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Darwin's Revolutions

The Discover Darwin Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the London Borough of Bromley has provided an exciting opportunity for six Bromley schools to work alongside Rambert Dance Company; Britain's premier contemporary dance company.

All Bromley secondary schools were given the opportunity to be selected for this project by submitting an explanation why their school should be chosen.

Charles Darwin, Newstead Wood, Bishop Justus, The Ravensbourne, Langley Park Boys and Langley Park Girls Schools are sharing in a series of dance workshops based on Rambert's recent production The Comedy of Change, which combines the fascinating worlds of evolution and dance. This work was commissioned for 2009, the celebratory year of the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and 150 years since 'The Origin of Species' was published.

'Where contemporary dance is concerned, Rambert sets the standard for quality and diversity.'
Debra Craine, The Times - 5/11/09

Students are participating in dance workshops and attended the performance of Rambert's The Comedy of Change at Sadler's Wells in London. The workshops are exploring Darwin’s theories and observations through contemporary dance and students are learning movements from the production as well as developing their own creativity using themes from the work.

The project will conclude with a sharing event where all the schools will have the opportunity to perform together on stage in Bromley. There have been many events and activities delivered through the Discover Darwin Project this year and this opportunity for the students will help to connect them to their local heritage of Charles Darwin and learn about the important scientific work he carried out for 40 years in and around his home in Downe, now in the London Borough of Bromley.

Darwin's Revolutions