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Rambert Dance Company

Rambert Dance Company creates and tours large scale work to every part of the country. A multi award-winning company, Rambert presents works by leading national and international choreographers, frequently new to British audiences. The Company always tours with its own orchestra and regularly commissions new music scores by renowned contemporary composers. Our funding supports core costs as Rambert prepares to move into new purpose built premises on London's South Bank.

 

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £2,224,110
  • 2013-2014: £2,275,265
  • 2014-2015: £2,334,421

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Terra Incognita - Rambert

Terra Incognita is choreographed by ground-breaking dance-maker Shobana Jeyasingh. It draws on urban legends and ancient cartography to look at the politics and power of journeying into the unknown. An original new score for string orchestra and electronics by Gabriel Prokofiev draws on influences ranging from Russian classical to tango to dark electronica. This performance from November 2014, filmed at Sadler's Wells, London, features: Simone Damberg Würtz, Vanessa Kang, Carolyn Bolton, Adam Blyde, Hannah Rudd, Pierre Tappon, Adam Park, Lucy Balfour, Dane Hurst, Luke Ahmet. Choreography: Shobana Jeyasingh; Music: Gabriel Prokofiev; Design: Jean-Marc Puissant; Lighting design: Lucy Carter. World première of Terra Incognita: 18 November 2014, Sadler's Wells, London.

The Strange Charm of Mother Nature - Rambert

Mark Baldwin's work for Rambert is inspired by recent discoveries in particle physics, and the properties of quarks that are labelled "up", "down", "top", "bottom", "strange" and "charm". In three movements to music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Igor Stravinsky and JS Bach, the dancers fizz with the energy of the microscopic particles which created life, the universe and everything. The Strange Charm of Mother Nature is based on an original design concept created by Mark Baldwin and Katie Paterson. Costumes are designed by Stevie Stewart and lighting is by Mark Henderson. The work was premiered at Theatre Royal Plymouth in September 2014. This performance, from November 2014, features Adam Park, Edit Domoszlai, Luke Ahmet, Kym Sojourna, Carolyn Bolton, Vanessa Kang, Pierre Tappon, Hannah Rudd, Adam Blyde, Lucy Balfour, Dane Hurst and Simone Damburg Würtz.

Introducing the Rambert Archive

Explore the Rambert Archive for your studies or for fun. Arrange a visit: http://www.rambert.org.uk/ramberts_history Thank you to Nadia, Mark and Michael for helping make this short film.

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A day in the life of Rambert

Rambert is offering heritage and archive inspired dance workshops to primary school and secondary school groups, at our new state-of-the-art building on the South Bank, London. The Rambert Experience is a unique opportunity to explore Rambert's rich history and gain unprecedented access to original archive materials. http://bit.ly/1lmMDFk 'Thank you for a fantastic day. One of the children said it was the best trip she'd ever been on as instead of listening and learning you got to make and do whilst you learnt.' Penwortham School. These workshops are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Does Mother Nature Dance? The Strange Charm of Mother Nature - Rambert

Does Mother Nature dance? An insight into Rambert's new piece, The Strange Charm of Mother Nature, featuring theoretical physicist Subodh Patil from CERN, and Rambert dancers. The new work by Mark Baldwin had its world première at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 24 September 2014. Dancers: Luke Ahmet, Adam Blyde, Carolyn Bolton, Simone Damberg Wurtz, Adam Park, Kym Sojourna.

Rambert Revealed

Rambert Revealed is a week-long programme of behind-the-scenes access to the daily life of Britain's national dance company; based in our studios on London's South Bank. 13 - 18 October 2014 www.rambert.org.uk/rambert_revealed

Four Elements - Rambert

Renowned for her sleek minimalism and for turning the slightest movements into an intricate choreographic masterpiece, Lucinda Childs' unique style has been described as "stage heaven" (The Guardian). Four Elements was premièred by Rambert, 16 November 1990, Apollo Theatre, Oxford. Revival première by Rambert, 20 May 2014, Sadler’s Wells, London. Continuing to tour through 2014/15. Rambert presents Rooster, Christopher Bruce's iconic dance to the music of the Rolling Stones. Evoking the style (and the chauvinism) of the swinging Sixties, Rooster is set to eight of the Stones' most famous songs. Touring the UK: http://bit.ly/rambert14 Choreography: Lucinda Childs; Music: Gavin Bryars. Dancers: Simone Damburg Wurtz, Antonette Dayrit, Adam Blyde, Dane Hurst, Estela Merlos, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Hannah Rudd, Stephen Wright. http://www.rambert.org.uk

