|Rambert dancers in their new building|
Photo: Hugo Glendinning
Rambert opens the doors to its £19.6million new home on the Southbank this week. Public events include tours, open rehearsals and a Rambert School performance of Mark Baldwin's The Rite of Spring.
Preparing students for the next generation is also hot topic of a panel discussion. Janet Smith is keen not to manufacture talent only for current company moulds: "We want to train people to shape the future of dance." For Mikaela Polley, students need more confidence to "explore and be expressive in technique class".
Rambert is clearly leading thw way not only in architecture but also with artistic debate. Events continue until 14 December.