News: Rambert announces new Artistic Director

Friday 7 April 2006

Mark Baldwin Mark Baldwin new Artistic Director of Rambert
The Board of Rambert Dance Company has announced the appointment of Mark Baldwin as the new Artistic Director of the company.

Mark was a dancer with Rambert from 1983 to 1992 and has also performed with a diverse range of dance companies including New Zealand Ballet, Second Stride, Australian Dance Theatre and of course his own Mark Baldwin Dance Company which was the recipient of the 2001 South Bank Show Award for Dance. He has also choreographed pieces for Phoenix Dance Company, Scottish Ballet(resident choreographer 1996), the oyal Ballet, London City Ballet and Rambert Dance Company.

The Rambert board was impressed with Mark’s strong vision for the future of the company, which incorporates collaborations with other art forms, particularly music and the visual arts. The board is confident that under his directorship the company can look forward to an exciting future.

Chairman Prudence Skene says: _“We are delighted that Mark Baldwin has agreed to become the new Artistic Director of the company and are particularly pleased that we have managed to recruit someone who has strong roots within the company: Mark’s career as a Rambert dancer for many years thus ensures the Rambert tradition will continue. _
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While welcoming Mark’s appointment, I would also like to pay tribute to Christopher Bruce’s direction of the company over the last eight years. It has been a period of considerable achievement and he hands over a magnificent company. His long association with the company, as dancer, choreographer and director, will be celebrated during the company’s season at Sadler’s Wells in November 2002.”

Mark Baldwin says: “I feel privileged and fortunate to inherit the best dance company in the world and I am confident that I can build on Rambert’s traditions to create vital programmes that express the most thrilling aspects of dance today.”
more on Mark Baldwin

Read a transcipt of Mark Baldwin’s Work in Progress on the
BBC Radio 3 website
Press
Mark Baldwin gave an interview to Stuart Sweeney of criticaldance.com
read more
and Judith Mackrell writes in the
Guardian 1 July 02

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