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Project information

Ghost Dances Production Appeal

Please help us restage Ghost Dances in our 90th anniversary year.

November 2016 - March 2018

Charity information: Rambert Dance Company

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  • Need


    Ghost Dances was created for Rambert in 1981 by Christopher Bruce and is one of Rambert's most popular and enduring works.

    Rambert’s production budgets are carefully planned to make best use of the resources available. Whilst the choreography, design and music already exist for Ghost Dances the costs of a revival are still considerable as we need to make new costumes, buy or hire South American instruments and refurbish sets and props.


    Help Rambert make best use of the production budget in 2016 by making a donation to the Ghost Dances Production Appeal.

    Whether your money is used to support the costs of re-creating the iconic ghost masks, the costs of buying or hiring rare South American instruments or the shawls worn by the dead you will be able to see the result of your donation in action on stage across the UK.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To restage the iconic piece Ghost Dances in our 90th year


    » The dancers will need to be taught the repertoire by Christopher Bruce. Also, new costumes will be made, instruments sourced and sets refurbished

    What success will look like

    Ghost Dances will receive its revival premiere at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh before touring in 2017.

  • Impact


    An iconic piece will be revived, which will help to entertain and inspire a new generation of dance audiences.


    We may not raise all the money needed to restage Ghost Dances. However, we have already attracted support from a number of individuals.


    Donors will be kept informed of rehearsal progress, and be the first to know where Ghost Dances will be performed across the UK.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Ghost Dances Production Appeal Total amount sought to raise via the Big Give
  • Background


    Ghost Dances will receive its revival premiere at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh before touring throughout England, Scotland and Wales in 2017.


    Audiences across the UK.

    During 20015/16 the company reached 46,000 people across the UK through performances.

    The production of Ghost Dances will be supported by a wide-ranging complementary education and engagement programme in schools and elsewhere.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Rambert has an international reputation for excellence and is Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company. Constantly evolving and with a rich heritage, we are amongst the world’s finest and most popular dance companies.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Helen Searl

    Development Director

    Elisha Owen

    Development Officer


A donation of £20 would pay for a set of armbands worn by the ghost dancers.