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Events Premieres
15 June: Marie Rambert received her certificate from Russian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti, allowing her to teach the Cecchetti method. She opened a ballet school in Bedford Gardens, London.
1920
June: Marie Rambert appeared in a revue The Pedlar’s Basket at the Everyman Theatre, Hampstead.
1921
1922
1923
1924
June: The play A Man with a Load of Mischief by Ashley Dukes, Marie Rambert’s husband, opened at the Haymarket Theatre, London, and ran for 261 performances.
1925
15 June: Premiere of the company's founding work, A Tragedy of Fashion, created by Frederick Ashton for the revue Riverside Nights. Marie Rambert and three of her students, Ashton, Frances James and Elizabeth Vincent, performed it nightly for around six weeks.
1926

A Tragedy of Fashion (or ''The Scarlet Scissors'') (from the revue 'Riverside Nights')
Frederick Ashton, 15 Jun 1926

June: With the income from the run of A Man with a Load of Mischief, the Dukes purchased Horbury Hall, Notting Hill Gate, as the new premises for the ballet school.
June: Marie Rambert’s students appeared in the Purcell Opera Society’s production of The Fairy Queen at Rudolf Steiner Hall, London.
December: Marie Rambert and Frederick Ashton performed Gavotte Sentimentale for a week with the Nemchinova-Dolin Company at the London Coliseum.
1927

The Fairy Queen (dances in the opera)
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 23 Jun 1927

Argentine Dance
Frederick Ashton, 23 Jul 1927

Nymphs and Shepherds
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 23 Jul 1927

Pas de Deux
Frederick Ashton, 23 Jul 1927

March: Official opening of the new school in Notting Hill Gate.
March: Rambert's students participate in a charity performance at the Arts Theatre, London.
July: Marie Rambert presented her students in Leda at the Annual Sunshine Matinee at the Apollo Theatre, London.
October: Two students Diana Gould and Harold Turner performed 'An Evening of Dancing' at the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich. The programme reads: 'Marie Rambert presents...'
December: Marie Rambert’s School of Dancing gave a performance at the Century Theatre, London.
1928

À la ''Biches''
Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

Doll
Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

Mannequin and her Beau
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

Mazurka
Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

Mazurka Finale
Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

Menuet
Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

Russian Peasant (from the ballet 'Soleil de Nuit')
Léonide Massine, 9 Mar 1928

The Top
Marie Rambert, 9 Mar 1928

The Warrior
Marie Rambert, Harold Turner, 9 Mar 1928

Leda
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 10 Jul 1928

Ganymede
Marie Rambert, 8 Oct 1928

Gopak
Marie Rambert, 8 Oct 1928

Russian Court Dance
8 Oct 1928

Polka
Elizabeth Millar, 21 Dec 1928

Rigaudon
Marie Rambert, 21 Dec 1928

February: Marie Rambert arranged the dances in Red Rust: A Play of Modern Russia by V.M. Kirchon and A.V. Ouspensky at the Little Theatre, London.
July: Premiere of Jew Süss, a play by Ashley Dukes in which Marie Rambert's Dancers performed a new ballet by Frederick Ashton. Untitled in the play, it was known as ‘The Ballet of Mars and Venus’ when performed as a stand-alone piece. The play transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, and then toured.
1929

The Ballet of Mars and Venus (from the play 'Jew Süss')
Frederick Ashton, 29 Jul 1929

The Tale of a Lamb
Susan Salaman, 1 Nov 1929

February-March: The Marie Rambert Dancers gave two well-received matinee performances at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
March: Marie Rambert gave a lecture-demonstration on Marius Petipa’s choreography at the Faculty of Arts Gallery, London.
June-July: With guest ballerina Tamara Karsavina, the Marie Rambert Dancers presented ‘A Season of Ballet’ at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
December: Frederick Ashton and Harold Turner performed with Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova at the Arts Theatre, London.
December-January: With guest artists Tamara Karsavina and Leon Woizikovsky, the Marie Rambert Dancers presented ‘A Christmas Season of Ballet’ at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
1930

Capriol Suite
Frederick Ashton, 25 Feb 1930

Leda and the Swan
Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, 25 Feb 1930

Our Lady's Juggler
Susan Salaman, 25 Feb 1930

La Belle Viennoise
Tamara Karsavina, 23 Jun 1930

Galop
Tamara Karsavina, 23 Jun 1930

Mazurka des Hussars
Frederick Ashton, 23 Jun 1930

Le Rugby
Susan Salaman, 23 Jun 1930

Saudade do Brésil
Frederick Ashton, 23 Jun 1930

Les Sylphides
Michel Fokine, 23 Jun 1930

Le Spectre de la Rose
Michel Fokine, 30 Jun 1930

Aurora's Wedding (from 'The Sleeping Beauty')
Marius Petipa, 20 Dec 1930

Carnaval
Michel Fokine, 20 Dec 1930

Le Cricket
Susan Salaman, 20 Dec 1930

A Florentine Picture
Frederick Ashton, 20 Dec 1930

January: Marie Rambert became formally involved with the Camargo Society when her dancers’ performed Capriol Suite in the society's second programme.
16 February: With a section of the school converted into a small theatre, the Ballet Club launched its first season. The Ballet Club was both the name of theatre (until 1933) and that of the private ballet-producing club founded by Ashley Dukes. Its status as a club allowed it to present ballet performances on Sundays. The Ballet Club had three seasons in 1931.
June-July: With guest artists Tamara Karsavina and Leon Woizikovsky, the Marie Rambert Dancers presented 'A Summer Season of Ballet' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
October: First performances of the Marie Rambert Dancers outside London – at the Palace Theatre, Manchester.
1931

Primavera
Marie Rambert, 5 Jan 1931

Le Boxing
Susan Salaman, 16 Feb 1931

La Péri
Frederick Ashton, 16 Feb 1931

Le Belle Ecuyère
Andrée Howard, 20 Apr 1931

The Circus Girl
Susan Salaman, 20 Apr 1931

L'Après-midi d'un faune
Vaslav Nijinsky, 20 Apr 1931

Scherzo
Andrée Howard, 20 Apr 1931

Façade
Frederick Ashton, 4 May 1931

Waterloo and the Crimea
Susan Salaman, 15 Jun 1931

Mercury
Frederick Ashton, 22 Jun 1931

Dance Pretty Lady (dances in the film)
Frederick Ashton, 27 Jun 1931

Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods Go A-Begging')
George Balanchine, 24 Sep 1931

Peasants' Frolic
3 Oct 1931

Cross-Garter'd
Antony Tudor, 12 Nov 1931

Lady of Shalott
Frederick Ashton, 12 Nov 1931

The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme)
Frederick Ashton, 31 Dec 1931

During the year, Ballet Club performed regularly on Thursdays (evening or matinee) and Sundays (evening).
October: Shortly after the premiere of Frederick Ashton’s Foyer de danse, it was filmed by amateur filmmakers Pearl and Walter Duff at the Mercury Theatre.
1932

