Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949
Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949
Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949
Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949
Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949

Sadler's Wells Ballet. First American Appearance 1949

£120.00


[Cecil Beaton]


The souvenir programme for the debut performance of the Sadler's Wells Ballet in America. The visit took place in 1949 when the company was under the direction of Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton, and Constant Lambert, and before it was granted its Royal Charter (then becoming the Royal Ballet). The programme features a striking cover design by Cecil Beaton depicting numerous dancers. Images and details of the ballets performed are given, including The Sleeping Beauty, Fašade, Apparitions, Hamlet, Miracle in the Gorbals, The Rake's Progress, Cinderella, Job, A Wedding Bouquet, Checkmate and Swan Lake. Portraits of the ballet stars include those by Paul Tanqueray, Angus McBean, and Baron.


Texts by Arnold L. Haskell, Ninette de Valois & David Webster. Cover design by Cecil Beaton. Sadler's Wells Ballet. New York. 1949. Paperback, quarto; illustrated stapled wrappers. [52 pages.] B&w photographs, many full-page and some colour designs. English. 300 x 225mm. 0.3kg. . Near fine; some slight shelf wear, slight spotting to rear wrapper.