Vintage Rambert behind the scenes documentary
Vintage Rambert was a free cross-arts performance project inspired by the public and private life of Company founder Marie Rambert: a dance pioneer, entrepreneur, revolutionary and celebrity. In August 2013 young creatives aged 16 - 25 created 'second from the left', an original dance work at London's Canada Water Culture Space under the guidance of Rambert mentors.
Project Director and Choreographer: Deborah Galloway
Project Manager: Rosie Riley
Vintage Rambert Company
Dancers: Charlotte Arnold, Lydia Baker, Isaac Bowry, David Evans, Joshua Gill, Marlene Hell, Megan Houldsworth, Bethany Monk-Lane, Kurt Nagy, Erin O'Toole, Hazel Pithers, Eliza Reger, Mia Roberts, Gabriela Serani, Cherie Thompson, Daniel Walsh
Composers/musicians: John-Henry Baker, Rosie Clements, Matthew Goodman, Rob Jones Khemi Shabazz, Benjamin Tassie, Miriam Verghese, Yfat Soul Zisso
Costume Designers: Natassia Green, Sophie Thomas, Ashleigh Turner
Writers: Clare McColloch, Phoebe Wagner
Lighting Designer: Joshua Harriette
Visual Artist: Luka Vardiashvili
Photographer: Sara Azmy
Stage Managers: Letisha Larmond, Funmibi Ogunlesi
Filmmakers: Ysabella Alvarez Sara Cowburn, Tari Eguruze, Colette Pacini
The Comedy of Change - Rambert
Mark Baldwin's The Comedy of Change, originally created in 2009 to commemorate Darwin year, is described as "a rare beast: a dance that thinks and imagines on a grand scale" (The Guardian).
PAST and FUTURE, SAME but DIFFERENT, REVEAL and CONCEAL.
Combining the fascinating and exuberant worlds of evolution and dance. Courtship dances, display and nature's use of camouflage are all enhanced with music and design by some of the very best contemporary artists.
The Comedy of Change is set to a specially commissioned score by renowned British composer Julian Anderson and production design by one of Paris' leading lights of contemporary art, Kader Attia. It skilfully blends dance and science into a stunning, energetic and striking performance.
Evening of new choreography - behind the scenes
Rambert dancers in rehearsal filmed at Rambert studios in Chiswick, London, ahead of Evening of new choreography at the Southbank Centre, London on 14 May. Music by Vessels, Heal (Earthkeptwarm Remix). Filmed and edited by Kira Zhigalina. Dancers: Miguel Altunaga, Kirill Burlov, Dane Hurst and Patricia Okenwa.
Rambert Moves: Unlocking the Passion
Rambert Moves: Unlocking the Passion is a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is designed to increase public access to and engagement with the Rambert archive. Our first project was a documentary-making course with Lambeth City Learning Centre for young filmmakers. The course enabled the young people to make their own documentary about Rambert, which was inspired by four iconic works from Rambert's repertoire and used archive materials to inform their research into the choreography, design, and music of each production.
Sounddance - Rambert
Produced and performed by Rambert and staged by Jeannie Steele. By the late master of contemporary dance, Merce Cunningham, 1975.
Labyrinth of Love - Rambert
Marguerite Donlon's powerful and magical Labyrinth of Love, with designs by one of Britain's leading visual artists, Mat Collishaw and set and costume designer Conor Murphy. Set to Grammy award-winning composer Michael Daugherty's poetic new score, Labyrinth of Love is sung live at every performance.
L'Après-midi d'un faune - Rambert
Inspired by Debussy's languorous and shimmering score and considered to be one of the first modern ballets, L'Après-midi d'un faune, created for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, caused a furore at its first performance 100 years ago. The Rambert version of Vaslav Nijinsky's seminal short ballet is revived by the Company for the first time in almost 30 years.
What Wild Ecstasy - Rambert
Mark Baldwin's What Wild Ecstasy, a brand new modern-day take on Nijinsky's 100 year old L'Après-midi d'un faune. Set to a pulsing and feral score by Gavin Higgins, commissioned as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. What Wild Ecstasy had its world première in Aberdeen on 15 February 2012.
