Rambert Throws Open its Doors for Open House Events at New Southbank Home

Rambert's new purpose-built home on the South Bank.<br />© Rambert. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert’s new purpose-built home on the South Bank.
© Rambert. (Click image for larger version)

 

RAMBERT THROWS OPEN ITS DOORS FOR OPEN HOUSE EVENTS AT NEW SOUTH BANK HOME

This autumn Rambert moves to a new purpose-built home on the South Bank – completing the artistic circle at London’s cultural hub by joining music, film, theatre and the visual arts. To celebrate the Company will be hosting a series of events showcasing all that Rambert does best, connecting people with leading industry professionals and taking them to the heart of the creative process.

From Monday 2 – Saturday 14 December, Rambert will be throwing open its doors and inviting the public to explore the Company’s purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities where visitors can tour the building, watch rehearsals, observe artists at work and take part in classes.

Rambert’s world class dancers will be on display as they undertake their daily technique class, rehearse for upcoming performances and demonstrate the choreographic process as Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, creates new work in the studio. 

The two week programme also includes performances of Mark Baldwin’s The Rite of Spring by the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, concerts by the Rambert Orchestra, renowned cellist David Cohen and London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts, and Vintage Rambert, a cross-arts performance piece created in response to Rambert’s Archive by young people aged 16-25.

There will be contributions from each of Rambert’s Associates, including an installation from inaugural Artist in Residence, Abigail Reynolds; a performance of a recent composition by Music Fellow, Cheryl Frances-Hoad; and a presentation by Scientist in Residence, Professor Nicola Clayton, about the links between movement, imagination and learning.

Workshops will be on offer for people of all ages, experienced dancers and those who are completely new to dance.

Industry experts will lead a programme of talks and panel discussions inspired by the Company’s ambitions for the new building including training and the development of dancers; music, art and dance as collaborative art forms; and science and art. Panel members include choreographer, Shobana Jeyasingh, contemporary conceptual artist and painter, Michael Craig-Martin, and composer and record producer Gabriel Prokofiev.

Rambert's new purpose-built home on the South Bank.<br />© Rambert. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert’s new purpose-built home on the South Bank.
© Rambert. (Click image for larger version)

The capital project has been over twelve years in development and construction began in earnest in November 2011. The design is by award-winning architects Allies and Morrison and construction by Vinci Construction UK. The site on Upper Ground has been made available to Rambert by Coin Street Community Builders, one of the UK’s leading social enterprises, in return for a commitment to lead a significant community dance programme in the local area and for the peppercorn rent of one pair of ballet shoes per year.

All events are FREE, but booking is essential as capacity is limited.
 

NOTES TO EDITORS

BOOKING

All events can be viewed online at www.rambert.org.uk/rambert_moves


To book a place on any Rambert Moves event please email .


FULL EVENT LISTINGS

Monday 2 December 2013

6.30 – 8pm: Adult general level ballet – for those with a basic foundation in ballet technique.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

11.30am – 12.45pm:
Tour of the new building and a chance to watch Rambert dancers in class.

6.30 – 8pm:
Adult level 2 contemporary dance – suitable for those with some experience in contemporary dance.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

12.45 – 2pm:
Tour of the new building and a chance to watch Rambert dancers in rehearsal.

3.30 – 4pm:
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance perform Rambert Artist Director Mark Baldwin’s version of The Rite of Spring.

4.15 – 5.30pm:
Preparing the Next Generation – panel discussion with leading figures from dance companies and training institutions looking at the skills and attributes required of dancers entering the profession. Panel members include: Amanda Britton (Rambert School), Mikaela Polley (Rambert), Jessica Ward (Elmhurst School), and Sharon Watson (Phoenix Dance Theatre).

6.30 – 8pm:
Young Movers 2 – contemporary dance class for 11 – 13 year olds (no previous dance experience required).

Thursday 5 December 2013

10.30am – 11.45pm:
Tour of the new building and a chance to watch Rambert dancers in class.

12 – 1pm:
Music rehearsal – Rambert’s Music Director, Paul Hoskins, conducts young musicians from London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts programme.

6.30 – 8pm:
Generation 2 – contemporary dance class for 14 – 18 year olds (no previous dance experience required).

Friday 6 December 2013

10.15 – 11.45am:
Company class – opportunity to observe Rambert’s dancers in their daily technique class.

11 – 11.45am:
Unlocking the Passion – introduction to Rambert’s archive.

12 – 12.45pm:
Tour of the new building.

12 – 1pm:
Rehearsal – opportunity to watch Rambert’s dancers rehearse for performance.

12 – 12.45pm:
Unlocking the Passion – introduction to Rambert’s archive.

1 – 2pm:
Discover the Passion - a hands-on skills session on how to use the Rambert Archive.

1 – 2pm:
Rehearsal – opportunity to watch Rambert’s dancers rehearse for performance.

3 – 3.45pm:
Workshop – learn a few phrases from Rambert’s repertoire (no previous dance experience required).

3.45 – 4.30pm:
Workshop – learn a few phrases from Rambert’s repertoire (no previous dance experience required).

