Rambert 2018-19 season announced
Rambert’s 2018/19 season includes four world premieres, UK and international tours to 25 cities in six countries and the launch of its new ensemble Rambert2.
New commission for Marion Motin
Rambert presents the first major UK revivals of two landmark dance works alongside a new creation by Marion Motin, whose hip hop-influenced style is probably best known through her work for Christine and the Queens and her VMA-nominated video for Dua Lipa.
In 2002 Wayne McGregor found the perfect match for his signature style of angular movement and lyrical phrasing in the music of Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet. The piece he made for Rambert, PreSentient, marked the arrival of a major talent on the world stage. Hofesh Shechter had a similar impact in 2007 with In Your Rooms, a piece of heart-stopping intensity blending the personal and the political.
Rambert presents its new company with a programme of dance showcasing the most exhilarating and fierce choreography around today.
The triple bill includes a new creation by Rambert’s Guest Artistic Director, Benoit Swan Pouffer, with original music by Brixton-born electronic and dancehall artist GAIKA and designs by London-based fashion duo COTTWEILER.
Rambert2 will also perform two works that launched the international careers of their choreographers: E2 7SD is a duet by Sydney Dance Company artistic Director and former Rambert dancer Rafael Bonachela and Killer Pig, by Israeli dance star Sharon Eyal, is a group work showcasing her intense and distinctive movement style.
NEW WORK: World premiere co-produced with Manchester International Festival
Rambert will partner on a new, large scale stage production co-produced with Manchester International Festival.
Further details to be announced in early 2019
Looking further ahead, Rambert will present Aisha and Abhaya, a co-production with The Royal Ballet in association with BBC Films, telling the story of two sisters seeking refuge from their homeland in a fantastical world.
In addition to Rambert’s extensive programme of outreach and education in schools and community settings across the country, Rambert2 will take Ohad Naharin‘s iconic Kamuyot to schools around the UK with workshops and Q&As delivered by Rambert2’s dancers, breaking the barrier between the performers and their young audience.
In our neighbourhood
This autumn, Rambert’s public class programme has expanded to include new early morning yoga and body conditioning classes for adults and a great range of children’s classes, including hip hop and youth yoga.
Rambert is committed to providing opportunities for artists to engage with the company and our work, as well as nurturing emerging dance-makers from within the company and the wider dance sector. This autumn, Rambert launches new, daily professional dance classes, taught each week by a different leading artist from the international dance community.
After a successful first season in which over 250 artists from all backgrounds attended eight free sessions, The Playground continues in 2018/19 with its free monthly sessions for professional artists. Run by Rambert dancers Simone Damberg Würtz and Nancy Nerantzi, with Julia Gillespie, creative profesisonals from any background have an open invitation to visit Rambert’s studios to explore, create, collaborate and play with other creative minds at no charge, with the aim to build a creative and playful environment.
Fellowship and associate programmes form the backbone of Rambert’s commitment to supporting future generations of artists, and Rambert has appointed former Alvin Ailey dancers Marcus Jarrell Willis as this year’s Leverhulme Choreography Fellow.
Header image: Pierre Tappon
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