RAISING THE BARRE: An Evening with rambert, the uK's leading contemporary dance company

"An exceptional treat for seasoned ballet lovers and newcomers alike."

Following a personal welcome from CEO Nadia Stern, guests are treated to a bespoke private performance led by Rambert's Senior Rehearsal Director, Mikaela Polley, in the stunning Marie Rambert Studio. Following this unique and insightful experience, guests have the rare opportunity to mingle with the dancers, choreographers and company directors in an intimate private reception. An exceptional treat for seasoned ballet lovers and newcomers alike.

Although Rambert is Britain’s oldest dance company, staging their first performance in 1926, their unique history reaches back to 1914 when Polish émigré and former Ballet Russes dancer Marie Rambert arrived in London fleeing the outbreak of WW1. Supporting herself by giving tuition in dance and eurhythmics, Marie eventually opened a dance school in Kensington and established The Ballet Club in 1930. Fast-forward almost a century and Rambert is still at the very cutting edge of dance. And now they have a beautiful new home to boot. Officially opened by HM The Queen in March 2014, Rambert’s new state-of-the-art HQ on London’s South Bank is a purpose-built space designed to nurture, develop and realise the creative visions of the very best contemporary choreographers, dancers and composers.