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. Siobhan Davies

    Siobhan Davies recalls her time as Associate Choreographer at Rambert from 1988 to 1992.
  6. 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.)
  7. Keith Hodiak

    Keith Hodiak danced with Rambert from 1972 to 1975.
  8. Ralph Koltai

    Designer Ralph Koltai recalls his work for Rambert between 1958 and 1977.
  9. June Sandbrook and Jenny Kelly

    June Sandbrook and Jenny Kelly were Rambert dancers during the 1950s and 1960s.
  10. Jonathan (Jack) Taylor

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

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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