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







Rambert Mentors

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





Vintage Rambert was restaged as part of the opening celebrations for Rambert's move to the southbank in December 2013. 

HLF funded project. Project partners: Southwark Council, The Albany, Canada Water Culture Space, Iconic Steps