Constanza's Lament
Antony Tudor, 4 Feb 1932

Mr. Roll's Military Quadrilles
Antony Tudor, 4 Feb 1932

Pompette
Frederick Ashton, 4 Feb 1932

In a Monastery Garden (dances in the film)
Antony Tudor, 11 Mar 1932

Lysistrata
Antony Tudor, 20 Mar 1932

The Garden
Susan Salaman, 10 Jul 1932

Unbowed
Sara Patrick, 10 Jul 1932

American Sailor (from 'Les Matelots')
Léonide Massine, 9 Oct 1932

Foyer de Danse
Frederick Ashton, 9 Oct 1932

Desperate Blues
Buddy Bradley, 27 Nov 1932

October: The theatre gained a public performing licence. Initially opened in June as The Nameless Theatre, it was re-opened as the Mercury Theatre on 9 October. Licensed by the London County Council for performances of music, dancing and plays, the theatre remained a club in order to present ballet performances on Sunday.
1933

Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Antony Tudor, 1 Jan 1933

Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)
Frederick Ashton, 5 Mar 1933

Atlanta of the East
Antony Tudor, 7 May 1933

Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Frederick Ashton, 7 May 1933

The Marriage of Hebe
Rupert Doone, 19 Oct 1933

Our Lady's Juggler
Susan Salaman, Andrée Howard, 29 Oct 1933

Récamier
Frederick Ashton, 31 Dec 1933

1934

Mermaid
Andrée Howard, Susan Salaman, 4 Mar 1934

Paramour
Antony Tudor, 22 Apr 1934

Bar aux Folies-Bergère
Ninette de Valois, 15 May 1934

Mephisto Valse
Frederick Ashton, 13 Jun 1934

The Alcina Suite
Andrée Howard, 28 Oct 1934

The Planets
Antony Tudor, 28 Oct 1934

February: The three-week season at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, marked the first time the name Ballet Rambert was used. (Ballet Club continued to be used for performances at the Mercury Theatre.)
May-June: Marie Rambert provided the dancers for the Italian Opera Season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Antony Tudor choreographed the ballets in La Cenerentola, Carmen, and Schwanda, the Bagpiper.
1935

Cinderella
Andrée Howard, 6 Jan 1935

Valentine's Eve
Frederick Ashton, 4 Feb 1935

The Descent of Hebe
Antony Tudor, 7 Apr 1935

La Cenerentola (dances in the opera)
Antony Tudor, 1 May 1935

Schwanda the Bagpiper (dances in the opera)
Antony Tudor, 3 Jun 1935

Carmen (dances in the opera)
Antony Tudor, 4 Jun 1935

Circus Wings
Susan Salaman, 16 Jun 1935

The Rape of the Lock
Andrée Howard, 10 Nov 1935

June: Second tour outside London: a two-week season at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
5 November Three days after the BBC transmitted the first regular television service from Alexandra Palace, London, the company billed as The Mercury Ballet performed a 25-minute divertissement live at 3.20pm and again at 9.35pm.
1936

Jardin aux Lilas
Antony Tudor, 26 Jan 1936

Passionate Pavane
Frederick Ashton, 11 Oct 1936

La Muse s'amuse
Andrée Howard, 8 Nov 1936

February: Four-week season at the Duchess Theatre, London.
March: Anthony Tudor left the company to establish Dance Theatre (later London Ballet) with Agnes de Mille.
July–August First overseas tour – to France. The tour took in sea-side resorts, with performances in casinos’ theatres in Nice, Biarritz, and Vichy, among other venues.
1937

Dark Elegies
Antony Tudor, 19 Feb 1937

Death and the Maiden
Andrée Howard, 23 Feb 1937

Suite of Airs
Antony Tudor, 16 May 1937

Swan Lake (dances from)
Lev Ivanov, 24 Jul 1937

Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Bentley Stone, 12 Aug 1937

Cross Gartered
Wendy Toye, 14 Nov 1937

1938

Étrange
Andrée Howard, 16 Jan 1938

The Tartans
Frank Staff, 16 Jan 1938

Croquis de 'Mercure' (Sketches for 'Mercury')
Andrée Howard, 13 Feb 1938

La Peri
Frank Staff, 16 Mar 1938

Circus Wings
Andrée Howard, 30 Mar 1938

The Two Igors
Frank Staff, 3 Apr 1938

Valse Finale
Walter Gore, 2 Oct 1938

May: The advertised ballet season at the Mercury Theatre was quickly followed by an additional season in June-July because Andrée Howard’s Lady into Fox proved so popular.
September: With the outbreak of World War II, London theatres, including the Mercury, were closed. Marie Rambert moved the school to Berkshire.
November: One of the first theatres to do so, the Mercury Theatre re-opened with a season of ballet, which transferred to the larger Duchess Theatre later in the month.
1939

Paris-Soir
Walter Gore, 19 Mar 1939

Lady into Fox
Andrée Howard, 15 May 1939

Czernyana
Frank Staff, 5 Dec 1939

January: Ballet Rambert became one of three resident companies at The Arts Theatre Club, London, under the control of Harold Rubin, who owned the theatre.
January: Ballet Rambert became one of three resident companies at The Arts Theatre Club, London, under the control of Harold Rubin. Antony Tudor’s company, London Ballet, was already resident there.
June-July: Ballet Rambert merged with London Ballet, and the junior members of both companies were let go. London Ballet’s directors Peggy van Praagh and Maude Lloyd were appointed Deputy Directors. The company’s name gradually evolved into Rambert-London Ballet.
1940

Cap Over Mill
Walter Gore, 8 Feb 1940

Peter and the Wolf (A Fable Without a Moral)
Frank Staff, 1 May 1940

La Fête étrange
Andrée Howard, 20 Jun 1940

Soirée Musicale
Antony Tudor, 28 Jun 1940

Love in Idleness
Charlotte Bidmead, 4 Jul 1940

Gala Performance
Antony Tudor, 6 Jul 1940

Catarina ou la Fille du Bandit
Frank Staff, 1 Oct 1940

Judgment of Paris
Antony Tudor, 1 Oct 1940

Le Pas de Déesses
Keith Lester, 3 Oct 1940

Four Variations from 'The Seasons'
Frank Staff, 16 Oct 1940

Enigma Variations
Frank Staff, 26 Nov 1940

March: On weekdays, Rambert-London Ballet give three one-hour performances, with four on weekends. They were named according to their performance times and the accompanying refreshments: Lunch Ballet, After Lunch Ballet, Tea Ballet, After Tea Ballet and Sherry Ballet.
September: The dancers brought in Equity to address their low pay. When Harold Rubin refused Equity’s demands, the Rambert-London Ballet was disbanded. Rubin retained legal right to the sets and costumes, and the court case to regain ownership was not settled until March 1943. In the meantime, Ballet Rambert ceased to exist, and London Ballet was officially dissolved.
1941

Panaderos
Elsa Brunelleschi, 7 May 1941

Bartlemas Dances
Walter Gore, 13 May 1941

Czerny 2
Frank Staff, 15 May 1941

Alegrias de Jerez
Elsa Brunelleschi, 17 May 1941

Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Frank Staff, 29 Jun 1941

Farruca
Elsa Brunelleschi, 2 Jul 1941

Exorcism by Fire
Elsa Brunelleschi, 5 Jul 1941

Confessional
Walter Gore, 21 Aug 1941

1942

The Tales of Hoffmann (dances in the opera)
Frank Staff, 2 Mar 1942

The Young Mr Pitt (dance in the film)
Wendy Toye, 21 Sep 1942

March: Ballet Rambert came under the management of C.E.M.A., the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (the forerunner of the Arts Council). The company toured extensively, mainly to non-theatrical venues: Royal Ordnance Factory hostels and canteens, cinemas, miners’ welfare halls, and open air stages, entertaining ‘home front’ workers and the general public. (See the 1944 Ministry of Information film below.)
December: Four-week season at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, in The Toy Princess.
1943

