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. Val Bourne

    Val Bourne talks about her role as publicity officer at Rambert from 1966 to 1976.
  2. Christopher Bruce

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

    Susan Cooper danced with Rambert from 1969 to 1974.
  4. Peter Curtis

    Peter danced with Rambert in the 1960s as it transformed from a classical ballet to a contemporary dance company.
  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. Bob Lockyer

    As the BBC's Head of Dance in the 1970s and 1980s, Bob Lockyer filmed several Rambert works for television.
  8. Prue Skene

    Prue was Executive Director of Rambert, 1975-1986, and Chair of the Board, 2000-2009.

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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