Rambert Voices

For this oral history project, 36 people from eight decades of Rambert’s history were interviewed about their involvement in and experience of the Company. They include dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, music directors, members of staff, a conductor, a stage designer, a television producer, an audience member, and Marie Rambert’s grandson. Their recollections span from 1941 to 2017.

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  1. Mark Baldwin

    Mark first danced with Rambert in 1979 and in 2002 was appointed Artistic Director.
  2. Andy Brentnall

    Andy Brentnall talks about Rambert from a supporter’s perspective.
  3. Christopher Bruce

    Choreographer Christopher Bruce was Rambert's Artistic Director 1994-2002.
  4. Susan Cooper

    Susan Cooper danced with Rambert from 1969 to 1974.
  5. Adam Gatehouse and Nicoline Nystrom

    Adam Gatehouse was Music Director 1974-1978; Nicoline Nystrom was a dancer in the 1950s and 1960s. (Content advice: strong language.)
  6. Keith Hodiak

    Keith Hodiak danced with Rambert from 1972 to 1975.
  7. Paul Hoskins

    Paul Hoskins talks about his role as Music Director of Rambert.
  8. Lindsay Kemp

    Choreographer and performer Lindsay Kemp collaborated on landmark 1970s Rambert productions. (Content advice: strong language.)
  9. Bob Lockyer

    As the BBC's Head of Dance in the 1970s and 1980s, Bob Lockyer filmed several Rambert works for television.
  10. Mikaela Polley and Angela Towler

    Mikaela Polley and Angela Towler talk about life as dancers and rehearsal directors at Rambert.
  11. Prue Skene

    Prue was Executive Director of Rambert, 1975-1986, and Chair of the Board, 2000-2009.
  12. Jonathan (Jack) Taylor

    Jonathan (Jack) Taylor was a dancer and choreographer with Rambert, 1960-1974. (Content advice: strong language.)
  13. Didy Veldman

    Didy Veldman recalls her years as a Rambert dancer and choreographer.
  14. John Webley and Kenneth Bannerman

    John Webley was an administrator and Kenneth Bannerman a dancer with Rambert from the 1950s on.
  15. Glenn Wilkinson

    Glenn Wilkinson talks about his 17 years as a Rambert dancer and teacher.

Interviewer: Claire Izzard; filmmaker: Paul Izzard. With assistance of the oral history volunteers: Alison, Christine, Fiona, Georgina, Jo, Joy, Leslie, Lyndsay, Mary, Mil, Paula, Peter, Rosie, Ruth.

Rambert Voices is part of Rambert at 90, a project marking the company's 90th anniversary, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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