Carnival of Animals
Andrée Howard, 26 Mar 1943

Andaluza
Elsa Brunelleschi, 29 Mar 1943

Tango
Elsa Brunelleschi, 29 Mar 1943

Flamenco
Elsa Brunelleschi, 8 Jul 1943

The Toy Princess (dances in the play)
27 Dec 1943

Ballet Rambert in Ministry of Information's Worker and War-Front Magazine, no. 10 (February 1944)

November: Leonard Salzedo’s first music commission - for Andrée Howard’s The Fugitive. Salzedo would become the company’s Music Director in 1966.
December: Ballet Rambert appeared in The Glass Slipper, a Christmas production at the St James Theatre, London.
1944

The Fugitive
Andrée Howard, 16 Nov 1944

Simple Symphony
Walter Gore, 29 Nov 1944

The Glass Slipper
Andrée Howard, 22 Dec 1944

May: With Germany’s surrender, the war in Europe ends.
August: With Japan’s surrender, World War II ends.
1945

Un Songe
Frank Staff, 23 Oct 1945

January-March: Ballet Rambert tours Germany for ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) to entertain British troops still stationed there.
July: Giselle was the company’s first full production of a classic ballet. It premiered to great acclaim during Ballet Rambert’s first season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.
1946

Mr. Punch
Walter Gore, 1 Jul 1946

Giselle
Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, 11 Jul 1946

Concerto Burlesco
Walter Gore, 5 Nov 1946

October: The tour of Australia and New Zealand opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Originally planned as a six-month tour, it was such a success that the company stayed for 15 months. Ballet Rambert was the first British dance company to tour beyond Europe.
1947

Plaisance
Walter Gore, 5 May 1947

The Sailor's Return
Andrée Howard, 2 Jun 1947

Cadiz
Elsa Brunelleschi, 26 Dec 1947

Fandanguillas
Elsa Brunelleschi, 26 Dec 1947

Farruca
Elsa Brunelleschi, 26 Dec 1947

Sevillanas
Elsa Brunelleschi, 26 Dec 1947

January: The Melbourne season ended after 14 weeks, breaking the 12-week record held by De Basil’s Ballet Russe. 136,000 people saw the 136 performances.
May: Following performances in Sydney, Ballet Rambert began a three-month tour of New Zealand.
September: Release of the film The Red Shoes, which included a scene in the Mercury Theatre and a cameo by Marie Rambert.
1948

The Nutcracker (dances from)
Lev Ivanov, 13 Mar 1948

Winter Night
Walter Gore, 19 Nov 1948

January: The Australian tour ended at the Capitol Theatre, Perth, and the company sails for the UK. Nearly half the dancers chose to remain in Australia.
May-July: The depleted company was billed as Ballet at Eight in their final season in their home, the Mercury Theatre, London.
August: Ballet Rambert supported Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in their gala performances in London. By 1951, the Markova/Dolin gala performances would evolve into Festival Ballet (later London Festival Ballet), a company that competed with Ballet Rambert in their tours of the UK.
1949

Les Zig-Zags
Walter Gore, 30 May 1949

Antonia
Walter Gore, 17 Oct 1949

Capriccio Espagnol
Léonide Massine, Fenny Argentinita, 21 Nov 1949

February-March: Overseas tour to Germany, supported by the British Council.
May-June: Overseas tour to Paris.
1950

Le nozze di Figaro (dances in the opera)
Michael Holmes, 22 Aug 1950

The Eve of Saint Agnes
David Paltenghi, 31 Aug 1950

Prismatic Variations
David Paltenghi, 23 Oct 1950

Jota Aragonesa
Elsa Brunelleschi, 8 Nov 1950

January: Angela and David Ellis, Marie Rambert’s daughter and son-in-law, establish Ballet Workshop at the Mercury Theatre. It presented new and experimental productions by young dancers, choreographers, composers, and designers. Some of the ballets were subsequently taken into Ballet Rambert’s repertoire.
June-July: Regional tour of Scotland focused on small towns.
December: Silver Jubilee of Ballet Rambert celebrated with a Dancers’ Circle Dinner at the Savoy, London.
1951

Fate's Revenge
David Paltenghi, 21 May 1951

Scherzi della Sorte: Pranks of Fate
David Paltenghi, 21 May 1951

Canterbury Prologue
David Paltenghi, 30 Jul 1951

December: Sally Gilmore’s farewell performance, in Confessional, at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
1952

Movimientos
Michael Charnley, 29 Oct 1952

Carnival of the Animals
Cecil Bates, 17 Nov 1952

January: Joyce Graeme appointed Assistant Director and Ballet Mistress.
May: Norman Morrice joined Ballet Rambert.
June: Marie Rambert awarded a CBE in the Coronation Honours.
1953

Past Recalled
Jack Carter, 15 Jan 1953

October: Company performed in the play Joan of Arc at the Stake, starring Ingrid Bergman, at the Stoll Theatre, London.
1954

The Bartered Bride (dances in the opera)
Terry Gilbert, 21 Apr 1954

Love Knots
Jack Carter, 17 May 1954

The Life and Death of Lola Montez (1818-1861)
Jack Carter, 20 May 1954

Variations on a Theme
John Cranko, 21 Jun 1954

Ballet of the Game of Cards (Scene 6 of the oratorio 'Joan of Arc at the Stake')
David Ellis, 20 Oct 1954

June: Robert Joffrey became the second American choreographer to create a ballet for the company.
July: Performances at the second International Festival of Dance Aix-les-Bains, France.
September: David Ellis appointed Associate Director. Ballet Workshop closed.
November: Overseas tour to Italy: Perugia, Venice and Bologna.
1955

Persephone
Robert Joffrey, 28 Jun 1955

Pas de Déesses
Robert Joffrey, 30 Jun 1955

Laiderette
Kenneth MacMillan, 4 Jul 1955

July: Marie Rambert received the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award from the Royal Academy of Dancing. Company supported Alicia Markova at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod. Month-long tour of Spain.
1956

The Mirror
Ronald Yerrell, 24 Sep 1956

February: Marie Rambert received the Legion d’Honneur from the French President. Company performed as the opera-ballet at Glyndebourne Opera.
September-November: Ballet Rambert became the first British ballet company to perform in China. On the six-city tour, the classic ballets Giselle and Coppélia were well received, but the modern work Winter Nights was considered too abstract and quickly dropped. The scenery was painted in China.
1957

Coppélia
Lev Ivanov, Arthur Saint-Léon, 17 Jan 1957

Falstaff (dances in the opera)
David Ellis, 29 Jun 1957

Conte Fantastique
Andrée Howard, 22 Jul 1957

August: Premiere of dancer Norman Morrice's first work, Two Brothers. This was also the first dance work that Ralph Koltai designed for Ballet Rambert. (View Ralph Koltai's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
August: Performed with Glyndebourne Opera in Paris.
September: ‘American Evenings’ devoted to Anthony Tudor’s works became a feature of the Sadler’s Wells seasons.
1958

Alceste (dances in the opera)
David Ellis, 30 May 1958

Le nozze di Figaro (dances in the opera)
David Ellis, 13 Jun 1958

Two Brothers
Norman Morrice, 14 Aug 1958

Epithalame
Deryk Mendel, 8 Sep 1958

May: Ashley Dukes, Marie Rambert's husband, died.
July: First tour to the U.S.A. included three weeks at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
August: First ballet company to perform at the Temple of Jupiter during the Baalbeck International Festival, Lebanon.
1959

