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World View Tour 2008

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World View Tour 2008

Made: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:73

A touring production poster from Britain's oldest dance company. Rambert Dance Company has a particularly broad touring roster across the UK.

Object Dimensions: 96.5 X 65

Object Type: digital image

Method - preservation copy Date - 2008

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