Video recording of live performance of 'Greymatter' by Rambert Dance Company at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0400/001
  • Dates of Creation
      1997
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      2 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera at a far distance. Lighting dark at beginning and so difficult to see dancers. Later it can be difficult to distinguish between dancers’ bodies and the backcloth. After a time the lighting brightens and the backcloth becomes visible. Lighting is mainly bright enough to see dancers , set and costumes for the remainder of the performance except for dark sections at 00:15:11 – 00:20:00 and approx. 00:25:00. Set, features images of a blue sky with white clouds in a 3 part triptych. Approx. 00:11:26 set changes to a row of white kiosks. A female dancer can be seen through a gauze hanging walking on top of the kiosks. Several props are used throughout including a shopping trolley that is wheeled across the stage. Costume, dancers wear brown/grey trenchcoats and some carry briefcases. One male dancer wears just a pair of tights bare chest. Music is energetic and frantic.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:06:19 - 00:40:26

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