Make Mine a Million (dance in the film)
Lev Ivanov, 1 Mar 1959

Hazaña
Norman Morrice, 25 May 1959

La Reja
John Cranko, 1 Jun 1959

January: On the BBC programme 'Monitor', Marie Rambert made her famous statement that if the Royal Ballet was 'the National Gallery', then her vision was for her company to 'be the Tate Gallery'.
December: Overseas tour to Malta, where Ballet Rambert re-opened the Manoel Theatre in Coppélia.
1960

The Wise Monkeys
Norman Morrice, 16 Jun 1960

La Sylphide
August Bournonville, 20 Jul 1960

1961

Night Shadow
George Balanchine, 18 Jul 1961

Night and Silence
Walter Gore, 20 Jul 1961

A Place in the Desert
Norman Morrice, 25 Jul 1961

January: In the New Year Honours, Marie Rambert made Dame Commander (DBE), Order of the British Empire.
February: Dame Marie Rambert was the subject of the television programme, 'This is your Life'.
1962

Don Quixote
Alexander Gorsky, Rostislav Zakharov, 28 Jun 1962

Conflicts
Norman Morrice, 23 Jul 1962

April: Overseas tour to Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, and Iran. The tour covered 10,000 miles.
June: Performed at the sixth Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
Christopher Bruce joined the company as a dancer.
1963

The Travellers
Norman Morrice, 27 Jun 1963

June: Dame Marie Rambert received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Sussex.
June: Sweet Dancer was Walter Gore’s first work for the company in 14 years.
1964

Sweet Dancer
Walter Gore, 17 Jun 1964

Cul de Sac
Norman Morrice, 13 Jul 1964

December: The article ‘Ballet Rambert Facing Extinction’ published in The Times.
1965

The Realms of Choice
Norman Morrice, 23 Jun 1965

March: Documentary 'Ballet Rambert Struggles for Survival' aired on BBC2, showing the difficulties of life on tour for the company’s 33 dancers.
May: David Ellis resigned as Associate Director. The usual summer season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, was cancelled.
June: Dancer Norman Morrice appointed Associate Artistic Director.
July: The company officially closed for a period of reorganisation.
August: A new company of 17 dancers launched with the aims of encouraging new works by both new and established choreographers, preserving the masterworks of the company’s artistic heritage, giving regular seasons in London, and touring selected dates in the provinces and abroad. Daily class alternated between ballet and Graham technique to reflect the new repertory and direction.
1966

Diversities
Jonathan Taylor, 27 Jan 1966

Singular Moves
Amanda Knott, 12 May 1966

Intermède
Pierre Lacotte, 28 Nov 1966

Numéros
Pierre Lacotte, 28 Nov 1966

Time Base
John Chesworth, 28 Nov 1966

Night Island
Rudi van Dantzig, 1 Dec 1966

March: Collaboration One was the first in a series of workshop seasons at the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London, which gave opportunities to ‘novice’ choreographers, musicians, and designers.
November: Premiere of Ziggurat, the first collaboration of choreographer Glen Tetley, designer Nadine Baylis, and lighting designer John B. Read. Together they would establish the visual image of the new company.
December: Report to the Arts Council stated, ‘We are trying to create a new type of dance company with British artists, which will have a style of its own, which will provide a breeding ground for choreographers and which will be of international standard’.
1967

Pierrot Lunaire
Glen Tetley, 26 Jan 1967

Ricercare
Glen Tetley, 24 Feb 1967

Hazard
Norman Morrice, 12 Jun 1967

Deserts
Anna Sokolow, 25 Jul 1967

Inochi
David Toguri, 25 Jul 1967

Freefall
Glen Tetley, 13 Nov 1967

Ziggurat
Glen Tetley, 20 Nov 1967

February: In celebration of her 80th birthday, Dame Marie Rambert donated the Ashley Dukes-Marie Rambert Collection of Romantic Ballet Prints to the V&A Museum, which exhibited the prints in March.
1968

'H'
John Chesworth, 25 Jan 1968

Tic-Tack
John Chesworth, 14 Feb 1968

Remembered Motion
Geoff Moore, 15 Mar 1968

Solo
Clover Roope, 15 Mar 1968

1 - 2 - 3
Norman Morrice, 16 May 1968

Them and Us
Norman Morrice, 29 May 1968

The Act
Linda Hodes, 15 Jul 1968

Embrace Tiger and Return to Mountain
Glen Tetley, 21 Nov 1968

Pawn to King 5
John Chesworth, 4 Dec 1968

February: Premiere of Christopher Bruce’s first work, George Frideric, at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
June: Overseas tour to Vienna, West Berlin, and Dortmund, Germany.
August: Overseas tour to Verona’s open-air Roman theatre.
1969

George Frideric
Christopher Bruce, 20 Feb 1969

Pastorale Variée
Norman Morrice, 10 Mar 1969

Living Space
Christopher Bruce, 6 Nov 1969

Blind-Sight
Norman Morrice, 28 Nov 1969

March: Premiere of Bertram Batell’s Sideshow, a children's show designed to educate young audiences in the range of dance styles used by the company. Its episodic format also provided an opportunity for aspiring choreographers to create short works.
August: Overseas tour to Israel.
November: 'Omnibus: Rambert Remembers', an interview with Dame Marie Rambert about her early life, aired on BBC1.
1970

Bertram Batell's Sideshow
Jonathan Taylor, Pietje Law, Joseph Scoglio, Ann Whitley, Peter Curtis, Amanda Knott, 28 Mar 1970

Opus '65
Anna Sokolow, 14 May 1970

Four According
John Chesworth, 21 May 1970

The Empty Suit
Norman Morrice, 26 Nov 1970

'Tis Goodly Sport
Jonathan Taylor, 30 Nov 1970

March: Ingrid Bergman officially opened Ballet Rambert’s new headquarters at 94 Chiswick High Road, London, the company’s home until 2013.
March: Dance for New Dimensions, a touring evening of works designed for thrust stages, opened at the Young Vic Theatre, London.
1971

That is the Show
Norman Morrice, 6 May 1971

Metaflow
Joseph Scoglio, 10 May 1971

Wings
Christopher Bruce, 17 May 1971

Rag-Dances
Glen Tetley, 16 Sep 1971

Solo
Norman Morrice, 20 Sep 1971

May: Overseas tour to Poland.
July: Dance Unit, a demonstration group, was formed to tour ahead of the main company to introduce its work to new audiences. Initially funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Dance Unit consisted of four dancers, director Ann Whitley, and technical staff. They performed in schools and other spaces too small for the main company. Between September 1972 and June 1973, Dance Unit travelled 11,000 miles and gave 95 performances.
July: Dame Marie Rambert’s autobiography, Quicksilver, published.
1972