SUB - Rambert
Following the critically acclaimed and multi-award nominated A Linha Curva, Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili returns with his high energy work, SUB, a battlefield of relentlessly sparring testosterone. Dancers: Miguel Altunaga, Eryck Brahmania, Jonathan Goddard, Dane Hurst, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Jon Savage, Stephen Wright. Music: Michael Gordon; Costume design: Natasja Lansen; Lighting design: Yaron Abulafia.
SUB had its UK première at Sadler's Wells, London on Tuesday 15 May 2012.
SUB by Itzik Galili © 2009 Dansgroep Amsterdam. Used by Permission.
Rambert dancers own choreography 2010
Nylon Films came to Rambert's Chiswick studios in 2010. Featuring choreography by Miguel Altunaga, Kirill Burlov, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Dane Hurst, Mbulelo Ndabeni and Patricia Okenwa. Rambert Dance Company has a track record of nurturing young choreographers; including Christopher Bruce, Rafael Bonachela and Mark Baldwin. This years' 'Season of new choreography' on 31 May 2012, will feature choreography by Dane Hurst, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Patricia Okenwa, Jonathan Goddard & Gemma Nixon. southbankcentre.co.uk
Elysian Fields - Rambert
Inventive and groundbreaking choreographer Javier De Frutos returns to Rambert to create a world première for Sadler's Wells. Inspired by the life and work of Tennessee Williams and set to music from A Streetcar Named Desire, this new work is De Frutos at his very best. Dancers: Miguel Altunaga, Lucia Barbadillo, Kirill Burlov, Malgozata Dzierzon, Robin Gladwin, Jonathan Goddard, Mark Kimmett, Estela Merlos, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Gemma Nixon, Pieter Symonds and Angela Towler. Music: Alex North A Streetcar Named Desire, by permission of the Estate of Alex North and Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. Original soundtrack adapted and arranged by Christopher Austin. Design: Katrina Lindsay. Lighting Design: Michael Hulls. Fight Arranger: Terry King. Dialect Coach: Penny Dyer.
Seven for a secret, never to be told Unmasked - Rambert
Mark Baldwin's Seven for a secret, never to be told is touring 2011 / 12. This behind the scenes footage was filmed by FACT during the creation of Mark Baldwin's Seven for a secret, never to be told. Choreography Mark Baldwin; Music Stephen McNeff; Design Michael Howells; Lighting design Michael Mannion. For a shorter version see Seven for a secret, never to be told Unmasked trailer.
Rambert performing Henrietta Horn's Cardoon Club, Mark Baldwin's Seven for a secret, never to be told, Tim Rushton's Monolith & Itzik Galili's A Linha Curva. The music you hear is from Seven for a secret, never to be told: Rambert specially commissioned Stephen McNeff to adapt a gorgeous and lyrical score by Ravel, L'enfant et les sortilèges, played live by the outstanding Rambert Orchestra under the music direction of Paul Hoskins. See website for more details: rambert.org.uk
Monolith - Rambert
Created by Tim Rushton, artistic director of Danish Dance Theatre, Monolith is inspired by mystical energies which haunt sites of man-made gathering places. The rhythms of Peteris Vasks' gutsy score are the perfect backdrop to Rushton's UK debut.
Roses - Rambert
By American choreographer Paul Taylor, described by Martha Graham as the 'naughty boy' of dance. A tribute to love and relationships, Roses was first created in 1985 and is set to music by Richard Wagner and Heinrich Baermann.
Cardoon Club - Rambert
Henrietta Horn's simple ingredients mix together to create a sparkling revue; light-hearted, fresh and tinged with melancholia. This witty restaging of a 2004 work by the German choreographer is filled with bizarre silhouettes and stranded angels; part fun fair, part star gala, with a dash of Rio thrown in.
Awakenings Unmasked - Rambert
Discover the inspiration and creation of Awakenings. Filmed in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and produced with the input and support of young people and film enthusiasts.