“The first full-length modern dance-theatre piece ever created in the UK, “Cruel Garden”
was inspired by the life and works of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca
and was premiered in 5 July 1977 by Ballet Rambert at the Roundhouse in London.
The piece has been revived several times by dance companies in the UK, Germany and USA.
Choreography by Christopher Bruce;
direction and costumes by Lindsay Kemp;
music by Carlos Miranda;
sets by Ralph Koltai.
Dancers in the original cast:
Christopher Bruce as ‘the poet’,
John Tsakiris as ‘the bull’,
Michael Ho as ‘the moon’, and
John Chesworth as ‘the lizard’.” [Info from Carlos Miranda.]