Video recording of live performance of 'Port for Angels' by Rambert Dance Company at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/PF/01/0398/002
  • Dates of Creation
      1997
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Static camera, high angle. Orchestra pit fills bottom quarter of screen. Full stage visible. Very dark lighting at start of performance. Despite low light, group work and movement is clear. Lighting comes up after a few minutes then music and movement suddenly get faster. Stage lighting dims at approx.. 00:28:45, this is not the end. Lighting rises again for an epilogue section. Movement includes sections of slow movement contrasted with fast robotic moves and running. Set seems to be a hanging structure and side lighting. Music style minimalistic electronic with pulse like a heartbeat. Costume, black and silver. Black vest and trousers. Trousers possibly leather. Set dark floor and backcloth, large metal sculpture hangs made from mesh hangs above stage. Sculpture form similar to tunnel with entrance.

Condition note: Sound cuts out at 00:06:41, 00:20:38 and 00:27:29 – 00:27:32. 00:06:46 tape crease.

VHS duration section: 00:01:30 - 00:32:00

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