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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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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. 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, Hannah Rudd, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Estela Merlos, Stephen Wright, Patricia Okenwa, Carolyn Bolton, Antonette Dayrit 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. Autumn dates will be announced soon: to hear about them first sign up for our e-newsletter: http://bit.ly/joinenews

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. www.rambert.org.uk

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.

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Subterrain - Rambert

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

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.

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.

The Castaways rehearsal at Rambert's Chiswick studios

Rambert dancers rehearse Barak Marshall's The Castaways at Rambert Studios, Chiswick. The Castaways is touring the UK until April 2014. rambert.org.uk

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 Orchestra - Siegfried Idyll filmed at Sadlers Wells 19 October 2012

Rambert Orchestra play Siegfried Idyll, filmed at Sadler's Wells, 2012. Conducted by Music Director Paul Hoskins who has led the music at Rambert since 1996. Siegfried Idyll accompanies Paul Taylor's Roses.

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.

Labyrinth of Love Unmasked - Rambert

Labyrinth of Love toured the UK 2012/2013.

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 2011

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

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