Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, is the most distinctive and the most creative working in Britain today.
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, the Company has sustained her pioneering commitment to choreography and developing dancers as artists, leading the way for over 85 years. The vision of this energetic Polish woman ensured that dance as an artform took root and blossomed in this country, and Rambert’s influence now extends across the world.
Marie Rambert was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes. She stressed the value of collaboration between choreographer, composer and artist and we continue in that tradition, routinely commissioning composers and artists alongside new choreography.
Today, the Company thrives on its unique ability to share with audiences the widest range of repertoire: works from our rich heritage as the UK’s oldest dance company; new works and re-stagings by choreographers from all over the world, including those who may be less well-known in the UK, and landmark dance from the 20th century. Bold, risk-taking, agile and beautiful, our dancers combine rigorous technique and artistry with an extraordinary ability to challenge and entertain. The Company is also renowned for its use of live music and is the only UK-based contemporary dance company always to tour with an orchestra.
Underpinning all of our choices is a passion to inspire audiences with the ideas, excitement and joy of this contemporary and collaborative art form.
Rambert Dance Company has plans to move the Company to new, purpose-built headquarters in the heart of London's South Bank. This exciting prospect will transform Rambert's working practices and realise its full potential for the next 85 years and beyond.
Rambert Dance Company is a registered charity, no: 326926