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Marie Rambert, a ballet by Wayne Eagling

Katie Derham explores the life and legacy of Marie Rambert, one of the pioneers of British ballet, and talks to choreographer Wayne Eagling about his new ballet based on her life.

Katie Derham explores the life and legacy of Marie Rambert, one of the pioneers of modern British ballet, and talks to choreographer Wayne Eagling about his new ballet based on her life.

Born in Poland, Marie 'Mim' Rambert's career began in Paris, helping Diaghilev train his cast to dance the Rite of Spring. At the outbreak of WW1 she came to London and formed her own dance school, which developed into the Ballet Rambert, the oldest English ballet company still performing today. Her teaching inspired the next generations of dancers and choreographers, including Wayne Eagling whose new ballet 'Remembrance' is based on her life, and the separation from her husband when he was called away to war. Katie talks to Wayne about the concept of his new ballet, and Marie Rambert's continuing importance to the ballet world.

Producer - Ellie Mant

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31 minutes

Music Played

  • Vincent A. Jockin

    Moment Musical Op.26 no.4

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Leyenda "Asturias" from Suite Espanola op. 47

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
  • Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

    La Cumparsita

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
  • Édith Piaf

    Hymne a l'amour

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia. Music Arranger: Marguerite Monnot.

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