Rambert

Rambert

[rahm-bair]
Rambert, Dame Marie, 1888-1982, a founder of the English ballet, b. Warsaw as Miriam Rambam. Trained by Jacques Dalcroze in eurythmics, Rambert joined the Diaghilev Ballet Russe as an instructor in 1913. She danced with the company after studying ballet with Enrico Cecchetti. In 1920 she opened her own school in London; her Ballet Rambert became the first permanent school and company in England when, in 1930, she founded the Ballet Club at the Mercury Theatre. Rambert discovered and fostered the talents of many great dancers and major choreographers, including Frederick Ashton and Antony Tudor.

Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey is a commune in the department of Ain in eastern France.

History

The commune takes its name from St Rambert (or Ragnebert) who was assassinated here in the 7th century. The site soon became popular for pilgrimage and an influential abbey was built in the town.

Administration

The canton, part of the arrondissement of Belley, includes the communes of Arandas, Argis, Chaley, Cleyzieu, Conand, Évosges, Hostiaz, Nivollet-Montgriffon, Oncieu, Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey, Tenay and Torcieu making up a total population of about 5,000 residents.

History

The commune takes its name from St Rambert (or Ragnebert) who was assassinated there in the 7th century. The site soon became popular for pilgrimage and an influential abbey was built in the town.

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References

Based on the article in the French Wikipedia.

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