Rambert2 2019/20 Auditions and new Dance Commissions

Aishwarya Raut, Conor Kerrigan, Hua Han (c) Nicolas Guttridge and Benoit Swan Pouffer

Britain’s leading contemporary dance company is inviting the world’s finest early-career dancers to join Rambert2, Rambert’s second ensemble designed to develop and showcase the next generation of highly skilled, thinking dancers.

The inaugural Rambert2 cohort attracted over 800 applicants, who attended open auditions at Rambert’s London studios in February this year. 13 dancers were chosen from all over the world, with training from centres in Asia, America and Europe. A second cohort will form Rambert2 for 12 months from the end of July 2019. During their year, dancers will complete a postgraduate qualification, MA in Professional Dance Performance, awarded by Rambert School, one of the country’s leading dance conservatoires.

For the 2019/20 season, Rambert2 will work with choreographers Andrea Miller and Jermaine Spivey, who have been commissioned to create two new dance works for the ensemble. These works will form part of a mixed bill to tour the UK, including Sadler’s Wells in autumn 2019. The company will continue to tour schools withKamuyot, a dance work created by choreographer Ohad Naharin for schools and other non-theatre spaces.

Salome Pressac (c) Nicolas Guttridge and Benoit Swan Pouffer
Salome Pressac (c) Nicolas Guttridge and Benoit Swan Pouffer

Andrea Miller is the founder, Artistic Director and choreographer of Brooklyn-based company Gallim. A sought-after creator and collaborator in dance, art, film, theatre, tech, and fashion, Miller was named 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, becoming the first choreographer to hold that distinction.

Jermaine Spivey is an award-winning dancer, educator, and choreographer. As a choreographer, he has most recently created for Westside Dance Project, Salt Contemporary Dance, as well as a full evening work, premiered at Disjectain Portland, Oregon. He has worked closely with Crystal Pitesince 2008 as a dancer and has staged her works for companies such as Cedar Lake BalletCarte Blanche, Hessisches StaatsBallett Wiesbaden and Netherlands Dance Theater.

Rambert2 is delivered in partnership between Rambert and Rambert School as part of an MA in Professional Dance Performance. Rambert2 is supported by the Linbury Trust.

For full details about auditions, see www.rambert.org.uk/rambert2