Synchronised – intergenerational dance
Synchronised is based on repertoire from Hush. First performed by Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, in 2009. This affectionate celebration of family life was created by Christopher Bruce, one of Britain’s treasured choreographers. The dance was critically acclaimed in America and the UK and the fun and distinctive soundtrack, by US composer, Bobby McFerrin and America cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, will lift your spirits and keep your toes tapping.
Dulwich Picture Gallery has hosted a series of short Rambert residencies over the past 3 years for community groups. Synchronised is the first project of long-term engagement with participants and a collaboration that crosses art forms, generations and spaces alike.
The creative workshops, seen in these films, follow participants on their journeys through technically challenging sessions that echo the practice of professional contemporary dancers to the transformation into confident dancers, exceling beyond their own expectations.
These films show how Community Engagement Programmes at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Learning and Participation at Rambert challenge people of all ages to think differently about the Arts. Both organisations share the same ethos – that Art has the power to change lives.