VINTAGE RAMBERT: the challenge was on...
40 creatives, 9 rambert mentors, 37 studio hours, 1 day to tech, dress and perform 1 woman's incredible life.
Dame Marie Rambert, a pioneer of British Dance and founder of Rambert inspired the production Vintage Rambert. With access to the archive and her story, 16 performers and 8 composers worked with writers, musicians, costume designers, lighting designer, filmmakers, visual artist, photographer and production team to create a site-specific dance theatre piece at Canada Water Cultural Space, August 2013. We all met on the monday and performed on the saturday.
160 under 25's applied and 40 were offered a place.
It could have all gone horribly wrong. It didnt.
Directed, Produced and Choreographed by Deborah Galloway
Mentored Project Manager: Rosie Riley
Assistant Choreographer: Natalie Gibbs, Costume Supervisor: Caroline Hagley, Composer: Cheryl Frances Hoad, Scientist in Residence: Prof Nicky Clayton, Stage Manager: Bill Hammond, Technical Director: Malcolm Glanville, Archivist: Arike Oke
Filmmakers worked with Iconic Steps in filming and editing the documentary.
Vintage Rambert Company
Dancers: Charlotte Arnold, Lydia Baker, Isaac Bowry, David Evans, Joshua Gill, Marlene Hell, Megan Houldsworth, Bethany Monk-Lane, Kurt Nagy, Erin O'Toole, Hazel Pithers, Eliza Reger, Mia Roberts, Gabriela Serani, Cherie Thompson, Daniel Walsh
Composers/musicians: John-Henry Baker, Rosie Clements, Matthew Goodman, Rob Jones Khemi Shabazz, Benjamin Tassie, Miriam Verghese, , Yfat Soul Zisso,
Costume Designers: Natassia Green, Sophie Thomas, Ashleigh Turner
Writers: Clare McColloch, Phoebe Wagner,
Lighting Designer: Joshua Harriette
Visual Artist: Luka Vardiashvili
Photographer: Sara Azmy
Stage Managers: Letisha Larmond, Funmibi Ogunlesi
Filmmakers: Ysabella Alvarez, Sara Cowburn, Tari Eguruze, Colette Pacini
HLF funded project. Project partners: Southwark Council, The Albany, Canada Water Culture Space, Iconic Steps
Vintage Rambert was restaged as part of the opening celebrations for Rambert's move to the southbank in December 2013.