Rambert Ice Bucket Challenge

Rambert's dancers take on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Support the Motor Neurone Disease Association at https://www.justgiving.com/mndassoc/ or UK viewers can donate by texting ICED55 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070. Thanks to The Place and Hannah Rudd for challenging us. In turn, we challenge Phoenix Dance Theatre and the Ballet Boyz.

A Linha Curva - Rambert

The chequer-board stage of Itzik Galili's A Linha Curva is filled with rhythmic pulses and sexual tension, with irresistible samba-inspired lines and curves, blended with a Brazilian style and contemporary dance technique. This new version for Rambert (2009) by one of Israel's most talented choreographers is a sensation and a real crowd-pleaser. The original music, composed by Dutch percussion band Percossa, drives the rhythms and electrifies the atmosphere to an incredibly powerful level.

Rambert Event - Philip Selway - video 3

Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway shares what's behind the music of the Rambert Event, and explains how he and co-writers Adem Ilhan and Quinta stepped outside their comfort zones.

Rambert Event - Philip Selway - video 2

Radiohead's Philip Selway talks about Merce Cunningham. The Rambert Event features new music composed and performed live by Philip Selway, Adem Ilhan and Quinta; and costumes and sets based on artworks by Gerhard Richter, who is widely acclaimed as the world's greatest living painter. It's staged by former Merce Cunningham and rehearsal assistant Jeannie Steele.

Hush - Rambert

Christopher Bruce, one of Britain's best loved choreographers revived Hush for Rambert in 2009. Here's an HD version of the film released back then, featuring Jonathan Goddard and Estela Merlos.Winner of Best Modern Choreography, Critics' Circle Dance Award 2009. Choreographer: Christopher Bruce, Music: Bobby McFerrin, Lighting design: Christina R Gianelli. Dancers: Estela Merlos and Jonathan Goddard

Rambert Event - Philip Selway - video 1

Radiohead's Philip Selway shares a little about the now sold out Rambert Event. The Event features new music composed and performed live by Philip Selway, Adem Ilhan and Quinta; and costumes and sets based on artworks by Gerhard Richter, who is widely acclaimed as the world's greatest living painter. It's staged by former Merce Cunningham and rehearsal assistant Jeannie Steele.

Jeannie Steele talks about Merce Cunningham and the Rambert Event

In this touching short film, former Merce Cunningham dancer and rehearsal assistant Jeannie Steele talks about Merce Cunningham and the 'Rambert Event' of June/July 2014.

Rambert takes Rooster to Westfield London

We took some Rooster steps to Westfield London, alongside Sadler's Wells, and had a lot of fun doing so! Dancers Mbulelo Ndabeni, Estela Merlos and Stephen Wright shared Little Red Rooster and Play With Fire, just two of the Rolling Stones' hits that make up Christopher Bruce's iconic dance Rooster. Touring the UK: http://bit.ly/rambert14

Rooster - Rambert

Rambert presents Rooster, Christopher Bruce's iconic dance to the music of the Rolling Stones. Evoking the style (and the chauvinism) of the swinging Sixties, Rooster is set to eight of the Stones' most famous songs. Touring the UK: http://bit.ly/rambert14 Created in 1991 and first performed by Rambert in 1994, it has become one of the company's best-loved works. This 2014 production is Rooster's first time on the UK stage for 13 years. Choreography: Christopher Bruce; Music: The Rolling Stones; Costume Design: Marian Bruce; Lighting Design: Tina McHugh. Dancers: Miguel Altunaga, Adam Blyde, Dane Hurst, Estela Merlos, Hannah Rudd, Stephen Wright. http://www.rambert.org.uk

Rambert making Rooster

Behind the scenes as Rambert rehearses Rooster, the iconic dance to the music of the Rolling Stones. Dancers from Britain's national dance company talk about the fun, creativity and hard work that go into bringing the Stones' rock 'n' roll swagger - and Christopher Bruce's challenging choreography - to the stage. Rooster tours the UK in 2014: http://bit.ly/rambert14

