More about Janet Randell


In her many years as an international dance teacher and guest choreographer, Janet Randell has worked with major dance companies, including Ailey III, one of the Alvin Ailey Dance Companies in New York, the Irish National Ballet, the Academy of the Central Ballet of China, Beijing, the Guangzhou Dance Company, China, the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts and others. Some of her major modern ballets and independent experimental dance works include Stonerites, The Line That Goes For A Walk based on the paintings and writings of Paul Klee and Ancient Voices, inspired by the biblical story of Job. 


Randell has also choreographed a number of ballets especially for TV, including the ‘Jesus Then and Now’ series and various modern ballets with dancers from the Royal Ballet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company, formerly Ballet Rambert.  She has collaborated with many companies and musicians and has choreographed numerous works for The Cedar Dance Theatre Company, which have been performed throughout the UK and on TV, including Foxes in the Vineyard, Misa Criolla, Chorale and Labyrinth, a dramatic dance depicting death and resurrection based on an early mediaeval Easter dance. Her most recent dance Passing Moments was filmed in 2010.


Some of Janet Randell’s major modern ballets and independent works (performed by The Cedar Dance Theatre unless otherwise specified):-


Ancient Voices

Full length work created for the Guangzhou Dance Company, Peoples Republic of China


A Ceremony of Carols

Full length work to music by Benjamin Britten


Chorale

Full length work to the music of Vivaldi performed at the Young Vic, London, with live musicians, and throughout the UK. The role of the main dancer was adapted for either female or male soloists.


Daniel

Musical performed by The Riding Lights Theatre Company


Destination Eden II

Created for the Edinburgh Festival


Foxes in the Vineyard

Created for the Edinburgh Festival, based on an award winning play. Composition and musical arrangement by Peter Monk of European award winning radio play of same name by Rob Cochrane


Freedom is Coming

Created for workshop performance Oxford Playhouse


Harvest Praise

Created for Cedar Dance in Worship Group


Idola

Choreographed for the Cyprus & Hellenic Foundation  and performed by dancers from the Royal Ballet, Ballet Rambert and The Cedar Dance Theatre Company at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Music: Christos Pittas


Jack’s Visit

Performed by the Cedar Dance Theatre and One Extra

Dance Company, Sydney

Music by David Martin; Singer: Dorothy Eschweiller


Jane

(originally Pride & Prejudice based on the novel by Jane

Austen)

Music by Mozart and Dvorak


Jesus Then and Now

Video series, re-choreographed for BBC broadcast


Labyrinth

Arranged mediaeval music and percussion by Jon Kehlior, London Contemporary Dance Theatre; composition by Michael Finnissey.

Performed Edinburgh Festival.

(dramatic dance depicting death and resurrection based on an early mediaeval Easter dance)


Lacrimosa

Created for workshop performance Oxford Playhouse

Lamentation

Performed for stage/TV


Lies                

Performed by ex dancers of The Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance Company for HTV


Messenger of Fire

Created specially for ITV

Music by Janet Danielson


Missa Criolla

Created for one of the Alvin Ailey Dance Companies III, New York and performed throughout UK by The Cedar Dance Theatre

Music by Ramirez (Latin American rhythms)


Motherless Child

Created for workshop performance Oxford Playhouse


Passing Moments

Digital Dance Film, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.

Music by Chopin


Perelandra

Workshop performed at the Oxford Playhouse


Psalm 23

Created for Cedar Dance Theatre performed by

Rebecca Ham, ex Ballet Rambert


Psycho Pieces

Music by Tamara Vaslanko (percussion) and Denis Ap Ivor (piano and wind composition)


Quem Qaeritis (Whom are you seeking)

Created for Cedar Dance in Worship Group


Sanna

Created for Cedar Dance in Worship Group


Stonerites 

Choreographed by Randell and performed by one of the companies of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater


Summer Dances

Performed by dancers from the Royal Ballet, Ballet Rambert and The Cedar Dance Theatre at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Music by David Cain


The Line that Goes for a Walk 

Based on the paintings and writings of Paul Klee, performed by the Irish National Ballet and The Cedar Dance Theatre

Music commissioned, composed by the South African Composer Alain Barker


The Play of Daniel

Created for the Queen’s Jubilee. Based on twelfth century liturgical drama with mediaeval music


Tribute to Fats Waller 

Performed by the Irish National Ballet and The Cedar Dance Theatre


Selection of Dance Animations by Janet Randell

Ascending and Descending

Percussion Ensemble


Animation Studies

For The Tutorial Guide To DanceForms


Barcarolle

Music by Alcan


Dancing Forms For Eight

Music: Pachelbel’s Canon


Dream Fantasy 

Music by Chopin


Etudes

Music by Chopin


Schubert slice

Music by Schubert


For a list of selected dances from the repertoire choreographed and directed by Janet Randell, performed by The Cedar Dance Theatre Company view here.

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