News: Rambert goes Underground!

Wednesday 12 January 2005

Rambert Dance Company took the tube to bring dance to the masses this week. The London Underground ‘event’ starts at Canary Wharf Tube Station, continuing along the platform before boarding carriages on the Jubilee line and culminating at Waterloo Station.

Visit London has commissioned the company to perform on the London Underground. In celebration of London’s dazzling dance, opera and ballet offering for 2005, twelve dancers from Rambert performed extracts from Constant Speed, Artistic Director Mark Baldwin’s latest production which premières at Sadler’s Wells in May.

“This unique event highlights the selection of internationally acclaimed productions that are scheduled to take place across London in the forthcoming year”
explains, David Campbell, Visit London’s CEO. “The productions coming to the capital in 2005 are amongst the best in our history and rival any city in the world.”

Visit London’s role is to promote London as the world’s most exciting city, targeting domestic and overseas leisure and business visitors as well as Londoners. It is funded by, and works in partnership with, the Mayor of London’s London Development Agency and the commercial industry.

Related articles:
Richard Jinman talked to communters to find out what they thought,

“Theresa Smith was not expecting to find herself with a front row seat at a modern ballet performance. She was, after all, travelling on the London underground to a doctor’s appointment.”

Guardian, 18 Jan.05

“The Rambert Dance Company is going down the tube, literally finding a new platform for its productions. Britain’s oldest dance company is staging the first ballet on the London Underground in an attempt to reach out to the masses.”

Dalya Alberge, Times, 17 Jan.05

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