Rambert Elements

A choreography challenge for your school or college

Rambert Elements is a major new choreography initiative for secondary schools and colleges, launched for the 2015/16 academic year. Deadline for applications has closed.

Rambert Elements gives schools and colleges across the UK the chance to create and perform an original dance piece inspired by a leading choreographer associated with Rambert.

We commissioned three choreographers to create toolkits which your group will use to create their own piece. Each tool-kit includes:

  • a piece of music
  • a title
  • a theme and various sources of inspiration
  • a selection of movement phrases demonstrated by Rambert dancers
  • creative tasks
  • tips and guidance
  • interviews with the choreographer

Rambert Elements began with a skills weekend on 17 & 18 October 2015 for teachers from the participating schools/colleges, held at Rambert’s award-winning studios on London’s South Bank. This weekend will feature a range of training sessions including master classes with the choreographers who have created the toolkits.


There are six regional performances in the spring term and participating groups will perform at the venue nearest to their school/college. One school from each regional performance will be invited to perform at a central London theatre in June 2016, accompanied by the Rambert Orchestra, in a special showcase that will also feature performances by dancers from Rambert.

2016 Regional Platforms

Scotland: The Studio, Edinburgh Festival Theatre 28 January
Midlands: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 29 February
East: Norwich Playhouse 3 March
North: Quays Theatre at The Lowry 11 March
South East: Rambert, London 14 March
South West: TR2, the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Production and Learning Centre 17 March

2016 National Showcase: 28 June, London

Deadline for applications closed Friday 4 September 2015.

Criteria and selection

The selection panel was made up of the following Rambert staff: Mark Baldwin (Artistic Director), Joce Giles (Director of Creative Projects), Lucy Field (Learning and Participation Manager), and Hannah Lockyer (Rambert Elements Coordinator).

Groups were notified on the outcome of their application by Thursday 10 September 2015.

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Rambert on 020 8630 0615 or email hannah.lockyer[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk

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