Announcing Rambert 2019/20
Highlights of Rambert’s 2019/20 season include works by choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sharon Eyal, Marion Motin, Andrea Miller and Jermaine Spivey, and the programme sees the company expand to 44 dancers, giving over 160 performances of 10 different works throughout the UK and internationally in 11 different countries across four continents.
In addition, a recreation of Enter Achilles by Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre) will mark the first time ever that Newson has recreated his work with another company.
2019/20 sees the world premiere of a collaboration between choreographer Sharon Eyal and film director Kibwe Tavares, international performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Invisible Cities, directed by Leo Warner and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and an international tour of the acclaimed Rambert Event celebrating Merce Cunningham in his centenary year.
“Our 2019-20 season is a true reflection of the next chapter in Rambert’s history. New commissions from some of the world’s most in demand choreographers are programmed alongside revivals of iconic works of the past. Our dancers continue to push the boundaries with relevant and dynamic dance and we are extremely grateful to all the artists who are with us on this journey.”
Celebrating the company’s long association with the great contemporary choreographer Merce Cunningham, Rambert created its own Rambert Event, featuring extracts from 10 Cunningham pieces in Rambert’s repertoire, to mark the opening of its new London home in 2014.
Arranged and staged by Jeannie Steele, a former dancer and rehearsal director with the Merce Cunningham Company, the Rambert Event features original music composed and performed by Philip Selway of Radiohead, with Adem Ilhan and Quinta. Set and costume designs are based on the Cage Series of paintings by world-renowned German artist Gerhard Richter.
In 2019, Merce Cunningham’s centenary year, a new version of the Rambert Event will be seen for the first time in conventional theatre spaces in London, Reggio Emilia, Rome and Paris.
Rambert’s McGregor | Motin | Shechter programme, opening at Sadler’s Wells on 14th May, features a new creation by rising star Marion Motin who creates, with Rouge, her first work for a contemporary dance company. Alongside this are the first major revivals of two seminal dance works, PreSentient by Wayne McGregor and In your rooms by Hofesh Shechter, the premieres of which established both choreographers as major talents on the international dance scene.
Twelve of the world’s most talented young dancers, hand-picked for their individuality, creativity and talent make up our 2019-20 Rambert2 company.
Building on the success of our inaugural season, this new junior ensemble brings an exciting programme of works by international choreographers at different stages of their career to audiences around the UK. Rambert2’s 2019-20 repertoire includes Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet’s captivating Sin, and new commissions from Andrea Miller, a rising star of the New York dance scene, and Jermaine Spivey, a dancemaker perhaps best known for his standout performances with Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot.
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