Rambert

"Bold, risk-taking, agile and beautiful, Rambert’s dancers combine rigorous technique and artistry with an extraordinary ability to challenge and entertain."

Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Overview

Rambert is Britain’s flagship contemporary dance group. Under the artistic direction of Mark Baldwin the company tours throughout the UK and internationally, producing an unrivalled quantity of new work on the large-scale. Established in 1926 by Polish dance teacher Marie Rambert, the company continues to build on its rich heritage to deliver exciting and innovative programming and performances, born through bold collaborations with composers, designers and visual artists. The company believes in performing with live music, and works with Rambert Orchestra in a variety of musical styles. Rambert’s 22 dancers are considered some of the finest and most versatile in the world, performing a range of styles with precision and flair.

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Rambert is Britain’s flagship contemporary dance group. Under the artistic direction of Mark Baldwin the company tours throughout the UK and internationally, producing an unrivalled quantity of new work on the large-scale. Established in 1926 by Polish dance teacher Marie Rambert, the company continues to build on its rich heritage to deliver exciting and innovative programming and performances, born through bold collaborations with composers, designers and visual artists. The company believes in performing with live music, and works with Rambert Orchestra in a variety of musical styles. Rambert’s 22 dancers are considered some of the finest and most versatile in the world, performing a range of styles with precision and flair. Committed to creating dance for future generations, the company seeks out and nurtures new and exciting choreographers.

Rambert provides a vibrant and accessible dance experience and is committed to engaging people of all ages through learning and participation. Commissioning four new dance productions every year, the company’s repertoire is rich and markedly eclectic. Recent work includes the prestigious Oliver Award winning The Art of Touch, performed to Scarlatti sonatas. Declared by Merce Cunningham to be one of the world’s finest performers of his work, Rambert produced Rainforest, where the dancers perform in a set designed by Andy Warhol. By contrast A Linha Curva featured the full company, exploding on to the stage in a fusion of samba and contemporary dance, to Brazilian percussion music.

Rambert toured to Asia in August/September 2012, in collaboration with HarrisonParrott.

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Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Reviews

"Technically amazing and visually stunning, tonight was a real treat for the audience." (HKELD, September 2012)

"When a role has been made famous by Vaslav Nijinsky, you don’t let just anyone get their hands on it. Astutely, current Rambert Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, chose Dane Hurst for the job, a dancer who compels the eye almost as much as Nijinsky must have done. Watching Hurst move like a human statue….there was a definite sense of living history." (L’Après-midi d’un faune - The Scotsman, February 2012)

"an evening of dance as diverse and technically proficient as the company itself" (The Scotsman, February 2012)

"Now in its 85th year, Rambert’s place at the

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"Technically amazing and visually stunning, tonight was a real treat for the audience." (HKELD, September 2012)

"When a role has been made famous by Vaslav Nijinsky, you don’t let just anyone get their hands on it. Astutely, current Rambert Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, chose Dane Hurst for the job, a dancer who compels the eye almost as much as Nijinsky must have done. Watching Hurst move like a human statue….there was a definite sense of living history." (L’Après-midi d’un faune - The Scotsman, February 2012)

"an evening of dance as diverse and technically proficient as the company itself" (The Scotsman, February 2012)

"Now in its 85th year, Rambert’s place at the top of the UK’s contemporary dance ladder remains secure. This is thanks in no small part to the sheer excellence of its dancers. Is there nothing they can’t do?" (The Times, November 2011)

"Rambert has always, throughout its 85-year history, been a daring company…in the Baldwin era, it has become a pre-eminent artistic force, nurturing the growing popularity of dance" (Daily Telegraph, September 2011)

"Rambert, which celebrates its 85th birthday this year, is in very good shape for its birthday… the dancing is splendid...Rambert’s dancers are terrific; intelligent and stylish across a range of repertory." (The Independent, June 2011)

“Cardoon Club is the perfect title for a work that is surreal, spiky and lush… while the piece revels in its own high-jinks pastiche, its shimmies and high kicks
are all pinned to an austere, structural logic, with the moves sometimes stripped back to pure form and pattern. It's like minimalism dressed up to party. Sly, rigorous and fun.” (The Guardian, November 2010)

“A company replete with sharp, cool and inventive talent… Awakenings is both disturbing and moving to watch, and shows to perfection how dance can sometimes do things that other art forms simply cannot.” (The Daily Telegraph, September 2010)