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We are promised a ground frost overnight, which means that summer is well and truly ended. But for consolation, Rambert Dance Company's Autumn 2003 Tour gets underway on 24th February and continues through to the beginning of December.

We are delighted to be working with Rambert again and 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. See the next posting for details of what you need to do.

Rambert’s Autumn Tour 2003 is the first to be programmed by Mark Baldwin and here is an outline of the pieces to be seen, with a selection at each venue :

21
Rambert dancer and choreographer Rafael Bonachela collaborates with Kylie Minogue's creative team to produce a work that explores pure physical expression.

Elsa Canasta
The second work to be created for Rambert by Javier De Frutos and is performed to music and songs by the ever-popular composer and lyricist Cole Porter, including a rare score Porter wrote in 1923.

Living Toys
Karole Armitage’s first creation for Rambert, Living Toys transports us into that precarious and surreal state where dreams and consciousness merge.

PreSentient (see image above with Amy Hollingsworth)
Another physically audacious spectacle by Wayne McGregor, with 12 dancers performing at breakneck speed to Steve Reich's kinetic Triple Quartet.

Visions Fugitives
Prokofiev’s score, Visions Fugitives, comprises 15 miniatures, each lasting between 20 and 60 seconds with choreography by Hans van Manen.

For more details of the Autumn Tour programme please go to the Rambert website

Here is the full tour schedule:

The Lowry, Salford

The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays
M50 3AZ

Box Office: 0870 787 5790

Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 September, 7.30pm

Visions Fugitives, van Manen
21, Bonachela
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos, (WORLD PREMIERE)

Duration: Approx 1 hour and 55 minutes including 2 intervals

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Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal
Theatre Street
Norwich
NR2 1RL

Box Office: 01603 630000

Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 October, 7.30pm
Matinee: Saturday 4 October, 2.30pm

PreSentient, McGregor
Visions Fugitives, van Manen
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 1 hour 55 minutes including 2 intervals

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Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome
St Augustines Parade
Bristol
BS1 4UZ

Box Office: 0870 607 7500 (Ticketmaster)

Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 October, 7.30pm

21, Bonachela
Visions Fugitives, van Manen
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 1 hour and 45 minutes including 2 intervals

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Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre
Marlborough Gate
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3NZ

Box Office: 01908 60 60 90 (booking fee)

Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 October, 7.30pm

21, Bonachela
Visions Fugitives, van Manen
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 1 hours and 55 minutes including 2 intervals

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Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Wycombe Swan
St Mary Street
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 2XE

Box Office: 01494 512000

Wednesday 29 October – Saturday 1 November, 7.30pm

PreSentient, McGregor
Living Toys, Armitage
Elsa Canesta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 2 hours including 2 intervals

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9FT

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 5 - Friday 7 November, 7.30pm

21, Bonachela
Visions Fugitives, van Manen
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 1 hour 55 minutes including 2 intervals

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Sadler's Wells, London

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
Islington
London
EC1R 4TN

Box Office: 020 7863 8000

Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 November, 7.30pm

Living Toys, Armitage, LONDON PREMIERE
PreSentient, McGregor
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos, LONDON PREMIERE
Duration: Approx 1 hour 45 minutes including 2 intervals

Education Matinee: Thursday 27 November, 2pm
Family Matinee: Saturday 29 November, 2.30pm

Living Toys, Armitage
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 1 hour 15 minutes including 1 interval

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Plymouth Theatre Royal

Plymouth Theatre Royal
Royal Parade
Plymouth
PL1 2TR

Box Office: 01752 267222

Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm

21, Bonachela
Living Toys, Armitage
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos
Duration: Approx 1 hour and 45 minutes including 2 intervals

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Some recent press releases from Rambert:

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MARK BALDWIN’S VISION FOR RAMBERT

“As I look around Rambert’s home here in West London, I’m constantly aware of Dame Marie Rambert’s extraordinary achievement in establishing this fine Company 77 years ago. To follow her, and all of the other illustrious artistic directors of Rambert, is an enormous responsibility, but one that I find inspiring.

Since my arrival in December 2002, I have been getting to know all of Rambert’s dancers and staff and planning the future artistic shape of the Company’s repertoire. This period of thinking time has led me to the conclusion that my ambitions for Rambert will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. As a former dancer with the Company, I see my appointment as representing a continuation of the Rambert tradition.

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RAMBERT TOURING PLANS: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2003

WITH LONDON MUSICI

Rambert, Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company, announces its autumn tour, the first to be programmed by Rambert’s new Artistic Director MARK BALDWIN. The tour includes a brand new work by JAVIER DE FRUTOS, Elsa Canasta and following its success in Glasgow, Living Toys by KAROLE ARMITAGE also enters the repertoire.

