Guyanese Born Keith Hodiak Recalls Life As A Dancer-Endless Rehearsals and Constant Touring

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Keith was born in Guyana and emigrated to the UK in the early 1960s. He became interested in dance when Lee Edwards came to his school in Stoke Newington and worked with pupils to put together performance shows.

With Lee Edwards’ encouragement, Keith was awarded a scholarship to train at Arts Educational School. Later he spent a year working in Germany and then joined the Company which, at that time, was under the direction of Norman Morrice.

Rambert Voices: an interview with Keith Hodiak from Rambert Dance Company on Vimeo.

In this interview, Keith recalls life as a dancer with Rambert – the daily class, endless rehearsals and constant touring. He also reflects on the roles he danced in works such as ‘Ziggurat’ (1967) and ‘Rag Dances’ (1971) by Glen Tetley and ‘…for those who die as cattle’ (1972) by Christopher Bruce. Keith shares his memories of international tours – remembering, in particular, a tour of Finland and tells us what he went on to do after life at Rambert.

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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