Video recording of live performance of 'Cruel Garden' by Ballet Rambert at unidentified location

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0281/001
  • Dates of Creation
      1977 - 1981
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera, going in and out of focus. May be the Roundhouse, London premiere. No written information on VHS or box to confirm this. Low lighting and white costumes means for the most part dancers’ movements are difficult to distinguish. Appear as white blurred shapes on the stage. Costume detail difficult to see although occasional coloured costumes. The sound at the start of the performance is quiet. Music plays prior to this as the audience are seated. Contains singing and spoken word. Orchestra on same level as stage sometimes obscures lower movements.

Condition note: Blurring and overexposure

VHS duration section: 00:01:20 - 01:28:55

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