News: Rambert Revealed 2016

Saturday 15 October 2016 by Carmel Smith

Rambert studio. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

There’s still time to drop in on Rambert’s South Bank home, as the company open the doors to the public in the second week of Rambert Revealed – the company’s annual programme of public events, tours and workshops. If you can’t get there, be sure to check in online on Tuesday (18 October) to Rambert Live, a live-stream feed featuring a contemporary class with the Rambert dancers, previews of some of the works touring this autumn – Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, Patricia Okenwa’s Hydrargyrum, and Itzik Galili’s A Linha Curva – a Rambert debate, Looking ahead, what next for contemporary dance, and a choreographic platform performance, featuring works by Joss Arnott, Julie Cunningham and Carlos Pons Guerra.

Other activities this week include:
Youth dance lab
Sun 16 October, 11.00am – 6.00pm
Quicksilver, Rambert’s youth dance company, is hosting a youth dance lab that will involve 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 to each other.

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Rambert repertoire (Workshop for professional dancers and choreographers)
Thur 20 October, 5.00 – 8.00pm
Facilitated by Peggy Olislaegers, Rambert’s Artistic Associate, this workshop will explore three pieces of repertoire: Rambert’s version of Nijinsky’s L’Après-midi d’un faune, Lucinda Childs’s Four Elements, and Lucy Guerin’s Tomorrow. Participants will look at movement from each piece of repertoire and then develop new choreography informed by these works.

Choreography and music training day for school teachers in collaboration with NMC Recordings
Sat 22 October,11.00am – 4.00pm
An opportunity for school teachers to spend a day at Rambert’s studios working with choreographers and composers associated with the company.

Insight to A Linha Curva
Tue 13 October, 5.00 – 6.00pm
Open rehearsal followed by a Q&A with Mikaela Polley.

Platform Performance #1
Thur 13 October, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Platform includes two new works, The Cows and The Biggest Things created by Quinta, Rambert’s Music Fellow and company dancer, Hannah Rudd. Features live music by the Del Mar Piano Trio.

Platform Performance #2
Fri 14 October, 6.30 – 7.30pm
A selection of short works by young choreographers.

Open rehearsal for Miguel Altunaga and Collectress collaboration
Sat 15 October, 3.00 – 4.00pm
An opportunity to observe Rambert dancer, Miguel Altunaga and the musical quartet Collectress as they work on a new collaboration to be shown at Rambert’s New Choreography platform in December.

Insight to Ghost Dances
Mon 17 October, 1.00 – 2.00pm
Open rehearsal led by Christopher Bruce followed by a short Q&A.

Insight to the Rambert Event
Mon 17 October, 5.00 – 6.00pm
Open rehearsal of the Rambert Event featuring extracts from a number of Merce Cunningham’s works, followed by a Q&A with Jeannie Steele.

Platform Performance #3
Tues 18 October, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Platform includes a new work by Rambert’s new choreography fellow Julie Cunningham – We Shall See The Sky.
This event will be live-streamed as part of Rambert Live

Platform Performance #4
Wed 19 October, 7.00 – 8.00pm
Platform includes a new work by Rambert dancers Miguel Altunaga.

Behind the Scenes at Rambert
Sat 22nd October, 10am – 12.00pm
A behind the scenes tour of Rambert guided by staff from different departments within the organisation, followed by the chance to watch the dancers in their daily class.

Rambert Live
Tues 18 October, 10.15am – 7.30pm
A day of live-streamed events which will include a company class, a Ghost Dances rehearsal led by Christopher Bruce and rehearsals for A Linha Curva and Hydragyrum. The third platform performance and Rambert Debate will also be available to watch via the live-feed.

Rambert Debate: Looking ahead, what next for contemporary dance?
Tues 18 October, Time TBC
A panel of young choreographers including Malgorzata Dzierzon and Julie Cunningham discuss and debate their ambitions for contemporary dance.

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Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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