4 Pieces for 6 Dancers
Pietje Law, 9 Mar 1972

Ad hoc
John Chesworth, 9 Mar 1972

''for those who die as cattle''
Christopher Bruce, 9 Mar 1972

Full Circle
Gideon Avrahami, 9 Mar 1972

Sonata for Two
Jonathan Taylor, 9 Mar 1972

Theme and Variations
Graham Jones, 9 Mar 1972

This Seems to Be My Life
Peter Curtis, 9 Mar 1972

Ladies Ladies!
Norman Morrice, 15 Mar 1972

Stop-Over
Joseph Scoglio, 15 Mar 1972

Pattern for an Escalator
John Chesworth, 29 Jun 1972

Considering the Lilies
Lar Lubovitch, 28 Sep 1972

Listen to the Music
Jonathan Taylor, 4 Oct 1972

Totems
Graham Jones, 9 Oct 1972

January: Christopher Bruce created There Was a Time for Fanfare for Europe, a nationwide cultural programme marking the UK’s entry into the European Community.
May: Overseas tour to Finland, Denmark, and France.
September: Return to Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, after an absence of eight years.
October: Overseas tour to Germany.
1973

There was a Time
Christopher Bruce, 10 Jan 1973

Cantate
Graham Jones, 25 Jun 1973

Magic Theatre - not for everyone
Leigh Warren, 25 Jun 1973

Les Saltimbanques
Joseph Scoglio, 25 Jun 1973

yesterday and yesterday
Julia Blaikie, 25 Jun 1973

tutti-frutti
Louis Falco, 18 Sep 1973

Duets
Christopher Bruce, 21 Sep 1973

Isolde
Norman Morrice, 27 Sep 1973

Interim 3
Nanette Hassall, 10 Dec 1973

Twice (Sock it to me)
Hans van Manen, 10 Dec 1973

January: Christopher Bruce awarded the Evening Standard Award for dance.
April: John Chesworth appointed Artistic Director. Christopher Bruce appointed Associate Director.
July: Overseas tour to five summer festivals in Austria, Yugoslavia, and Germany.
1974

Imprints (film)
1 Jan 1974

Spindrift
Norman Morrice, 17 Apr 1974

Weekend
Christopher Bruce, 17 Apr 1974

Sake
Manuel Alum, 7 Nov 1974

Project 6354/9116 Mk 2
John Chesworth, 2 Dec 1974

Almost an Echo (or A Celluloid Dream)
Jonathan Taylor, 6 Dec 1974

Prue Skene appointed Executive Director, a position she held until 1986. (View Prue Skene's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
1975

Take a Running Jump
Julia Blaikie, Nicholas Carroll, Judith Marcuse, Sally Owen, Joseph Scoglio, Marilyn Williams, 29 Jan 1975

baby
Judith Marcuse, 25 Mar 1975

The Parades Gone By
Lindsay Kemp, 25 Mar 1975

Running Figures
Robert North, 25 Mar 1975

The Night Dances
Joseph Scoglio, 26 Mar 1975

Table
Cliff Keuter, 19 Jun 1975

Musete de Taverni
Cliff Keuter, 21 Jun 1975

Ancient Voices of Children
Christopher Bruce, 7 Jul 1975

Feb: The workshop season Collaboration Three showcased new choreography with designs by students from the Central School of Art and Design.
May: 50th anniversary marked with an exhibition at the V&A Museum and publication of the book Fifty Years of Ballet Rambert.
June: 50th anniversary gala held at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Documentary 'Ballet Rambert – The First Fifty Years' aired on BBC1. An exhibition about recent work toured London and the regions.
1976

Steppes
Blake Brown, 4 Mar 1976

Two Minutes and Fifty Seconds in the Life, Times and Ultimate Rejection of Ailuj Kaibile
Sally Owen, 4 Mar 1976

Four Working Songs
Judith Marcuse, 8 Mar 1976

Moveable Garden
Glen Tetley, 10 May 1976

Black Angels
Christopher Bruce, 11 May 1976

Reflections
Robert North, 12 May 1976

Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan
Frederick Ashton, 15 Jun 1976

Girl with Straw Hat
Christopher Bruce, 15 Jun 1976

The sea whisper'd me
Norman Morrice, 18 Jun 1976

Window
Sara Sugihara, 29 Aug 1976

Promenade
Christopher Bruce, 23 Sep 1976

Musical Offering
Zoltan Imre, 4 Nov 1976

March: Collaboration Four, a workshop season, took place.
July: To commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, the Round House (London) commissioned Christopher Bruce and Lindsay Kemp’s evening-length work, Cruel Garden. (View oral history interviews by Christopher Bruce and Lindsay Kemp for the Rambert Archive.)
December: Bertram Batell’s Sideshow revived for television and shown on BBC2.
1977

The Pool
Leigh Warren, 22 Mar 1977

Kuyaiki
Gary Sherwood, 23 Mar 1977

The Accident
Zoltan Imre, 25 Mar 1977

Episode 1
Jaap Flier, 1 Apr 1977

Echoes of a Night Sky
Christopher Bruce, 12 May 1977

Frames, Pulse and Interruptions
Jaap Flier, 25 Jun 1977

Cruel Garden
Christopher Bruce, 5 Jul 1977

Smiling Immortal
Norman Morrice, 11 Jul 1977

Sleeping Birds
Sara Sugihara, 29 Sep 1977

January: 'Omnibus: Voices of Children', a documentary about Christopher Bruce, aired on BBC1.
April: Premiere of the film Dancers, directed by John Chesworth, at Riverside Studios, London.
April: Dame Marie Rambert received the Composers’ Guild Award for Services to British Music.
Charles Darden became the company's Music Director.
1978

Praeludium
Glen Tetley, 31 Jan 1978

Laocoon
Zoltan Imre, 14 Feb 1978

Nuthouse Stomp
Leigh Warren, 9 Mar 1978

Dancers - a film
6 Apr 1978

May: Premiere of The Tempest at the Schwetzingen Festival, Germany. The festival commissioned Glen Tetley, who chose to make his first evening-length work on Ballet Rambert.
May: Season at Theatre de la Ville, Paris.
June: Premiere of Siobhan Davies’s first work for the company, Celebration.
September: Ballet Rambert took first prize in the BITEF International Theatre Festival in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, with performances of Cruel Garden.
November: Christopher Bruce stepped down as Associate Director.
1979

Echoi
Jaap Flier, 18 Jan 1979

The Tempest
Glen Tetley, 3 May 1979

Changes
Micha Bergese, 26 Jun 1979

Celebration
Siobhan Davies, 29 Jun 1979

I'll Be in Touch
Sally Owen, Leigh Warren, 29 Jun 1979

Night with Waning Moon
Christopher Bruce, 11 Jul 1979

Sidewalk
Christopher Bruce, 12 Oct 1979

January: Richard Alston appointed Resident Choreographer following the success of Bell High, his first creation for the company.
July: John Chesworth stepped down as Artistic Director. Christopher Bruce became Associate Choreographer.
1980

Bell High
Richard Alston, 24 Jan 1980

Passing Through
Lucy Bethune, 2 May 1980

Preludes and Song
Christopher Bruce, 1 Jul 1980

Landscape
Richard Alston, 11 Jul 1980

Rainbow Ripples
Richard Alston, 21 Oct 1980

April: Robert North appointed Artistic Director.
1981

Figures of Wind
Cliff Keuter, 5 Feb 1981

Paper Sunday
Sally Owen, 5 Feb 1981

Room to Dance
Cliff Keuter, 10 Feb 1981

The Rite of Spring: Pictures of Pagan Russia
Richard Alston, 6 Mar 1981

Ghost Dances
Christopher Bruce, 3 Jul 1981

Dancing Day
Christopher Bruce, 17 Jul 1981

Night Music
Richard Alston, 9 Oct 1981

Unsuitable Case
Sally Owen, 9 Oct 1981

Lonely Town, Lonely Street
Robert North, 16 Oct 1981

March: 'The South Bank Show: Working with Bodies – Richard Alston Choreographer' aired on London Weekend Television.
June: Dame Marie Rambert died on 12 June.
June: The Rambert Archive established, with Jane Pritchard as archivist. (View Jane Pritchard's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
Oct: The televised version of Cruel Garden, directed by Colin Nears, won the Prix Italia for Music.
October/November: Overseas tour to the U.S.A. and Mexico.
1982

