Video recording of panel discussion, 'Celebrating Rambert' session two, from the 70th anniversary celebrations at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden London on 10 July 1996

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  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/CH/01/0006
  • Dates of Creation
      10/07/1996
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 VHS VHS Digitised with digital access file available: Yes

Scope and Content

Operated camera, near distance. The second of a series of discussions featuring artists from the Company's history. Specially arranged to commemorate Rambert's 70th Anniversary. The subject of this session is the changing nature of the Company in the 1960's, particularly 1966. Jane Prichard (Archivist, Rambert Dance Company) chairs the panel discussion. The panel consists former dancers and Artistic Directors John Cheswoth and Norman Morrice. The topics discussed include: the first time they met Marie Rambert; experiences working in the Notting Hill area while dancers; Marie Rambert as a producer getting work out of choreographers and dancers; experience of becoming choreographers; the 1960's change when the Company re-embraced its 1930's ethos of a small company nurturing new choreography and introduction of the modern technique; the audience response to the change; difficulty finding creative and technical personnel and technical supplies and costume suitable for use in modern productions; the choreographic workshops; 'Bertram Battel'; and commercial pressure on the Company and dancers' publicity work. At the end the panellists take questions from the audience.

Condition note: Picture drop outs.

VHS duration section: 01:17:51 - 02:39:25

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