News: Chiswick based dance studios to let...

Monday 30 July 2012 by Carmel Smith

Need a new dance studio? Rambert's building is up for grabs...

Rambert Dance Company is well on its way towards moving into a new purpose built home on the South Bank next year. A ‘To let’ sign has been installed on the building in Chiswick which has been the Company’s home since 1971.

Nadia Stern, Chief Executive of Rambert Dance Company said today: ‘Placing the leased portion of our current building on the market takes us another step closer to realising our vision for a state-of-the-art choreographic centre on the South Bank. These premises have been the Company’s home for over forty years and represent a significant chapter in its history, but if the Company is to continue to create world-class work that will excite and engage our audiences then we need the proper facilities to do so. This new purpose-built home will provide state-of-the-art working, training and rehabilitation space for our dancers, and will enable us to become a centre for choreography that feeds the contemporary dance sector and generates bold new work.’

The new building has been designed by award-winning architects Allies & Morrison and will be a fully accessible world-class facility with three large dance studios, set and costume workshops, offices and archive. The total cost of the project is £19.6 million, with £12 million raised by the company from private sources. £7 million was awarded by Arts Council England, one of only five grants in London it has made in 2011 to explore new ways to increase the sustainability of arts organisations.

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