Marie Rambert (Cyvia Rambam)

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Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland]
A pioneer figure in British ballet since the 1920's. Marie was recruited by Diaghilev to assist Nijinsky with his choreography for The Rite of Spring. She settled in London and formed her own company, The Ballet Rambert. Based at the tiny Mercury Theatre she managed to create many notable ballets and to bring on some notable dancers and choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton. In 1966 she led the London modern dance movement. Read more...


Character: Madame Rambert

The Red Shoes 1948