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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2002 8:41 am 
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The Rambert Autumn tour hits the road next week for a hectic 2 months. This is where we will post all the latest news and newspaper coverage. We also hope to get comments from dance fans around the country and would love to have your feedback. So don't worry if you've never done it before. A few words would be great, but if you want to write more you might like to look at our beginners' guide to reviewing.

The tour features the new-to-the-company Kylian "Study from Blackbird" and the world premier of their new Wayne McGregor work "PreSentient".

In addition audiences around the UK and beyond see some other super work including Rambert's excellent take on Cunningham's "Ground Level Overlay", the hilarious "The Parade's Gone By" and two recent successful Christopher Bruce creations "Grinning in Your Face" and "Hurricane", where the choreographer's social concerns are once again eloquently expressed.

Here are the tour details:

Rambert at The Lowry

The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays
M50 3AZ

Box Office: 0161 876 2000

Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm

Programme:
Study from Blackbird, Kylián, RAMBERT PREMIERE
Hurricane, Bruce
Ground Level Overlay, Cunningham
The Parades Gone By, Kemp

Duration: Approx 2 hours and 20 minutes including 2 intervals

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Jersey Opera House

Gloucester Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 3QR

Box Office: 01534 511115

Wednesday 2 - Friday 4 October, 7.30pm

Programme:
Hurricane, Bruce
Study from Blackbird, Kylián
Cheese, James
Grinning In Your Face, Bruce

Duration: Approx 2 hours including 2 intervals

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre

13/29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9FT

Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Book Online

Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm

Programme:
Ground Level Overlay, Cunningham
PreSentient, McGregor, WORLD PREMIERE

Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
Duration: Approx 2 hours 25 minutes including 2 intervals

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The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

The Friars
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2AS

Box Office: 01227 787787

Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm
Matinee: Saturday 19 October, 2pm

Programme:
Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
The Parades Gone By, Kemp
Duration: Approx 1 hour and 50 minutes including 1 interval

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Theatre Basel, Switzerland

Elisabethenstrasse 16
4010 Basel
Switzerland

Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October

Programme:
Hurricane, Christopher Bruce
Blackbird, Jirí Kylián
PreSentient, Wayne McGregor
Ghost Dances, Christopher Bruce

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Sadler's Wells, London

Rosebery Avenue
Islington
London
EC1R 4TN

Box Office: 020 7863 8000
Book Online Now

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm

Programme:
Study from Blackbird, Kylián
Sounding, Davies
Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
PreSentient, McGregor, LONDON PREMIERE

Duration: Approx 2 hours 10 minutes including 2 intervals

Education Matinee: Thursday 14 November, 2pm

Family Matinee: Saturday 16 November, 2.30pm

Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
PreSentient, McGregor

Duration: Approx 1 hour 30 minutes including 1 interval

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Plymouth Theatre Royal

Royal Parade
Plymouth
PL1 2TR

Box Office: 01752 267222

Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm

Programme:
Study from Blackbird, Kylián
Hurricane, Bruce
PreSentient, McGregor
The Parades Gone By, Kemp
Duration: Approx 2 hours and 10 minutes including 2 intervals

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A Rambert premiere this Autumn:

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Here is some useful information about the Company from round and about:

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From the Rambert website, here are:

More details of the Autumn repertoire

And the link to the home page for all the latest news.

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CriticalDance Interviews with:

Christopher Bruce, July 2002

Mark Baldwin on his recent appointment as Rambert AD

Christopher Bruce on dance and human rights

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Other recent news:

Comings and goings including the appointment of Bruce Sansom as Head of Development

[url=http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=000291[b]Rafael Bonachela's choreography for Kylie Minogue[/url]

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Our coverage of the most recent Rambert tours:

Spring tour 2002

Autumn tour 2001

Spring tour 2001

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And perhaps most important, you can play a role in the future of Rambert through the various Supporters' Schemes

If you want even more information on Rambert, then go to "search" at top right and you'll find enough to keep you out of mischief for a long time to come.

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Now it's your turn. If you want to post a comment about the Autumn tour or anything else to do with Rambert, we will be delighted. To post a comment you will need to register, which is easy and free. Click here to get started.

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Rambert Dance Company comes to The Lowry
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PASSION, intrigue and glamour from the golden age of Hollywood come in a pulsating parody of a package entitled The Parade's Gone By when Rambert Dance Company bring their forthcoming tour to The Lowry next Wednesday.

And the piece, by Lindsay Kemp, might well see artistic director Christopher Bruce making an appearance himself on at least one of the nights.

"You've got to keep your hand in, otherwise you might be asking other dancers to do something that's impossible," he laughs. The tour marks the company's last one with Bruce as artistic director, but he rejects any suggestion that he must feel a little ambivalent about the prospect.

"Oh no, every performance is important," he protests. "This programme is a particularly strong one. You never feel you can sit back."

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Article in The Herald.

