Rambert2 BBC London news piece – Nov 2018


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NARRATOR: Rehearsals of
world leading contemporary dance
It’s almost 90 years old, but these are the
future faces of the Rambert Dance Company
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Formed in 1926, it’s Britain’s oldest,
but this is a youthful new ensemble called Rambert2
The dancers were picked after a hugely
competitive and gruelling audition earlier this year
MESHACH: I remember walking through
the doors and having this kind of like buzz,
umm, and not knowing what to expect
and the audition was 4 days. So…
BENOIT: Well it’s so stressful cause
you see all them trying to get the job and
if I could get an 800 dancer company
I will do it, but it’s not possible.
So out of 800 dancers I found 13 of them.
Amazing dancers coming from all over the world
and they have something to say, a story to tell.
And go [SNAPS]
Chh [SNAPS] and
NARRATOR: Now they come to work each
day on the South Bank, some as young as 19
to finesse the repertoire,
develop as artists and train hard.
SALOMÉ: It takes up
a lot of your life and you have to,
obviously like, find the balance, but
I remember when I was younger I use to
always miss out on like parties and stuff
cause I was like “Sorry guys, got dance on the weekend.”
But, like, I’m grateful that
I rode it out because I’m here now.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC]
JOSHUA: Sometimes I have to pinch myself because
you’re surrounded by such incredible people
who constantly support you and push you,
umm, and there’s also a little bit of pressure because
it’s such a large name and people know the company
FAYE: 6 days a week, 8 hours a day
umm, and it’s just, you just keep going.
You just keep, keep going.
And, you know, it really
teaches you how to be a professional
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NARRATOR: Rambert2 will performance at
Sadler’s Wells from November the 6th to the 10th.
BENOIT: I’m very excited to show
off these dancers to the world. I think
when you see them onstage you will see this…
a hunger. You will see this youth
and this passion, raw passion
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NARRATOR: Wendy Hurrell, BBC London News

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