Dance that matters
Rambert is one of the world’s leading independent dance companies, a name synonymous with diverse and international programming, and a British national treasure with loyal local audiences, and unparalleled reach to regional theatres throughout the UK.
We have been a home to the great modern choreographers of the 20th century and hold in our archives the history of our art form. Our relationship to the repertoire of Merce Cunningham is unrivalled around the world and great artists like Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs and Siobhan Davies have found in us a partner to create and elevate their work. Early choreographic works from Frederick Ashton to Christopher Bruce to Wayne McGregor were commissioned by the risk-taking Rambert well ahead of the traditional ballet troupes.
Today the world’s most diverse group of dancers take on these great works as well as giving the new voices of contemporary dance expertise and opportunity to make their best work.
Our ambition is to be the world’s most exciting dance company, making dance resonate for the 21st century. We’ll achieve this by making and taking – to our neighbourhood, the nation and the world – dance that is relevant, accessible, radical, thought-provoking, inspiring and entertaining. Dance that stands out from the crowd. Dance that matters.
In 2018 we expanded by launching Rambert2, a new ensemble made up of some of the best early career dancers from around the world, touring the UK (including Sadler’s Wells this November) as well as creating unique educational and learning experiences for schools. We’re also extending our international reach, with performances planned in France, Italy, Norway and Switzerland.
Our national reach and international ambition is rooted in our ties to the communities we serve, including the south London neighbourhood surrounding our home on the South Bank. We deliver workshops in schools, colleges and community centres, work with healthcare providers to look at the positive links between dance and health, and run classes for older adults and people of all ages and abilities, as well as opening our doors to the public for a range of special performances and open days.