Berlin Requiem
Christopher Bruce, 11 Mar 1982

Airs
Paul Taylor, 18 Mar 1982

Pribaoutki ('A Telling')
Robert North, 6 May 1982

The Kitchen Table
Bill Cratty, 28 Jun 1982

Apollo Distraught
Richard Alston, 27 Jul 1982

Fantasie
Richard Alston, 27 Jul 1982

Scriabin Preludes
Robert North, 10 Dec 1982

February: Fielding Sixes was the first Merce Cunningham work to enter the repertoire.
March: Marie Rambert Memorial Gala held at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Memorial plaque to her unveiled in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.
September: The Rambert School of Ballet merged with Rambert Academy to form the Ballet Rambert School.
1983

Chicago Brass
Richard Alston, 3 Feb 1983

Fielding Sixes
Merce Cunningham, 11 Feb 1983

Concertino
Christopher Bruce, 6 May 1983

Murderer Hope of Women
Glen Tetley, 29 Aug 1983

Colour Moves
Robert North, 1 Sep 1983

1984

Entre dos Aguas
Robert North, 9 Feb 1984

Intimate Pages
Christopher Bruce, 16 Feb 1984

Voices and Light Footsteps
Richard Alston, 27 Mar 1984

Wildlife
Richard Alston, 17 May 1984

Sergeant Early's Dream
Christopher Bruce, 5 Oct 1984

Death and the Maiden
Robert North, 16 Nov 1984

Ballet Rambert 'Different Steps' (full film, 1985)

Ballet Rambert 'Different Steps' (unabridged audio-only interviews, 1985)

May: 'Different Steps', the company's first educational film, illustrated the work of Richard Alston (Wildlife), Christopher Bruce (Sergeant Early's Dream), and Robert North (Death and the Maiden).
1985

An Occasion For Some Revolutionary Gestures
Dan Wagoner, 8 Feb 1985

Mythologies
Richard Alston, 13 Mar 1985

Dangerous Liaisons
Richard Alston, 30 Apr 1985

Light and Shade
Robert North, 9 May 1985

Java
Richard Alston, 26 Jul 1985

Dipping Wings (Continual Departing)
Mary Evelyn, 26 Nov 1985

Richard Alston on being Artistic Director (from oral history interview, 2017)

January: Robert North stepped down as Artistic Director.
February: Richard Alston appointed Artistic Director. (View Richard Alston's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
June: 60th Anniversary Gala held at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Ballet Rambert won the Society of West End Theatres/Gordon’s Gin Award for Best Achievement in Dance.
1986

Soda Lake
Richard Alston, 4 Feb 1986

It’s a Raggy Waltz
Lucy Bethune, 7 Feb 1986

Songs of the Ghetto
Frances Carty, 7 Feb 1986

No Strings Attached
Sara Matthews, 13 Feb 1986

Zansa
Richard Alston, 30 May 1986

Mercure
Ian Spink, 11 Jun 1986

Swamp
Michael Clark, 17 Jun 1986

Ceremonies
Christopher Bruce, 20 Jun 1986

Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
Ashley Page, 25 Jun 1986

Dutiful Ducks
Richard Alston, 10 Oct 1986

February: Overseas tour to the U.S.A.
August: Company renamed Rambert Dance Company.
September Collaboration V, a workshop season at Riverside Studios, included artists Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon.
1987

Pulcinella
Richard Alston, 13 Jan 1987

Rushes
Siobhan Davies, 8 May 1987

Strong Language
Richard Alston, 6 Aug 1987

Wolfi (An Allegory)
Lynn Seymour, 11 Aug 1987

Septet
Merce Cunningham, 20 Nov 1987

July: Four dancers worked with Trisha Brown and her dancers to learn Opal Loop, acquired for the repertoire with a 1988 Digital Dance Award.
1988

Rhapsody in Blue
Richard Alston, 3 Mar 1988

Trace
Mary Evelyn, 28 Apr 1988

Mates
David Gordon, 8 Jun 1988

Hymnos
Richard Alston, 21 Oct 1988

Soldat
Ashley Page, 21 Oct 1988

Embarque
Siobhan Davies, 27 Oct 1988

April: Siobhan Davies appointed Associate Choreographer, a position she held until 1993. (View Siobhan Davis' oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
June: Season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, focused on 20th-century music as part of the Almeida Festival.
October: Received the first Prudential Award for the Arts for ‘innovation and creativity coupled with excellence and accessibility within the arts’.
1989

Cinema
Richard Alston, 2 Mar 1989

Opal Loop
Trisha Brown, 8 Mar 1989

Sounding
Siobhan Davies, 12 May 1989

Calm
Mary Evelyn, 21 Jun 1989

Pulau Dewata
Richard Alston, 21 Jun 1989

February: Premiere of the first Frederick Ashton Memorial Commission, Ashley Page’s Currulao. The FAMC enabled young choreographers to make a new work for the company.
October: Choreographer Merce Cunningham received the Digital Dance Premiere Award for his outstanding contribution to British dance and chose to put the funds toward creating Touchbase (1992) for Rambert Dance Company.
1990

Doubles
Merce Cunningham, 30 Jan 1990

Currulao
Ashley Page, 9 Feb 1990

Dealing with Shadows
Richard Alston, 14 Mar 1990

Longevity
Gary Lambert, 21 Mar 1990

Signature
Siobhan Davies, 24 May 1990

Four Elements
Lucinda Childs, 16 Nov 1990

Roughcut
Richard Alston, 7 Dec 1990

January: While on tour in France, Rambert Dance Company substituted at short notice for the Martha Graham Company at the Palais Garnier, Paris, to great acclaim.
April: Premiere of the second Frederick Ashton Memorial Commission, William Tuckett’s Slippage.
May/June: Four Elements (Childs, 1990) and Soldat (Page, 1988) were recorded for television, directed by Bob Lockyer, and shown in BBC2’s Dance Makers series. (View Bob Lockyer's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
November: Premiere of dancer Mark Baldwin’s first work for the company, Island to Island.
1991

Plain Song
Siobhan Davies, 12 Apr 1991

Slippage
William Tuckett, 23 Apr 1991

Hiding Game
Hervé Robbe, 19 Jul 1991

Completely Birdland
Laurie Booth, 11 Oct 1991

Island to Island
Mark Baldwin, 22 Nov 1991

June: Premiere of Touchbase, Merce Cunningham’s first work for another company. Rambert dancers rehearsed with Cunningham in New York.
November: Roughcut received the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Dance Seen in the North West.
December: Richard Alston stepped down as Artistic Director.
1992

Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Siobhan Davies, 13 Mar 1992

Still Dance
Paul Old, 16 Apr 1992

Cat's Eye
Richard Alston, 12 Jun 1992

Touchbase
Merce Cunningham, 20 Jun 1992

Phillidor's Defence
Guido Severien, 26 Jun 1992

Gone
Mark Baldwin, 16 Oct 1992

April: Siobhan Davies received the Olivier Award for the Most Outstanding Achievement in Dance for Winnsboro Cotton Mills Blues (1992).
September: Overseas tour to Brazil.
November: Company was laid off in the absence of an artistic director.
1993

