left hand corner of the camera briefly. 00:23:32 camera zooms in. 00:23:37 camera zooms out. 00:24:00 camera zooms in. 00:25:00 lighting becomes over bright making it difficult to see dancers. 00:26:00 camera zooms out.

Condition note: Lighting over exposed

VHS duration section: 00:00:15 - 00:34:50

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