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Omnibus: Rambert Remembers


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Dame Marie Rambert, founder and director of Ballet Rambert, who was 84 this year, talks in her own home to Ronald Eyre.
Born in Warsaw, she remembers her childhood in a Russian-dominated Poland. Participation in the 1905 May Day revolutionary march led to her being sent to Paris to study medicine, but she saw Isadora Duncan dance, and that settled that. In 1912 she was asked by Diaghilev to help Nijinsky with the music of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. She married Ashley Dukes, the playwright, in 1918 and together they built the Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate. Marie Rambert was made DBE in 1962. Her memoirs, entitled Quick-silver, are published this week.



Interviewee: Dame Marie Rambert
Interviewer: Ronald Eyre
Producer: Margaret Dale

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