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Choreographer
Christopher Bruce
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Company
Rambert dance company and Houston ballet
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Date first performed
1981
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Accompaniment
South American songs and folk tunes by Inti-illamani and wind effects
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Costume designer
Belinda Scott
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Costume
Ghosts - skull like masks and painted bodies suggesting bones and muscles. They wear wigs and rags. The dead wear gender specific clothing suggesting different walks of life.
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Lighting designer
Nick Chelton
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Lighting description
Gloomy and shadowy. Side lighting highlights the ghosts. Brighter for folk dancers performed by the dead. Lighting changes to signify death
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Set designer
Christopher Bruce
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Set description
Painted backdrop represents a rocky plain and a cave opening. In the distance there is water and mountains. There are rock like structures on stage.
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Staging
Proscenium arch
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Dancers
Five female and six male
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Dance style
Blend of contemporary (graham influenced) and ballet with folk and social style elements
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Choreographic style
Thematic and episodic with narrative elements. Strong characterisation
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Theme
Political oppression in chile
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Starting point/inspiration
Music and South American rituals and culture
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Structure/sections
Seven sections, each characterised by a different piece of music/song
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