Land
Christopher Bruce, 13 Oct 1993

Spirit
Mark Baldwin, 13 Oct 1993

April: Christopher Bruce becomes artistic director, and the company is relaunched with 25 dancers and a vision to bridge ‘the gap between classical and contemporary dance’ in Britain. (View Christopher Bruce's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
April: Mark Stephenson appointed as Music Director. The London Musici became the company’s associate orchestra.
October: The Relaunch Tour started at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.
1994

Crossing
Christopher Bruce, 31 May 1994

Banter Banter
Mark Baldwin, 3 Jun 1994

The Garden of Earthly Delights
Martha Clarke, 28 Jun 1994

Axioma 7
Ohad Naharin, 21 Oct 1994

Petite Mort
Jirí Kylián, 21 Oct 1994

Close My Eyes
Sara Matthews, 18 Nov 1994

Rooster
Christopher Bruce, 8 Dec 1994

February: Received the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post Arts Award for Best Touring Event, Medium to Large.
May: Represented British dance at the UNited We Dance Festival, San Francisco, with the premiere of Christopher Bruce’s Meeting Point.
September: Received the Manchester Evening News Dance Award.
1995

Swansong
Christopher Bruce, 12 Apr 1995

Meeting Point
Christopher Bruce, 9 May 1995

Jupiter is Crying
Per Jonsson, 17 May 1995

Dancing Attendance on the Cultural Chasm
Matthew Hawkins, 28 Jun 1995

Stabat Mater
Robert Cohan, 3 Oct 1995

Small Hours
Sarah Warsop, 6 Dec 1995

January: Kol Simcha and Meeting Point filmed for television in Denmark. Kol Simcha was Didy Veldman's first work for the company. (View Didy Veldman's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
June: The three performances in Thailand were the UK’s contribution to celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne.
July: The 70th anniversary celebrated with a season at the London Coliseum, the company's first appearance in central London in four years.
Overseas tours to Beijing (January), Vienna (March), Germany (May), Thailand (June), New York and Toronto (September), and Brussels.
Paul Hoskins appointed as Music Director. (View Paul Hoskins' oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
1996

Kol Simcha (Voice of Celebration)
Didy Veldman, 7 Feb 1996

Moonshine
Christopher Bruce, 8 May 1996

Quicksilver
Christopher Bruce, 28 Jun 1996

Eidolon
Kim Brandstrup, 10 Oct 1996

Stream
Christopher Bruce, 6 Dec 1996

Overseas tours to St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, and Oldenburg, Germany.
1997

Port for Angels
Per Jonsson, 7 May 1997

No More Play
Jirí Kylián, 29 Aug 1997

Greymatter
Didy Veldman, 19 Sep 1997

10 October: First company to perform at the new Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. On the celebration open day, Rambert Dance Company performed Embarque (Davies) and offered open rehearsals of August Pace (Cunningham) and Axioma 7 (Naharin).
December: Performed ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and ‘Play with Fire’ from Rooster at the Royal Variety Show, which aired on television.
Overseas tours to Hungary, Germany, Luxembourg, U.S.A., Mexico, and South Korea.
1998

Three Gone, Four Left Standing
Rafael Bonachela, 17 Feb 1998

Gaps, Lapse and Relapse
Jeremy James, 20 Feb 1998

August Pace
Merce Cunningham, 27 May 1998

Four Scenes
Christopher Bruce, 12 Oct 1998

Overseas tours to Austria, Ukraine, Italy, Cyprus, and Germany.
1999

The Golden Section
Twyla Tharp, 6 May 1999

God's Plenty
Christopher Bruce, 15 Sep 1999

June: 'Rambert at the Wells' was a live broadcast of Four Scenes (Bruce, 1998) and Ghost Dances (Bruce, 1981), directed by Ross MacGibbon and aired on BBC2.
October: First British company to acquire a work by Mats Ek.
24 December: Artsworld broadcast a documentary by Matthew Springford on the making of The Celebrated Soubrette (de Frutos, 2000), which included the full work as filmed on 24 November at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.
2000

Beach Birds
Merce Cunningham, 6 Jun 2000

Seven Deadly Sins
Didy Veldman, 20 Sep 2000

She Was Black
Mats Ek, 4 Oct 2000

The Celebrated Soubrette
Javier de Frutos, 1 Nov 2000

June: The Sadler’s Wells season celebrated the company’s 75th anniversary.
November: Documentary 'Rambert at 75' aired on BBC Knowledge.
December: First website launched.
Overseas tours to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, and Canada.
Received the Barclays TMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for the production of Mats Ek’s She Was Black.
2001

At Any Time
Rafael Bonachela, 2 May 2001

Hurricane (A Pantomime)
Christopher Bruce, 2 May 2001

Twin Suite 2
Glenn Wilkinson (as Kinson Productions), 2 May 2001

Cheese
Jeremy James, 12 Jun 2001

Symphony of Psalms
Jirí Kylián, 12 Jun 2001

detritus
Wayne McGregor, 20 Jun 2001

Unrest
Richard Alston, 20 Jun 2001

Grinning in Your Face
Christopher Bruce, 26 Sep 2001

Ground Level Overlay
Merce Cunningham, 13 Nov 2001

Linear Remains
Rafael Bonachela, 20 Nov 2001

April: Revival of Lindsay Kemp’s The Parades Gone By had a new tap dance choreographed by Arlene Philips.
Mark Baldwin appointed Artistic Director. (View Mark Baldwin's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
Received the Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Modern) at the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards.
2002

Tree Finger Soup3
Glenn Wilkinson (as Kinson Productions), 21 May 2002

Study from Blackbird
Jirí Kylián, 7 Sep 2002

PreSentient
Wayne McGregor, 9 Oct 2002

April: Dancer/choregrapher Rafael Bonachela appointed Associate Choreographer, a position he held until 2005.
At the Time Out Awards, Wayne McGregor won Outstanding Choreography for PreSentient. Paul Hoskins, Rambert’s Music Director, and the London Musici won Outstanding Achievement in Dance for their contribution to the company’s performances.
2003

Visions Fugitives
Hans van Manen, 27 Mar 2003

21
Rafael Bonachela, 9 Apr 2003

Living Toys
Karole Armitage, 29 May 2003

Elsa Canasta
Javier de Frutos, 24 Sep 2003

Six Pack
Glenn Wilkinson (as Kinson Productions), 30 Oct 2003

May: To mark the centenary of Frederick Ashton’s birth, Ian Spink created a new version of A Tragedy of Fashion.
2004

Reflection
Fin Walker, 3 Mar 2004

A Tragedy of Fashion
Ian Spink, 25 May 2004

Five Rückert Songs
Peter Darrell, 2 Sep 2004

Songs of a Wayfarer
Kim Brandstrup, 2 Sep 2004

Irony of Fate
Rafael Bonachela, 2 Nov 2004

May: Premiere of Mark Baldwin’s Constant Speed, his first work for the company since becoming artistic director.
2005

