Video recording of panel discussion, 'Celebrating Rambert' session three, from the 70th anniversary celebrations at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden London on 11 July 1996

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2228 RDC/CH/01/0007
  • Dates of Creation
      11/07/1996
  • 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 pervious decade [1986 - 1996]. Jane Prichard (Archivist, Rambert Dance Company) chairs the panel discussion. The panel consists Christopher Bruce (former dancer; Artistic Director, Rambert Dance Company), Mark Baldwin (former dancer, Rambert Dance Company) and Amanda Britton (former dancer, Rambert Dance Company) . Bruce is not present during the first part of the event. First Baldwin and Britton are interview. The topics discussed include: whether they met Marie Rambert; experience working with specific choreographers including Glen Tetley, Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown; their training as dancers; the changing artistic/choreographic style of the Company during the 1980s; and Baldwin on choreographing for the Company. After 45 minutes Christopher Bruce joins the discussion. The topics he discusses include: the first time he met Marie Rambert; being taught dance by Marie Rambert; when he began choreographing; his choreographic influences and mode of working; his recent works including 'Quicksilver'; his approach to artistic direction of the Company; and London Musici. At the end the panellists answer questions from the audience.

Condition note:

VHS duration section: 00:00:00 - 01:28:15

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