Spring Mixed Programme | Phenomenal & Inspiring!
25th April 2019
The Spring Mixed Programme, staged at our Anya Linden Studio Theatre at the end of the Spring Term, premiered newly commissioned works by guest choreographers, alongside classical and contemporary repertoire and a selection of unique and creative student choreography.
Over four nights, students performed exciting new work by leading choreographic lights and company directors Julie Cunningham, Charlotte Edmonds and Jason Mabana, all of whom trained at the School, Kim Brandstrup and Martin Lawrance.
The programme also included an excerpt of Stream by notable School alumni Christopher Bruce CBE, a piece originally created in the 1990s and restaged by contemporary teacher, and longtime Bruce collaborator, Paul Liburd MBE. Representing classical was the Moskowski Waltz, a breathtaking pas-de-deux originally choreographed by Vassily Vainonen and restaged by ballet teacher Chris Wright.
In addition to the main programme, on the first night we were delighted to present a curtain-raiser from students of our Pre-Vocational course. They danced pieces choreographed by our undergraduate degree students and originally staged as part of The Soldier’s Tale, a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music. It was great to see two generations of the School united in creativity through this process.
Audience members in attendance throughout the week included leading figures from the industry – here’s what some of them had to say on the Spring Mixed Programme:
“Exceptional performance at Rambert School this evening. It is hard to believe that these performers are still students. Great choreography by Julie Cunningham, Charlotte Edmonds and Christopher Bruce.”
“Thank you for the show – inspirational as always!”
“What a phenomenal performance from all the dancers – from the Pre-Vocational to the full time students. Inspiring choreography, electrifying dancing!”
See HERE for forthcoming School performances, including at the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells and at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, as part of their Young Talent Festival.