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. Richard Alston

    Choreographer Richard Alston was Rambert's Artistic Director 1986-1992.
  2. Mark Baldwin

    Mark first danced with Rambert in 1979 and in 2002 was appointed Artistic Director.
  3. Cecilia Barrett and Allan Morgan

    Dancer Cecilia Barrett and conductor Allan Morgan talk about their time at Rambert during the 1960s.
  4. Joan Booth

    As Marie Rambert's assistant, Joan Booth was on Ballet Rambert's post-war tour to Germany in 1945.
  5. Val Bourne

    Val Bourne talks about her role as publicity officer at Rambert from 1966 to 1976.
  6. Andy Brentnall

    Andy Brentnall talks about Rambert from a supporter’s perspective.
  7. Sylvia Briar

    As a dancer in the 1940s, Sylvia Briar went on the famous Australia/New Zealand tour, 1947-1949.
  8. Christopher Bruce

    Choreographer Christopher Bruce was Rambert's Artistic Director 1994-2002.
  9. Susan Cooper

    Susan Cooper danced with Rambert from 1969 to 1974.
  10. Peter Curtis

    Peter danced with Rambert in the 1960s as it transformed from a classical ballet to a contemporary dance company.
  11. Siobhan Davies

    Siobhan Davies recalls her time as Associate Choreographer at Rambert from 1988 to 1992.
  12. Aidan Dun

    Aidan Dun talks about his grandmother, Marie Rambert.
  13. Shirley Rees Edwards

    Shirley Rees Edwards talks about her career with Rambert from 1949 to 1953.
  14. 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.)
  15. Beryl Goldwyn

    Beryl Goldwyn joined Ballet Rambert in 1949 and danced many principal roles.
  16. Laura Harvey

    Animateur Laura Harvey helped develop Rambert's youth dance programme in the 2000s.
  17. Keith Hodiak

    Keith Hodiak danced with Rambert from 1972 to 1975.
  18. Paul Hoskins

    Paul Hoskins talks about his role as Music Director of Rambert.
  19. Ronald Hynd

    Ronald Hynd recalls his days as a student and dancer at Rambert from the 1940s.
  20. Lindsay Kemp

    Choreographer and performer Lindsay Kemp collaborated on landmark 1970s Rambert productions. (Content advice: strong language.)
  21. Ralph Koltai

    Designer Ralph Koltai recalls his work for Rambert between 1958 and 1977.
  22. Bob Lockyer

    As the BBC's Head of Dance in the 1970s and 1980s, Bob Lockyer filmed several Rambert works for television.
  23. Mikaela Polley and Angela Towler

    Mikaela Polley and Angela Towler talk about life as dancers and rehearsal directors at Rambert.
  24. Jane Pritchard

    Jane Pritchard was Rambert’s first archivist (1982-2005).
  25. Dreas Reyneke

    Dreas Reyneke was a Rambert dancer from 1962 to 1972.
  26. June Sandbrook and Jenny Kelly

    June Sandbrook and Jenny Kelly were Rambert dancers during the 1950s and 1960s.
  27. Prue Skene

    Prue was Executive Director of Rambert, 1975-1986, and Chair of the Board, 2000-2009.
  28. Jonathan (Jack) Taylor

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

    Didy Veldman recalls her years as a Rambert dancer and choreographer.
  30. John Webley and Kenneth Bannerman

    John Webley was an administrator and Kenneth Bannerman a dancer with Rambert from the 1950s on.
  31. Glenn Wilkinson

    Glenn Wilkinson talks about his 17 years as a Rambert dancer and teacher.

Interviewer: Claire Izzard; filmmaker: Paul Izzard. Rambert gratefully acknowledges the invaluable contribution 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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