Rambert at the River Stage 2017

On Friday 18 August, Rambert took over the River Stage, a free outdoor festival on the South Bank produced by our neighbours the National Theatre. We brought the South Bank three days full of exciting new dance, music and workshops for all.

Rambert dancer Hannah Rudd led yoga classes to make sure we were nice and limber. Her first time teaching yoga? She’s a natural.

Everyone got involved in our Ghost Dances workshop on Saturday afternoon and we were later spoilt with a live rendition of music from the iconic dance piece – performed by musicians from the Rambert Orchestra.

What a great way to spend an hour. @rambertdance takes over #riverstage @nationaltheatre #ghostdances #theatrelife #dancermom

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We won’t forget the whole of the South Bank stopping in their tracks to watch Rambert dancer Daniel Davidson‘s Doublespeak.

Yes to these settings and glorious dancers #rambert #riverstage

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The crowd danced into the night to classic Nina Simone tracks performed by jazz singer Nia Lynn. The perfect introduction to Goat, Ben Duke’s upcoming new work for Rambert.

It was great to see every generation joining the fun!

Sunday saw even more workshops and a spectacular performance from our very own Mercury Movers.

The National Theatre close the 2017 River Stage festival this weekend with a Bank Holiday mix of live music, DJs, tea dance and family theatre, as well as an outdoor cinema screening. Find the full details on their website.

Thank you to everyone that joined us throughout Rambert’s weekend – take a look at photos from the entire takeover below in our photo gallery.

Gallery photos by James Bellorini.

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