Dancers rehearsing outside the Canada Water Culture Space
Student composer Yfat Soul Zisso recently took part in Vintage Rambert, a unique collaborative project with the Rambert Dance company.
Forty creatives from all areas of the performing arts industries were brought together to work on the project which resulted in an original sold out-performance in London’s Canada Water Culture Space. Composers on the project were mentored by Rambert’s Music Fellow Cheryl Frances-Hoard.
Soul said: “I have been extremely fortunate to have been selected to take part in the Vintage Rambert cross-arts collaboration project, which is the first of its kind to be organised by the Rambert Dance company.
"During the week I had the honour of working with many talented young dancers, musicians, writers, costume designers and other artists to create a whole performance from scratch in only five days. This experience of observing how dancers work and composing music to their choreography has made me very interested in composing for dance, which I hope I’ll be able to do more of in future.”
The sold-out performance, which took place on Saturday 24 August, followed the life of Dame Marie Rambert who began her dance career working in the Ballets Russes’ production of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, as both a dancer and an assistant to the choreographer Nijinsky.
Rambert Dance Company