Rooster voxpops

What the audience thought of the revival premiere of Christopher Bruce's Rooster, at New Victoria Theatre, Woking, February 2014. Rooster is touring the UK in 2014: http://bit.ly/rambert14

Rooster rehearsal: Miguel Altunaga rehearsed by Christopher Bruce

Rambert dancer Miguel Altunaga is rehearsed by Christopher Bruce in Rambert's Mercury Studio, ahead of Rooster's UK tour during spring 2014. Touring the UK in 2014: http://bit.ly/rambert14

Subterrain - Rambert

A showcase of the supreme talents of Rambert's dancers, by former Scottish Ballet's artistic director Ashley Page. Dancers: Hannah Rudd, Dane Hurst, Miguel Altunaga, Estela Merlos, Antonette Dayrit, Stephen Wright, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Kirill Burlov, Julia Gillespie, Mbulelo Ndabeni. Choreography: Ashley Page; Music: Aphex Twin, Mark-Anthony Turnage; Design: Jon Morrell; Lighting design: Peter Mumford. World première of Subterrain: 22 October 2013, Sadler's Wells, London.

Synchronised: Participant's Journey, an intergenerational dance project with Dulwich Picture Gallery

Synchronised is based on repertoire from Hush. First performed by Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, in 2009. This affectionate celebration of family life was created by Christopher Bruce, one of Britain's treasured choreographers. The dance was critically acclaimed in America and the UK and the fun and distinctive soundtrack, by US composer, Bobby McFerrin and America cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, will lift your spirits and keep your toes tapping. Dulwich Picture Gallery has hosted a series of short Rambert residencies over the past 3 years for community groups. 'Synchronised', is the first project of long-term engagement with participants and a collaboration that crosses art forms, generations and spaces alike. The creative workshops, seen in these films, follow participants on their journeys through technically challenging sessions that echo the practice of professional contemporary dancers to the transformation into confident dancers, exceling beyond their own expectations. These films show how Community Engagement Programmes at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Learning and Participation at Rambert challenge people of all ages to think differently about the Arts. Both organisations share the same ethos - that Art has the power to change lives.

The Castaways - Rambert

American-born Barak Marshall has presented work across the world but rarely in the UK. Arresting, original and fevered in style, Barak made his Rambert debut in October 2013 with The Castaways. Set to a vibrant mix of traditional Yiddish music and American popular tunes from the 1950s, Barak Marshall's The Castaways is a humorous and playful exploration of human nature. Celebrated for his inventive choreography and witty theatricality, Barak has a truly unique style, the way he brings together popular music, inventive dance and enthralling story lines make for an unmissable spectacle. Dancers: Miguel Altunaga, Kirill Burlov, Antonette Dayrit, Julia Gillespie, Vanessa Kang Estela Merlos, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Adam Park, Hannah Rudd, Jon Savage, Kym Sojourna, Stephen Wright Choreography: Barak Marshall, Music arranged by Robert Millett, Design Jon Bausor, Lighting Design: Mark Henderson

Synchronised: Project Overview, an intergenerational dance project with Dulwich Picture Gallery

Synchronised is based on repertoire from Hush. First performed by Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, in 2009. This affectionate celebration of family life was created by Christopher Bruce, one of Britain's treasured choreographers. The dance was critically acclaimed in America and the UK and the fun and distinctive soundtrack, by US composer, Bobby McFerrin and America cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, will lift your spirits and keep your toes tapping. Dulwich Picture Gallery has hosted a series of short Rambert residencies over the past 3 years for community groups. 'Synchronised', is the first project of long-term engagement with participants and a collaboration that crosses art forms, generations and spaces alike. The creative workshops, seen in these films, follow participants on their journeys through technically challenging sessions that echo the practice of professional contemporary dancers to the transformation into confident dancers, exceling beyond their own expectations. These films show how Community Engagement Programmes at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Learning and Participation at Rambert challenge people of all ages to think differently about the Arts. Both organisations share the same ethos - that Art has the power to change lives.

The Castaways voxpops

What the audience thought at The Lowry, Salford. The Castaways is touring the UK until April 2014.

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