Rambert2 is a pioneering new ensemble created in partnership with Rambert dance company to bring together ten dancers with outstanding ability, creativity and individuality.
Rambert2 dancers create and tour world-class contemporary dance, while developing their individual creative and reflective dance practice, and gaining a professional postgraduate qualification. During their year, dancers will complete a new postgraduate qualification, MA in Professional Dance Performance, awarded by Rambert School and validated by the University of Kent.
Rambert2 is the first programme in the world to integrate professional experience at the highest level with postgraduate study. All members will receive financial support equivalent to the London Living Wage and be based at Rambert’s home on London’s south bank. Rambert2 will be funded through a combination of box office revenues, Rambert’s core funding from Arts Council England and a major three-year grant from The Linbury Trust. The company’s debut season is also supported by Sadler’s Wells.
Rambert2 will perform work by top international choreographers Rafael Bonachela, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin and Benoit Swan Pouffer at venues around the UK in 2018, including at Sadler’s Wells in London. In addition to theatre performances, the company will also create and deliver unique education and learning experiences for schools and other communities.
Applications have now closed for the first Rambert2 cohort.
Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, Rafael Bonachela