Rambert wins FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize 2019 for Invisible Cities

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet for Invisible Cities.

Rambert’s Chief Executive / Executive Producer Helen Shute and Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer attended FEDORA’s 2019 Prize Awards Ceremony held in Venice, Italy on Friday, 28th June to receive the award.

Helen Shute said of the win:

I’m both thrilled and proud that Invisible Cities has won the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2019.

We are incredibly thankful to Fedora and Van Cleef & Arpels for their support of Invisible Cities, and for their invaluable commitment to the artform, creative enterprise, and the development of new audiences.

About FEDORA and the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet

FEDORA – The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet is a non-profit organisation under the presidency of Jérôme-François Zieseniss. Paying tribute to Rolf Liebermann, the well-known composer and former opera house director, FEDORA is committed to supporting and contributing to the future of opera and ballet and supports artistic innovation and creativity in opera and ballet. It advocates new complementary funding models for opera, festivals, and dance companies, and the development of new audiences. Together with its network of 80 cultural institutions as well as individual and corporate donors in 20 countries, FEDORA encourages a sustainable ecosystem between the cultural and economic sector to guarantee the future of these art forms.

The FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet supports innovation and creativity in the field of dance through an international competition for new dance creations devised by emerging international artists and realised in co-production. The prize helps excellent new works reach the stage and international audiences.

About the winning production

Invisible Cities interweaves dance, theatre, music plus architectural design and projections to conjure up magical worlds.

Premiering at Manchester International Festival 2019 (MIF19) with Danny Sapani as Kublai Khan and Matthew Leonhart as Marco Polo, Invisible Cities brings together director Leo Warner, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, writer Lolita Chakrabarti, architects and artists of 59 Productions and Rambert for the first time to create this extraordinary new, site-specific work, which re-imagines the possibilities of live performance.

Invisible Cities
Mayfield, Manchester
Fri 5 July – 14 July 2019
Previews: Tue 2 – Thu 4 July 2019
BSL Performance: 11 July | Captioned Performance: 10 and 14 July

Produced by Manchester International Festival, Rambert, 59 Productions, and Karl Sydow. Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Rambert, Brisbane Festival, Hong Kong New Vision arts Festival, Sadler’s Wells, SMG Live, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) and Karl Sydow.

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