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It's tempting to subtitle the Rambert programme that comes to Edinburgh next month as "Hello and Goodbye". The "hello" part is the premiere of Wayne McGregor's piece, PreSentient. The "goodbye" comes from Christopher Bruce who will, in a few weeks, step down as artistic director. Some choreographers would see this as a green-light opportunity to stage choice selections of their own work. Not Bruce. Now, as per usual, it's the company that comes first. "There's nothing especially different just because I'm going," he says. "There's a continuity in our programming that I haven't interrupted just to say goodbye. It's not a special programme in that sense, but there are special things in it, I think. The Merce Cunningham piece, which is one of the finest I've seen for a long time. The company do it brilliantly. Wayne's piece. And Grinning In Your Face, which is the last piece I made for the company, just last year. It's a good programme, I think."
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Barry Purves posted this in another topic and I have copied it here:

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Hi there - I'm new to this site but certainly not new to the Rambert - so apologies if I'm in the wrong place.But saw the company last night at the Lowry and what a joyous satisfying evening. Ok so the packed house with hundreds of children made it feel like I was in the audience of Crackerjack, but what a response. All the pieces were stunning and I could have sat through every performance this week. Come back to the Lowry soon. I think I first saw the Rambert back in the early 70's at the Royal Northern College. One piece I remember from the 80's featured the stage littered with a car crash and its debris with the music coming from the car radio, as the dead bodies danced their farewell. Any clues as to what that was? I think it was around the time of the Tetley Tempest. Sorry if I get the details all mixed up.


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Thanks for your comments report Barry and looking through the rep for the Lowry (see first post here) I can see that it is very strong with a real mix of contemporary dance styles from "Hurricane" to "Ground Level Overlay".

The school students do give Rambert performances a distinctive feel and some get very irritated with the crisp and sweet wrappers. But for me it seems a real investment in the future of dance and Rambert's record in Education is exemplary.

By the way how do you like the Lowry auditorium Barry? It's one of my favourites.

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Hi Barry
Im writing from Rambert and I have asked our archivist for the name of the piece that you describe. She tells me that it is called The Accident and was choreographed by Zoltan Imre in 1977.
Im glad that you enjoyed the performance at The Lowry.


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Sorry to be a dissenting voice, but having avidly followed Rambert since the late '60s, I was profoundly disappointed by most of the programme at the Lowry on Saturday 28th September.

"Study From Blackbird" was sublime - as accomplished as anything I have seen by Rambert.

"Hurricane" was well enough danced, but dull and tediously repetitive.

Perhaps we caught the company on a bad day for "Ground Level Overlay" and "The Parades Gone By". Each of them seemed simply workaday performances with scant evidence of the interpretive flair, style and excitement that I have always associated with Rambert. These two dances, at least on that evening, seemed more suggestive of Northern Ballet Theatre in rehearsal than the wonderful company I have loved and supported for all these years.

I hope that it was just an off day.


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Thanks for the comments Richard and welcome to CriticalDance. NB Im struggling with an Estonian keyboard here, so dont be surprised if the punctuation is eccentric!

Im thinking back to seeing Ground Level Overlay and The Parades Gone By at Sadlers Wells and I have to say that I enjoyed both a lot. But hey! It would be a boring world if we all thought the same.

Did anyone else catch the Lowry performances.


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Rambert
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By Stephanie Ferguson in The Guardian

This tour is the swansong for Rambert's artistic director Christopher Bruce, who, after nearly nine years in the job, hands over to Mark Baldwin at the end of this year. The present dancers ooze excellence. Sharp and incredibly versatile, their contemporary moves undercut with classical technique, they are a credit to their artistic leader and a joy to watch.
This four-part programme is nothing if not diverse: the naked beauty of Jiri Kylian's duo from Blackbird; Bruce's punch-packing plea for justice, Hurricane (well danced by Simon Cooper, but lacking the mercurial quality of David Hughes, for whom it was made); Merce Cunningham's extraordinary kaleidoscope of cyber-dance, Ground Level Overlay; the revival of Lindsay Kemp's wonderful Hollywood romp, The Parades Gone By. It was a night to get kids whistling and pensioners waving their programmes.

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article in the Scotsman.

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Longevity is a rare thing in dance. But when Christopher Bruce finally bids adieu to Rambert this autumn, it will signal the end of one of the genre’s longest-running relationships. Forty years after Marie Rambert first took a teenage Bruce under her wing, he has risen through the ranks from pupil to dancer to choreographer and ultimately artistic director. And, thanks to Bruce’s extraordinary talent and vision, audience figures have risen along with him.
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Article in The Sunday Herald.

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Wayne McGregor -- six-foot plus, a silver spike through his ear -- moves quietly round the empty auditorium of Salford's Lowry Centre, searching for the best point from which to view his latest commission for Rambert Dance Company, PreSentient. On stage, 12 of the world's best dancers are threading their powerful frames through an assault course of complex, fractured dance moves that challenge even their technical mastery. A female dancer hurtles forward, bullet-like, to the strains of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet, is caught -- only just -- by her duet partner, spun like a majorette's baton, then up-ended and dragged into the wings.
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Article in the Scotsman.

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CHRISTOPHER Bruce has spent a lifetime dancing and choreographing, then running one of Britain’s most prestigious dance companies. "And it was all achieved on one leg," he says with an ironic smile. For the outgoing artistic director of the Rambert Dance Company is slightly lame - the result of childhood polio.
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Congratulations to Jackie McGlone for an excellent interview with Christopher Bruce in The Scotsman, which gives a fine pen sketch of the man and his contribution to Rambert and UK dance.

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