The tour opens at The Lowry, Salford (24-27 September) with the WORLD PREMIERE of Elsa Canasta by JAVIER DE FRUTOS, performed to music and songs by COLE PORTER, including a recently discovered ballet score. The ballet will be further enhanced by the live performance of the score by Rambert’s Associate Orchestra, LONDON MUSICI and a female vocalist. Rambert then visits Norwich, Bristol, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Edinburgh and Plymouth, returning to London for its Sadler’s Wells season at the end of November.

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UNIQUE DANCE AND SCIENCE COMMISSION

2005 marks the centenary of Einstein’s publication of three of his most far-reaching ideas, which changed scientific thinking. As part of the year-long celebrations to mark ‘Einstein Year’, part of a ‘World Year of Physics’, the Institute of Physics has commissioned Rambert Dance Company to produce a new work, which will be choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin. This will be the first work created by Baldwin for Rambert as Artistic Director.

The creation of this work will be one of the most prominent events during the Einstein Year and it is hoped, through Rambert’s touring activities, that it will help to increase public awareness of physics, and Einstein Year.

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NEW SOUTH BANK LOCATION FOR RAMBERT

Rambert Dance Company has an outstanding opportunity to move to a new purpose-built home on the South Bank – a location in the cultural and economic heart of London. Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB), are planning a multi-use development on the Doon Street Car Park site (behind the National Theatre) and have invited Rambert to be part of it.

Iain Tuckett, Director of Coin Street Community Builders, says “We believe contemporary dance should have a much higher profile in popular culture and in our local community. Our Doon Street development provides us with an opportunity to substantially change the balance of commercial and residential uses on London’s South Bank and to introduce significant new uses including public swimming, indoor sports and contemporary dance. As the UK’s leading contemporary dance company, Rambert would be able to join the National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern, the Design Museum and many other world standard arts organisations which have made their homes on London’s South Bank. In return we ask only that Rambert inspire and support local community involvement in that most perfect expression of human creativity; contemporary dance.”

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The Autumn 2003 Tour will be the first where Mark Baldwin has selected the full repertoire.

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Here is a BBC Radio3 series of short programmes as Mark rehearses a work for his own Company in 2001:

February 2001: The choreographer Mark Baldwin on his ballet, 'The Bird Sings With It's Fingers', a collaboration with the composer Julian Anderson, based on Jean Cocteau's film noir, 'Orphee'.

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Here is the link to our interview with Mark Baldwin in the week that he was appointed as Rambert's new AD.

And here is the link to details about Mark Baldwin's career on Rambert's excellent website.

Here is some other useful information about the Company:

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From the Rambert website, here are is the link to the home page for all the latest news.

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Some other CriticalDance Interviews:

Bruce Sansom on his appointment as Rambert's Head of Development

Rafael Bonachela, Rambert's new Associate Choreographer

and from Christopher Bruce's stewardship of Rambert:

Christopher Bruce, July 2002

Christopher Bruce on dance and human rights

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Other items:

[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 previous Rambert tours:

Spring tour 2003

Autumn tour 2002

Spring tour 2002

Autumn tour 2001

Spring tour 2001

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In the July edition of "ballet-dance monthly" Rambert Dance Company was our focus for the month. Scroll down the left hand side column for the Rambert section, where you'll find plenty to keep you entertained on a dank Autumn evening, including a Gallery of recent Rambert images.

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

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New score will lead ballet company's tour
From The Hounslow Guardian

RAMBERT Dance Company, the Chiswick High Road based contemporary dance company has announced its autumn tour - the first to be programmed by their new Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin.

The tour includes a brand new work by Javier De Frutos, 'Elsa Canasta' and following its success in Glasgow, 'Living Toys' by Karole Armitage, will also enter the repertoire.

The tour opens at The Lowry, Salford (September 24-27th) with the World Premier of 'Elsa Canasta' by Javier De Frutos, performed to music and songs by Cole Porter, including a recently discovered ballet score.

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Rambert trio for Lowry
By Lawrence Poole for Manchester online


FANS of the Rambert Dance Company are in for a treat this autumn when the ensemble return to Salford for a triple-bill performance.

Led by new artistic director Mark Baldwin, Britain’s oldest dance company will give a world premiere of Elsa Canasta, perform Visions Fugitives and finally, 21.

The first on the bill to open is Hans van Manen’s Visions Fugitives.

