Rambert School is thrilled to launch an exciting new programme, the MA Professional Dance Performance, which offers students a unique opportunity to be part of Rambert2. Rambert2 is a pioneering new ensemble created in partnership with Rambert dance company to bring together dancers with outstanding ability, creativity and individuality. The MA Professional Dance Performance is awarded and validated by the University of Kent.
The duration of the programme will take place over 15 months, beginning July 2018. As part of the MA Professional Dance Performance programme, students will form part of the Rambert2 ensemble. Membership of the Rambert2 company will be for a fixed term of one year beginning on Monday 16 July 2018. Rambert2 dancers create and tour world-class contemporary dance, while developing their individual creative and reflective dance practice, and gaining a professional postgraduate qualification.
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