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Lucy Balfour and Luke Ahmet in The Creation.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – The Creation – London

★★★★✰   This is the largest production yet mounted by Rambert – celebrating its 90th Anniversary, this year – accounting for over 110 performers, including 70 musicians and singers.

Rambert in Malgorzata Dzierzon's Flight.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Contemporaries: Flight, Frames, Hydrargyrum – London

★★★✰✰   Malgorzata Dzierzon, Patricia Okenwa and Alexander Whitley are all at different stages of their emergence as choreographers. Each of them has progressed with the active support of Rambert’s choreographic development programme…

Adam Park in Lucy Guerin's Tomorrow.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Tomorrow (Guerin premiere), Terra Incognita, A Linha Curva – London

★★★★✰   The centrepiece of this richly diverse programme was a dance puzzle, perhaps broadly equivalent to a game of three-dimensional chess.

Kim Brandstrup.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Kim Brandstrup – Choreographer

It’s a busy time for Kim Brandstrup with premieres at Rambert, New York City Ballet and, later in spring, a full-evening work for Royal Danish Ballet. Jann Parry interviews one of the most thoughtful and reflective of choreographers…

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2015 National Dance Awards – Announcement of Nominations

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 16th National Dance Awards,

Inala.© Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Inala – London

Enthusiasm alone doesn’t make a show a success, though, and Inala doesn’t quite succeed in melding all that goodwill into a coherent exploration of dance and music from markedly different traditions.

Lucy Balfour and Carolyn Bolton in rehearsals of Mark Baldwin's Dark Arteries.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Mark Baldwin’s Dark Arteries – Behind the scenes at Sadler’s Wells

A unique gallery based on shooting behind the scenes over 3 days as Rambert made preparations for their latest premiere. Gallery by Stephen Wright.

Liam Francis and Brenda Lee Grech in Mark Baldwin's Dark Arteries.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Frames, Four Elements, Dark Arteries – London

Rambert’s repertoire, under Baldwin’s direction, continues to divert and instruct in its combination of classic revivals and bold commissions.

Rambert in Mark Baldwin's Dark Arteries.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Rambert in Dark Arteries

Mark Baldwin’s latest work for Rambert photographed by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Vanessa Kang in Christopher Bruce's Rooster.© Stephen Wright. (Click image for larger version)

Stephen Wright – View from the wings and catching the perfection of dancing flow

Rambert dancer Stephen Wright is also a photographer – here he blogs about what’s like to perform on stage, as seen from the wings. Enjoy…

Hannah Rudd, Adam Blyde & Kym Sojourna in Mark Baldwin's The Strange Charm of Mother Nature. © Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – Subterrain, The Strange Charm of Mother Nature, Terra Incognita – London

By the end, I felt our journey of discovery had involved driving down one of those long, straight, interminable cross-American highways, with nothing but the same prairieland in view.

Rambert in the studio - Luke Ahmet with rehearsal director Angela Towler.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Special Gallery – Rambert in the studio rehearsing The Strange Charm of Mother Nature and Rooster

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Mbulelo Ndabeni in INALA.© Giulietta Verdon-Roe. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – INALA – London

Inala is set to be a runaway success

Hannah Rudd in Malgorzata Dzierzon's Hikikomori.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – An Evening of New Choreography 2013 – London

Strongest to emerge was Dzierzon’s ‘Hikikomori’ apparently about social reclusiveness, though Dzierzon’s treatment of her theme was not didactic…

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

Rambert Moves – Rambert’s New Home for Dance on London’s South Bank

Nothing says more about Rambert’s need for new premises than a sign taken down from one of the old studios: “Jumping is not allowed in this studio due to structural weakness”

Julia Gillespie and the company in Barak Marshall's The Castaways.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert – The Castaways, Subterrain, The Comedy of Change – London

There are many stand-out moments in Marshall’s work, in its humour, visual impact and through the regular break-away from the spoken text in synchronised group dancing to catchy tunes of a middle-eastern, gypsy or Yiddish style…

Ashley Page.© Ewa Krasucka. (Click image for larger version)

Ashley Page – Choreographer

Music is always my anchor. I can’t work without a very solid musical base. The lion’s share of the work I’ve made over the years has been music-led and the primary instigator in Subterrain is the Turnage music.

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 Southbank 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…

Choreographers Alex Whitley, Paolo Mangiola and Robert Binet.© respectively ROH, ROH, Kiran West.

Choreographers Alexander Whitley, Paolo Mangiola and Robert Binet – Random Dance and the ROH, 10 years on

Interviews with Alexander Whitley, Paolo Mangiola and Robert Binet about their new pieces commissioned by Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and the Royal Opera House…

Rambert Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, joined by former Artistic Directors or their representatives, to bury time capsule at Rambert’s new headquarters on the South Bank. Back L-R: Tim Ellis, Mark Baldwin – Artistic Director, John Chesworth, Christopher Bruce, Val Bourne, Robert North and Richard Alston. Front L-R: Matilda Ellis and Prue Skene.© Simon Weir. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert Dance Company Celebrates New Home with Time Capsule

It’s finally happening: Rambert Dance company’s new headquarters on the South Bank is under way, its foundations well and truly sunk. Before the next phase of building goes ahead above ground, a time capsule in a stainless steel tube was buried in concrete

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