Rambert Dance Company
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In 1926 Marie Rambert (1888-1982), founder of Rambert Dance Company formed a dance troupe using students from her school. The ballet, A Tragedy of Fashion by Frederick Ashton was part of a revue at the Lyric theatre in Hammersmith. This was said to mark the birth of British ballet and also the formation of The Ballet Club which went on to became Ballet Rambert. Marie Rambert was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes. She stressed the value of collaboration between choreographer, composer, artist and the company continues in that tradition routinely commissioning composers and artists alongside new choreography.  The Ballet Rambert was recognised as one of the most innovative ballet companies of the 20th century, producing some of the world’s most renowned choreographers. By the middle of the century, the Royal Ballet had superseded the company as the UKs leading classical ballet company, so Rambert made the decision to diversify the work of the company, introducing modern and neoclassical work into the repertoire. In the 1960s under the direction of Norman Maurrice the Ballet Rambert moved completely from classical ballet, concentrating instead on the development of contemporary dance. The company was rebranded Rambert Dance Company in 1987. Several Artistic Directors have put their stamp on the company; now led by Mark Baldwin the focus has again returned to collaboration with other art forms, in order to create a body of work that is visually and aurally stimulating for audiences. In 2013 Rambert will be moving into a new building for making dance at the heart of London’s South Bank contributing to the UK’s major cultural hub.

Labyrinth of Love by Rambert Dance