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: The Mercury Ballet

[Starring] Marie Rambert's Company
Pavane and Tordion from Capriol Suite (Warlock, Choreography by Frederick Ashton)
Solo from Swan Lake/Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky)
Shepherd's Wooing (Handel arr. Beecham)
Solo from Foyer de Danse (Berners)
Columbine (Tchaikovsky)
La Golfeuse/Pompette (Hugh Bradford)
Pas de Trois from Alcina (Handel)
with Maude Lloyd, Walter Gore, Andree Howard, Frank Staff, Hugh Laing
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Marie Rambert was trained by Maestro Enrico Cecchetti, maitre de ballet of the Diaghilev company. She appeared with that company in 1913, and later in London in the ballet "Pomme d'Or". After her marriage to Ashley Dukes, she opened a school of ballet and founded the Ballet Club in her own little theatre now known as the Mercury. Here regular performances of ballet are given and a repertoire of over twenty-five original works has been produced. The company of young English choreographers and dancers trained by her includes Pearl Argyle, Maude Lloyd, Andree Howard, Frederick Ashton, Harold Turner, Antony Tudor, William Chappell, and many others whose work has created an English tradition in ballet.


Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Dancer: Maude Lloyd
Dancer: Walter Gore
Dancer: Andree Howard
Dancer: Frank Staff
Dancer: Hugh Laing
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Boris Pecker
Orchestra conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: Close

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Prize Chrysanthemums from the National Chrysanthemum Society's Show.
Described by W. Wardman and E. F. Hawes.


Presenter: W. Wardman
Presenter: E. F. Hawes

: The Mercury Ballet

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