Rambert Dance Company Archive: Workshops

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Rambert began its series of choreographic workshops in March 1967. The workshops were described as an occasion 'whereby novice choreographers, designers and musicians are given an opportunity to use their talents in a practical field' (Rambert a Celebration, p 76).

In order to qualify as a workshop it would have been 'performed to a paying audience. It does not include work choreographed for workshops with only invited audiences which generally denote work in progress' (Rambert a Celebration, p 137).

Workshops records have been catalogued in chronological order. Workshops that appear in this series are those that were performed as workshops only, if a work passed in to the Company repertoire than it appears in Productions (RDC/PD).

Arrangement

The Rambert archive remained largely un-catalogued until 2012/13. The current catalogue structure was drafted by cataloguing archivist Eilís McCarthy based on the archive location guide, a survey of the collection and research into the Company history. Senior members of staff were also consulted and the final catalogue structure was approved by Rambert Chief Executive Nadia Stern and Company Archivist Arike Oke.

The catalogue is based on a functional structure of Rambert. Series roughly correspond with departments creating and collecting the records. The structure is as follows;

RDC Rambert Archive

- RDC/AD Administration

- RDC/BU Buildings and Estates Managements

- RDC/CH Company History

- RDC/FI Financial records

- RDC/FU Fundraising

- RDC/HR Staff records

- RDC/LP Learning and participation

- RDC/MA Marketing

- RDC/P Press

- RDC/PD Productions

- RDC/PD/01 Images of Rambert productions

- RDC/PD/02 Technical

- RDC/PD/03 Music

- RDC/PD/04 Movement notation and choreographers' notes

- RDC/PD/05 Design

- RDC/PD/06 Production Administration

- RDC/PD/07 Rambert repertoire reference files

- RDC/PD/08 Non-repertoire reference files

- RDC/PF Performance records

- RDC/WS Workshops

Conditions Governing Access

Open

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright owned by choreographer(s), dancer(s), musician(s) and designer(s). Can not be copied without copyright owners' permission.