Rambert Revealed

Rambert opens the doors of its South Bank home, 6 - 12 November 2017

Rambert Revealed is a week-long programme opening up the work of the company through public performances, tours and workshops for members of the public, dance professionals and students, at Rambert’s studios on London’s South Bank.

New additions to this year’s programme include a live drawing session of company rehearsals and a residency from ERRATICA, who will spend a month at Rambert developing a prototype for a new interactive dance film installation, titled For Amusement Purposes Only. Rambert dancer Simone Damberg Würtz also launches The Playground, a new networking platform for performers and creatives.

This year sees the return of Rambert Live, a livestream of a day in the life of the company, in addition to the many opportunities to come to the building to watch open rehearsals and learn choreography from dance pieces premiered by Rambert this year.

Booking for Rambert Revealed is open Monday 25 September, 12pm.

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes tour
Tue 7 & Fri 10 Nov, 10.15 – 11.45am
A behind the scenes tour of Rambert including a chance to explore the archive, hear from our learning and participation team about their work with our local community, and watch the dancers in their daily class.
£2.50 book tickets

Open rehearsal: repertory
Wed 8 Nov, 5 – 6pm
An opportunity to observe Rambert dancers as they work on repertory for the company’s autumn tour.
£5 book tickets

Open rehearsal: new work
Fri 10 Nov, 5 – 6pm
An opportunity to observe Rambert dancers as they create new work Life is a Dream.
£5 book tickets

Rambert in conversation: What is the future for dance in schools?
Thu 9 Nov, 4.30 – 6pm
Sarah Crompton chairs a panel discussion on the future of dance in schools. With Sandra Allan, James Cousins, Ray Oudkerk, Arlene Phillips and Claire Somerville.
Free, reserve your place here

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ERRATICA presents: For Amusement Purposes Only
Thu 9 Nov & Sat 11 – Sun 12 Nov, drop in during 10am – 6pm
Fri 10 Nov, 5.30 – 8.30pm, book here

Showcasing the prototype developed during a month-long residency at the Rambert studios, visitors are invited to play a vintage pinball machine, in turn creating their own dance video with movement created and performed by Rambert dancers, remixed in real time and displayed on projection screens throughout the space while generating a dynamic, sample-driven soundtrack to accompany it.
Free. No need to book, just drop in, except for Friday evening which requires booking
For Amusement Purposes Only is supported by Arts Council England and Dance Umbrella, and will be presented at their 2018 festival

Platform performances
Thu 9 Nov, 7.30 – 8.30pm
An evening of different new choreography and collaborations from Rambert dancers Simone Damburg Würtz and Liam Francis.
£5 book tickets

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For adults – all levels welcome

Rambert experience for over 60s
Mon 6 Nov, 10am – 12pm
The chance for older adults to explore Rambert’s history and take part in a creative dance workshop.
£5 book tickets

Workshop: Symbiosis
Mon 6 Nov, 1 – 3pm
The chance to explore choreography by Andonis Foniadakis, from the latest new dance work for Rambert, fresh from its September premiere.
£5 book tickets

Workshop: The days run away like wild horses
Mon 6 Nov, 4 – 6pm
Learn choreography from Aletta Collins’s witty and vivid piece, which premiered earlier this year.
£5 book tickets

Live drawing: Rambert in rehearsal
Wed 8 Nov, 3 – 5pm
An opportunity for artists and live drawing enthusiasts to practise capturing live dance and movement on paper. Participants must bring their own dry drawing materials and easels (if required) to the session.

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For professionals

Professional class
For professional dancers
Mon 6 – Fri 10 Nov, 9 – 10.15am
Contemporary dance class with Angela Towler (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and ballet with Mikaela Polley (Tuesday and Thursday).
£5 drop in or all 5 classes for £20 (sign up at the beginning of the week to claim the offer)

Choreographic lab with Kim Brandstrup
For professional dancers
Mon 6 Nov, 1 – 6pm
Up to six participants will be invited to develop their choreographic practice in this workshop led by award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup.
Free, by application

The Playground
Fri 10 Nov, 6.30 – 8.30pm
A monthly event for performers and creatives interested in exploring new ideas to come together at the Rambert studios to share, develop, discuss and dance in a creative space.
Free, by application

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For school groups, students and dancers in pre-vocational training

A Linha Curva workshop for GCSE Dance students
Mon 6 Nov, 12 – 1.30pm & 1.30 – 3pm
An opportunity for GCSE Dance students to gain an insight into Rambert’s work, explore their own creativity and learn choreography from A Linha Curva.
£5 per student, free for teachers
To book call 020 8630 0615 or email learning[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk

Rambert Experience for A-Level Dance students
Tue 7 Nov, 10.30am – 4.30pm
A-Level Dance students spend a day at Rambert studios exploring the company’s history between 1966 – 2002 and learning about Christopher Bruce as a dance practitioner, watching morning class and taking part in a workshop exploring his iconic work Rooster.
£12 per student, free for teachers
To book call 020 8630 0615 or email learning[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk

Talk and Q&A: What other careers are there in dance?
Fri 10 Nov, 10 – 11am
Professional dancers only make up a small number of the dance industry. Rambert staff and crew talk through and discuss their roles in getting dancers on the stage, as well as their other responsibilities in delivering Rambert’s work.
Free, reserve online

A day in the life of a Rambert dancer
For dance students in pre-vocational training
Sat 11 Nov, 9.30am – 6pm
A full day at Rambert’s studios following the dancers’ daily routine, with professional class and an afternoon of repertory rehearsals. Includes a meet and greet with some of the company dancers followed by a Q&A.
£15 book tickets

Youth dance lab
Sun 12 Nov, 11am – 6pm
Quicksilver, Rambert’s youth dance company, host a youth dance lab involving a number of youth dance groups working together in a range of masterclasses led by artists associated with Rambert. The lab will conclude with all groups having the chance to perform for each other.
Free, deadline to apply has passed

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Live online

Rambert Live
Thursday 9 November, 10.15am – 8.30pm

Company class
10.15 – 11.45am

Company rehearsal: Symbiosis led by senior rehearsal director Mikaela Polley
12 – 12.30pm

Company rehearsal: Goat led by rehearsal director Angela Towler
12.30 – 1pm

Company rehearsal: Life is a Dream, a new work by Kim Brandstrup
1 – 2pm

The Creation film
2.20 – 4.10pm

Rambert in conversation: What is the future for dance in schools?
4.30 – 6pm

Class demo: with senior rehearsal director Mikaela Polley
6.30 – 7.20pm

Platform performances
7.30 – 8.30pm

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