Photo: Jorge Fatauros
On this photo: Leigh Warren

Choreographer: Christopher Bruce

'Side walk' is a ballet by Christopher Bruce that originally wasn’t planned to be performed by the dancers of NDT. The choreographer was planning on making a new ballet for the company, when he broke his leg. He lost a lot of time and when he was able to work again, there wasn’t enough time left to create the ballet. Therefore, he decided to rehearse an existing choreography instead, in only three weeks.

For the ballet, Bruce was inspired by the chaotic city life. Love aggression, loneliness and poetry are among the themes that can be found in Bruce’s cityscape. He merely wanted to give an impression of the big city, without judgement or moral.


  • Title: Side Walk
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Rights: Jorge Fatauros
  • Choreographer: Christopher Bruce
  • Music: Constant Lambert - Concerto for Solo Pianoforte and Nine Players (1933)
  • Light: Joop Caboort
  • Decor: Pamela Marre
  • Costumes: Pamela Marre
  • World Premiere: Ballet Rambert, London
  • Premiere NDT: February 14, 1980, Circustheater, Scheveningen

Additional Items

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps