July 12, 2024

Online tomorrow: follow @Rambert contemporary dancers through a complete day

Curious abut contemporary dance? An amazing chance to experience a behind the scenes look at contemporary dance

This Thursday Rambert presents 10 hours of exclusive online access to a day behind the scenes of Britain’s national dance company. Rambert Live will be broadcast on the Rambert Facebook page and website, where it will also be available to catch up on after the event. 

The day-long stream starts with morning class, where the dancers fine tune their skills starting with basic technique before turning up the pace with high speed, physical movement, warming up for the day ahead. Viewers will also see brand new choreography created on the company, as internationally-renowned choreographer Kim Brandstrup rehearses Life is a Dream, months ahead of its premiere at Sadler’s Wells in May 2018. 

Arts writer and broadcaster Sarah Crompton chairs a panel of leading figures in education and the arts, including Arlene Phillips and choreographer James Cousins, to discuss the future of dance in schools. This is followed by studio performances of dance work created and performed by Rambert dancers and associates. 

Thursday 9 November, 10.15 – 8.30pm 

Further details at rambert.org.uk/live 

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Highlights of the day:

10.15 am – 11.45 am 

The Rambert dancers warm up for the day ahead and fine tune their practice. Led by rehearsal director Angela Towler 

Company Rehearsal: Symbiosis and Goat 

12 pm – 1 pm 

Dancers rehearse the latest pieces created on the company for their UK tour, led by rehearsal directors Mikaela Polley and Angela Towler 

Company Rehearsal: Life is a Dream 

1 pm – 2 pm 

Internationally-renowned choreographer Kim Brandstrup rehearses his brand new, full-length work about freedom vs reality, months before its premiere at Sadler’s Wells in May 2018 

The Creation 

2.15 pm – 4.15 pm 

Watch the full production of Artistic Director Mark Baldwin’s dance staging of Joseph Haydn’s most famous and enduring masterpiece, recorded at Sadler’s Wells in November last year 

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