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Elite Syncopations - 15 March 1979 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Piano conductor Philip Gammon
Cast
1. Sunflower Slow Drag The Company
2. Elite Syncopations The Company
3. The Cascades
Dancer Vergie Derman
Dancer Monica Mason
Dancer Alfreda Thorogood
4. Hot-House Rag
Dancer Michael Coleman
Dancer Wayne Eagling
Dancer Graham Fletcher
Dancer Stephen Jefferies
5. Calliope Rag Monica Mason
6. Ragtime Nightingale The Company
7. The Golden Hours
Dancer Alfreda Thorogood
Dancer Stephen Jefferies
8. Stop-time Rag Jennifer Penney
9. The Alaskan Rag
Dancer Vergie Derman
Dancer Graham Fletcher
10. Bethena - a Concert Waltz
Dancer Jennifer Penney
Dancer Derek Deane
11. Friday Night Michael Coleman
12. Cataract Rag The Company
Musician Marion Turner
Musician Nathaniel Paris
Musician John Hardy
Musician Susan Johnson
Musician Ronald McCrea
Musician Bernard Brown
Musician Benedict James
Musician Judith Hall
Musician Harold Nash
Musician Colin Walker
Musician Andrew Brockett
Musician Ashley Wall
Notes: Owing to industrial action within the Royal Opera House, the order of the programme was changed and the entire evening performed with the set and lights of 'La Fin du jour'. This meant that the band for 'Elite Syncopations' were in the pit.
Durations: Entire work: 9.15-9.51pm
Event: Number 3 in The Royal Ballet mixed programme 15 March 1979
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 15 March 1979 (in Royal Opera House Collections)