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Valse Nobles et Sentimentales

Costume Design
1947 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Valse Nobles et Sentimenales to Ravel’s score was choreographed by Frederick Ashton for Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet and first performed on 1 October 1947. Inspired by Valentine’s Eve created for Rambert in 1935, Frederick Ashton’s new version dispensed with ‘La Ronde-style’ narrative to become a suite of dances. Valse Nobles et Sentimentales retained the claret, rose and pink colour pallet and screens of the original ballet.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Designs by Sophie Fedorovitch for three women's costumes in Valse Nobles et Sentimentales
Physical Description
Working drawing showing three pink dresses with belted waists and flared knee-length skirts trimmed with darker shades of red. From left to right, a one-shouldered dress with vertical varigated pinks in the skirt; a dress with straps tied at the shoulders and a large checked effect on the skirt; a plain pink dress with a dark pink sash and floral trim on the sleeve-bands.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25cm
  • Width: 37.6cm
Credit line
Given by Richard Buckle
Summary
Valse Nobles et Sentimenales to Ravel’s score was choreographed by Frederick Ashton for Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet and first performed on 1 October 1947. Inspired by Valentine’s Eve created for Rambert in 1935, Frederick Ashton’s new version dispensed with ‘La Ronde-style’ narrative to become a suite of dances. Valse Nobles et Sentimentales retained the claret, rose and pink colour pallet and screens of the original ballet.

Collection
Accession Number
S.532-2019

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record createdAugust 28, 2019
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