4.30 – 6pm:
Unpacking Choreography with Mark Baldwin – a unique opportunity to learn about the process of turning an idea into choreography by observing Rambert’s Artistic Director creating work on Company dancers.

Saturday 7 December 2013

10 – 11am:
Little Movers – creative dance and movement for 2 – 4 year olds and their parents/guardians.

10.15 – 11.45am:
Company class – opportunity to observe Rambert’s dancers in their daily technique class.

11 – 11.45am:
Unlocking the Passion – introduction to Rambert’s archive.

11.15am – 12pm:
Tour of the new building.

12 – 1pm:
Discover the Passion - a hands-on skills session on how to use the Rambert Archive.

12 – 1pm:
Rehearsal – opportunity to watch Rambert’s dancers rehearse for performance.

1 – 2.30pm:
Rehearsal plus Q&A – opportunity to watch Rambert’s dancers rehearse for performance, followed by Question & Answers.

2 – 3.30pm:
Boys dance (14 – 18 years) – opportunity to learn sections from Rambert’s all male piece SUB by Itzik Galili (no previous experience of contemporary dance required).

2.30 – 4pm:
Mini Movers – fun and creative dance class for 5 – 7 year olds.

3.30 – 5pm:
Adult Movers – this class is a great introduction to contemporary dance, whether you have danced before or not.

4 – 6pm:
Rooster repertoire masterclass – great opportunity for young dancers aged 14 – 18 years to learn phrases from Christopher Bruce’s popular work.

Monday 9 December 2013

Time tbc:
Double Fold – Rambert’s inaugural artist-in-residence Abigail Reynolds has created a dance piece responding to the move from one rehearsal space to another. Panels from Rambert’s former studio in Chiswick are suspended in a new studio creating an environment for five dancers. With a live electronic sound score commissioned by Emika especially for the piece, it is an exploration of doubling, layering, repetition and time.

7 – 8pm:
Art and dance panel discussion - panel members include Rambert’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin and contemporary conceptual artist and painter, Michael Craig-Martin.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

11.30am – 12.45pm:
Tour of the new building and a chance to watch Rambert dancers in class.

6.30 – 8pm:
Adult level 3 contemporary dance – for more experienced dancers.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

8.30 – 9.30am:
Body conditioning – an integration of Vinyasa flow Yoga and Pilates specific conditioning, this class will focus on increasing strength, flexibility and stamina (suitable for all abilities).

1 – 1.45pm:
Lunchtime concert with Rambert Orchestra.
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Cheryl Frances-Hoad Katharsis
David Cohen – Cello
Paul Hoskins – Conductor

2 – 3pm:
Real-time Choreography and Music: Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks

4 – 5pm:
Real-time Choreography and Music: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3
An opportunity to see the Company in the first experimental phase of creating a new dance piece for autumn 2014. Rambert’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, creates work to music played live by the Rambert Orchestra.

5 – 6pm:
Music and Dance panel discussion – panel members include Rambert’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin; composer and former Rambert Music Fellow, Cheryl Frances-Hoad; Rambert’s Music Director, Paul Hoskins; choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh; and composer and record producer Gabriel Prokofiev.

6.30 – 8pm:
Adult level 2 contemporary dance – suitable for those with some experience in contemporary dance.

Thursday 12 December 2013

1.45 – 3pm:
Tour of the new building and a chance to watch Rambert dancers in rehearsal.

4.30 – 5.30pm:
Vintage Rambert – Cross-arts performance inspired by the life of Marie Rambert created and performed by young people aged 16 – 25 years.

Friday 13 December 2013

2.30 – 4pm:
Thinking Moves – Professor Nicky Clayton FRS, Rambert’s Scientist in Residence, explores thinking without words and the importance of imagination and play in learning.

6.30 – 7.30pm and 8 – 9pm:
Vintage RambertCross-arts performance inspired by the life of Marie Rambert created and performed by young people aged 16 – 25 years.

Saturday 14 December 2013

10 – 11am:
Little Movers – creative dance and movement for 2 – 4 year olds and their parents/guardians.

10.15 – 11.45am:
Company class – opportunity to observe Rambert’s dancers in their daily technique class.

11.15am – 12pm:
Tour of the new building.

11 – 11.45am:
Unlocking the Passion – introduction to Rambert’s archive.

12 – 1pm:
Discover the Passion - a hands-on skills session on how to use the Rambert Archive.

12 – 1pm:
Rehearsal – opportunity to watch Rambert’s dancers rehearse for performance.

1 – 2pm:
Rehearsal – opportunity to watch Rambert’s dancers rehearse for performance.

2.30 – 5pm:
Choreography masterclass with Rambert’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin – this choreography masterclass is for dancers who are either in full-time dance training or recently graduated.

 

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  1. Congratulations and very bestest for future – The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance – Dancing into the Cosmos! may they be the first to do so!! All very bestest to Mark Baldwin, Artistic Director, all Colleagues and Patrons – I shall attend in spirit the Grand Opening as Windsor NSW just a little too far for me to travel on me bike!!

    Cheers! Diana

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