Backed by Prokofiev’s score, the show comprises of 15 minatures, which act as the inspiration for the Dutch choreographer to create a suite of dances around.

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BUSINESS EDUCATION: Ballet staff kept on their toes
By Della Bradshaw for The Financial Times


It is not often that classical ballet dancers find their way on to traditional management education programmes. But Bruce Samson, former principal at the UK's Royal Ballet Company and protégé of the legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, is perhaps no ordinary classical ballet dancer.

For Mr Samson is interested in the business side of dance as well as the creative. The course, he says, gave him the managerial experience he wanted to carry out his role as the new head of development at London's Rambert Dance Company.

"I want to understand both sides of the artistic environment," says Mr Samson. "I have seen people do it [dance management] without preparation. It's a personal risk and a risk to the organisation."

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By Kevin Bourke


BRITAIN'S flagship modern dance ensemble Rambert Dance Company returns to The Lowry next week with a triple-bill that boasts the world première of Elsa Canasta, by the flamboyant Venezuelan choreographer Javier De Frutos.

The short season also includes 21 by Rambert's Associate Choreographer, Rafael Bonachela, which incorporates a short film featuring Kylie Minogue, as well as Visions Fugitives by Dutch choreographer Hans Van Manen.

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Rambert's Autumn 2003 Tour kicks off today in the Lowry, Salford, arguably the best theatre for dance in the UK, as well as a strikingly original building. Here's a reminder of the programme:

The Lowry, Salford

The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays
M50 3AZ

Box Office: 0870 787 5790

Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 September, 7.30pm

Visions Fugitives, van Manen
21, Bonachela
Elsa Canasta, De Frutos, (WORLD PREMIERE)

Duration: Approx 1 hour and 55 minutes including 2 intervals

Best wishes to all at Rambert for a very successful Autumn Tour. If you see the show, please tell us about it here.

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Rambert Dance Company @ The Lowry
By Robert Beale for Manchester online

KYLIE magic worked for Rambert Dance last night, as The Lowry was filled to the gunnels - by even more schoolgirls than usual, keen to see Kylie Minogue, even if it was only on a back-projected film in one item.

And they loved every minute, judging by the applause. And the company, now under Mark Baldwin's artistic direction, has clearly lost none of its versatility or technical virtuosity.

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The exhilarating and flamboyant Rambert Dance Company makes a welcome return to Norfolk under the control of a new artistic director. From BBCi Norfolk.


The Rambert Dance Company are back in Norwich this October with the promise of an exciting and dynamic mixed bill under new Artistic Director Mark Baldwin.

"There was more fear in me in taking the job than I expected," said Baldwin of his new post.

"I shouldn't have been so frightened of it. I was lucky in that I was a dancer in the Rambert for 10 years and that gives me an insight into the company already.

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Review from The Guardian.

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It's not often you see buttocks rhythmically groped to the strains of Cole Porter, but with Venezuelan choreographer Javier De Frutos, anything goes, especially below the belt. Inspired by an obsessive, repetitive section of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - where Honey paces the stairs nearing hysteria - his new piece Elsa Canasta has more sexual tweaking, crotch-grabbing and pelvic-thrusting than your average lap-dancing club
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Review from The Independent.

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There are endless ways of going up and down a staircase as Javier De Frutos demonstrates in his second work for Ballet Rambert, Elsa Canasta. One of two new commissions central to the company's extensive autumn tour, it takes its inspiration from a production of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which left De Frutos with the indelible impression of Honey pacing obsessively up and down a set of stairs. This, and the words of his compatriot, the Venezuelan playwright Isaac Chocron, "Repetition is theatre's fuel", provided his stimulus.

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Ismene Brown reviews Rambert Dance Company at Bristol Hippodrome

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Sex and celebrity preoccupy us all, and Rambert Dance Company, under its new artistic director Mark Baldwin, has come up with a remarkable triple bill as comprehensive as an entire conference of counsellors, and vastly more entertaining.
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jennie123 posted this in another topic and I have copied it here:

jennie123 posted 11 October 2003 05:12 PM
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I've just been to see rambert at bristol and it was amazing. I had to study a dance company at college and i did rambert. it was amazing to finally get to see them live after two years of study. The show was fast and exciting. I really enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd sections the best. The 3rd section was funny and the dancing was amazing. Everybody looked as if they were enjoying themselves which is what dance is all about. it felt very 60's in the last section with the colours and dress and style. I would recommend anyone to go and see it. I will be going again next time they go to bristol.


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Hi jennie and welcome to CriticalDance. Great to hear that you enjoyed Rambert so much. I can't wait to see them when they come to London in November.


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