Momenta
Mikaela Polley, 27 Apr 2005

Constant Speed
Mark Baldwin, 24 May 2005

Divine Influence
Martin Joyce, 8 Jul 2005

Curious Conscience
Rafael Bonachela, 21 Sep 2005

A Steel Garden
Christopher Bruce, 15 Nov 2005

November: To mark the company’s 80th anniversary, Mark Baldwin re-created Andrée Howard’s Lady into Fox (1939), restaging her choreography for the central duet and adding a prologue and epilogue.
2006

Transit
Melanie Teall, 24 Feb 2006

Pond Way
Merce Cunningham, 22 Mar 2006

bloom
Aletta Collins, 23 May 2006

Stand and Stare
Darshan Singh Bhuller, 27 Sep 2006

Lady into Fox
Andrée Howard, Mark Baldwin, 14 Nov 2006

Verge
Cameron McMillan, 14 Nov 2006

January: Launch of Quicksilver, Rambert's youth dance company for dancers aged 16 and older, with Laura Harvey as artistic director. (View Laura Harvey's oral history interview for the Rambert Archive.)
2007

Anatomica #3
André Gingras, 23 Feb 2007

Gran Partita
Karole Armitage, 22 May 2007

L'eveil
Melanie Teall, 4 Jul 2007

Infinity
Garry Stewart, 26 Sep 2007

2008

Scribblings
Doug Varone, 20 Feb 2008

Carnival of the Animals
Siobhan Davies, 20 May 2008

Eternal Light
Mark Baldwin, 25 Sep 2008

Two Solos as a Tribute to Norman Morrice
Mikaela Polley, Alexander Whitley, 8 Oct 2008

2009

See Me
Martin Joyce, Angela Towler, 19 Feb 2009

Hush
Christopher Bruce, 25 Mar 2009

A Linha Curva
Itzik Galili, 12 May 2009

The Comedy of Change
Mark Baldwin, 16 Sep 2009

Tread Softly
Henri Oguike, 7 Oct 2009

Received the Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, Outstanding Achievement for Outstanding Year of Work, and Best New Dance Production (A Linha Curva).
Music Fellowship launched as part of Rambert's commitment to developing future generations of artists. Composer Gavin Higgins was the Rambert Music Fellow for 2010.
2010

Don't Think About It
Miguel Altunaga, 3 Feb 2010

The Art of Touch
Siobhan Davies, 25 Feb 2010

RainForest
Merce Cunningham, 25 May 2010

Awakenings
Aletta Collins, 22 Sep 2010

Cardoon Club
Henrietta Horn, 6 Oct 2010

18 March: Sky Arts broadcast ‘Rambert 2011’, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the creation of Awakenings, filmed backstage at the February 2011 run at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
Mark Bowden appointed Rambert Music Fellow for 2011.
Revival of the company’s version of L’Après-midi d’un faune (Nijinsky, 1912).
Received the Outstanding Company Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.
2011

Monolith
Tim Rushton, 16 Feb 2011

Roses
Paul Taylor, 24 May 2011

Seven for a secret, never to be told
Mark Baldwin, 21 Sep 2011

Elysian Fields
Javier de Frutos, 15 Nov 2011

February: Premiere of Mark Baldwin’s What Wild Ecstasy, a modern take on Nijinsky’s L’Après-midi d’un faune. The score by Gavin Higgins was commissioned as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Cheryl Frances-Hoad appointed Rambert Music Fellow for 2012.
A time capsule was buried at the site of the new premises, not to be opened for 50 years. Items included a lock of Marie Rambert’s hair and a favourite pair of Christopher Bruce’s shoes.
2012

What Wild Ecstasy
Mark Baldwin, 15 Feb 2012

SUB
Itzik Galili, 15 May 2012

Labyrinth of Love
Marguerite Donlon, 10 Oct 2012

Sounddance
Merce Cunningham, 16 Oct 2012

August: Company renamed Rambert.
Nicky Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Cambridge, became Rambert’s first Scientist in Residence.
Kate Whitley appointed Rambert Music Fellow for 2013/14.
Rambert moved to a new purpose-built building on London’ South Bank. It houses five dance studios, offices, and an archive.
2013

The Castaways
Barak Marshall, 9 Oct 2013

Subterrain
Ashley Page, 22 Oct 2013

May/June: The Rambert building on the South Bank, designed by architects Allies and Morrison, received an RIBA London Award and an RIBA National Award.
July: Quicksilver, Rambert’s youth dance company, took part in the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow.
2014

Rambert Event
Merce Cunningham, 28 Jun 2014

The Strange Charm of Mother Nature
Mark Baldwin, 24 Sep 2014

Terra Incognita
Shobana Jeyasingh, 18 Nov 2014

May: Premiere of Dark Arteries (Baldwin) marking the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike. The CD of the music by Gavin Higgins - for a brass band - won CD of the Year awards from two music magazines and a music website.
September: Quinta appointed Rambert Music Fellow for 2015/16.
At the UK Theatre Awards, Rambert won the Achievement in Marketing Award for attracting new audiences leading to record-breaking attendances in 2014/15.
2015

Frames
Alexander Whitley, 5 Mar 2015

Dark Arteries
Mark Baldwin, 12 May 2015

The 3 Dancers
Didy Veldman, 23 Sep 2015

Transfigured Night
Kim Brandstrup, 28 Oct 2015

July: To celebrate the 90th anniversary, Mark Baldwin made the evening-length work The Creation, which used more than 50 dancers from Rambert and the Rambert School plus 70 singers and musicians.
September: Julie Cunningham appointed Rambert's first Leverhulme Choreography Fellow. Anna Appleby appointed Rambert Music Fellow for 2016/17.
Transfigured Night (Brandstrup, 2016) won Best Modern Choreography at the UK National Dance Awards.
2016

Hydrargyrum
Patricia Okenwa, 3 Mar 2016

Tomorrow
Lucy Guerin, 10 May 2016

The Creation
Mark Baldwin, 14 Jul 2016

Flight
Malgorzata Dziezron, 28 Sep 2016

March: Helen Shute is appointed Rambert's new Chief Executive and Executive Producer.
2017

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses
Aletta Collins, 16 May 2017

Symbiosis
Andonis Foniadakis, 28 Sep 2017

Goat
Ben Duke, 26 Oct 2017

March: Mark Baldwin stepped down as Artistic Director. Benoit Swan Pouffer appointed Guest Artistic Director of the 2018/19 season.
July: Rambert2, a professional ensemble of 13 early-career dancers, launched in partnership with Rambert School.
December: Benoit Swan Pouffer is appointed Rambert's new Artistic Director.
Hemabharathy Palani appointed Leverhulme Choreography Fellow and Joseph Howard appointed Rambert Music Fellow for 2018.
2018

Child's Play
Laura Harvey, 28 Mar 2018

Life is a Dream
Kim Brandstrup, 23 May 2018

E2 7SD
Rafael Bonachela, 25 Oct 2018

Grey Matter
Benoit Swan Pouffer, 25 Oct 2018

Killer Pig
Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar, 25 Oct 2018

February: Rambert perform with singer Freya Ridings on the first live episode of BBC One series The Greatest Dancer. The Company performed to Freya’s single “Lost Without You” in a piece choreographed especially for the show by Benoit Swan Pouffer.
March: Rambert appoints Dame Sue Street as its new Chair of Rambert's board.
2019

Kamuyot
Ohad Naharin, 24 Jan 2019

In your rooms
Hofesh Shechter, 14 May 2019

Rouge
Marion Motin, 14 May 2019

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