Rambert is Britain’s oldest dance company and have been presenting their work at Theatre Royal Brighton since the company started. This year is their 90th birthday and to celebrate they are presenting a series of off stage events before their performance at the Brighton Dome in March.
On Tuesday 14 February Rambert will be presenting a family workshop and a workshop for older people. Both will focus around an inspiring historical suitcase full of photographs, Marie Rambert’s personal possessions, music and original props from the company’s repertoire. Participants will be taken on a journey through Rambert’s 90 year history with a range of creative craft activities and of course some gentle and fun movement – no dance experience is required! Both sessions will end with a look on stage and behind the scenes at Theatre Royal Brighton.
On Friday 17 February there is an opportunity to discover the rich history of Rambert as the company’s archivist, Arike Oke, discusses their 90 of activity and the role Brighton’s theatres have played in its development. There will also be a chance to see objects from Rambert’s unique archive, as well as vintage poster bills from the Theatre Royal Brighton’s own collection. The talk will be preceded by a backstage tour.
Rambert will also be performing a triple bill including Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece Ghost Dances at Theatre Royal Brighton from Wed 1 Mar – Sat 4 Mar.