Rambert returns to take over the National Theatre’s River Stage

We have announced the lineup for our takeover of the free River Stage festival produced by our south bank neighbours the National Theatre.

The takeover runs from 18 – 20 August and promises to be a weekend full of exciting choreography and moving dance and music performances.

With open workshops and live performances, Rambert’s weekend will showcase and explore new choreography created by Rambert’s world-class collaborators and dancers, as well as much-loved classics. The company will also celebrate the very best of live music at Rambert, from the haunting tunes of the iconic Ghost Dances, to the heart-wrenching power of Nina Simone, and going back to the future with a live performance on a Commodore 64.

The River Stage festival is a free outdoor season in front of the National Theatre, with events hosted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 28 July until 28 August. Other take-over weekends will include East London’s The Glory, Manchester’s HOME, acclaimed international arts festival WOMAD, and a weekend of music, dance, performance and outdoor cinema from the National.

Rambert’s Artistic Director Mark Baldwin said, “Rambert at the River Stage provides the most amazing chance for anyone passing by to engage with and enjoy dance from some of the freshest talent and most exciting dance makers in the world today. Whether you want to join in with a workshop or sit back and enjoy stunning dance and music, our programme promises to be an energetic and uplifting weekend.”

View the full programme of events for Rambert’s River Stage weekend

Full details for all River Stage weekends can be found on the National Theatre’s website

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