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Rambert

Dame Marie. 1888--1982, British ballet dancer and teacher, born in Poland: founded the Ballet Rambert (1926)
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Earlier in the year 800 dancers attended open auditions: 13 were selected, having trained in Asia, America and Europe, including at the Rambert school.
Led by Rambert's Animateurs (professional dancers and teachers), young dancers will take part in daily contemporary classes and creative workshops.
Last week he met up with the company formerly known as Ballet Rambert to hold preliminary talks and give the idea his blessing.
"I don't know where they would do it, but there was a view to premiering it here in Birmingham." Based at London's South Bank, Rambert's history dates back to former Ballet Russes dancer Marie Rambert arriving in London after fleeing the outbreak of the First World War.
Rambert brings a triple bill to Nottingham's Theatre Royal.
Bruce, a leading light at Rambert dance company for many years, also gave us Rooster, giving physical form to the songs of the Rolling Stones.
It was founded in 1926 by Polish-born Dame Marie 'Mini' Rambert and became a household name during the early days of TV for its performances on the BBC.
Next up is The Strange Charm of Mother Nature, by Rambert's artistic director Mark Baldwin, which takes its lead from the science of the universe.
He added: "I've been on the course at Rambert for a few weeks now and I'm currently preparing for solos and one of them is from Swan Lake.
Created by former Rambert artistic director Christopher Bruce in 1991 and back on the UK stage for the first time since 2001, it is a series of courtship dances performed by sharp-suited men and strong and sassy women to some of the Stones' most famous tunes, including Sympathy for the Devil and Little Red Rooster.
Twice during the performance a large semi circle is formed and each of the Ladysmith singers pair off with Royal Ballet and Rambert dancers to bust some moves in a light-hearted dance-off.