Video recording of live performance of 'Swamp' by Ballet Rambert at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0340/001
  • Dates of Creation
      1986
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera. Lighting dark, particularly at left and right sides and downstage. Difficult to see dancers, lower torsos often in darkness and when doing floor work they disappear altogether. From 8 to 13 minutes lighting brightens making it easier to see the whole of each dancer’s body, however, the picture quality is blurred and it is difficult to distinguish the gender of each dancer. Costumes: dark unitards, one dancer in white dress at beginning. No set, backdrop occasional projected black and white photographs of faces. Can hear voices during performance, possibly production technical team. Music repetitive drone, in last three minutes becomes more varied.

Condition note: Tape got stuck in machine and twisted. Video was taken out and manually wound back in.

VHS duration section: 00:00:59- 00:22:24

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