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.

www.rambert.org.uk

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