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Set design - Symphonic Variations
  • Symphonic Variations
    Fedorovitch, Sophie, born 1893 - died 1953
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Symphonic Variations

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1946 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fedorovitch, Sophie, born 1893 - died 1953 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour on card

  • Museum number:

    S.1270-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case 5A, shelf 4

Set design by Sophie Fedorovitch for the ballet Symphonic Variations, created for the Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1946.

Symphonic Variations was the first ballet created by Frederick Ashton for the Royal Opera House stage after the Sadler's Wells Ballet became resident there. The ballet went through a period of gestation during which Ashton stripped away his narrative and Sophie Fedorovitch stripped down and stylised her set design which evoked the open landscape of Norfolk.

Physical description

Pencil and watercolour on card set design by Sophie Fedorovitch for the ballet Symphonic Variations, created for the Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House,1946. The design features stripes of bright green and white fading into one another on which are a series of flowing (and one broken) black curved lines.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1946 (made)

Artist/maker

Fedorovitch, Sophie, born 1893 - died 1953 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour on card

Dimensions

Height: 34.9 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

Set design by Sophie Fedorovitch for the ballet Symphonic Variations, created for the Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1946

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Card

Techniques

Painting (image-making); Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Theatre; Entertainment & Leisure; Dance

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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