Prue Skene recounts her time as Rambert's Executive Director (1975-1986) and Chair of the Board (2000-2009).
In this interview, Prue talks about her time with the Company and recalls many of the people she met along the way including Marie Rambert, Christopher Bruce, Richard Alston, Glen Tetley, and Michael Clark. In 1975, one of Prue's first tasks as Executive Director was to organise celebrations for the Company’s fiftieth anniversary. Prue gives us an insight into the productions, events, decisions and challenges for Rambert in those decades and discusses how things have changed over the years.
00:04:28 Marie Rambert
00:10:11 John Chesworth
00:15:59 Mark Baldwin
00:16:21 Richard Alston
00:17:16 Michael Clark
00:21:19 USA and Mexico tour
00:27:11 Merce Cunningham
00:30:59 Rambert School
00:34:07 Rambert Archive
00:36:38 Rambert Board of Directors
00:43:16 Rambert moves to London’s South Bank
00:50:01 Season at the Big Top, Battersea Park
Interview recorded on 02 September 2016 in London.
Interviewer: Claire Izzard; Filmmaker: Paul Izzard
The Rambert Voices oral history project is part of Rambert at 90, a project marking the company's 90th anniversary, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.