Rambert’s innovative and groundbreaking Future Movement programme is launching in Liverpool this month, after successful ventures in London, Rochdale and Mansfield.

A one-of-its-kind initiative for young people aged 16 to 21, Future Movement is designed to inspire and support anyone who is interested in starting a career in the creative industries. It aims to fuel young minds whilst giving them opportunities to try things out in an environment where they are supported to push themselves to build new skills and explore a range of creative jobs.

Rambert invites guest artists from a wide range of creative industries well beyond dance under the umbrella of Future Movement, as well as people who work in different roles to share their skills, experience and career paths with the participants, who benefit from dedicated sessions focusing on different areas of work such as producing and marketing.

The pilot programme in Liverpool will have a focus on sustainable fashion, with Merseyside born designer Patrick McDowell joining Rambert’s Future Movement to work with the group and mentor them, alongside long-term Rambert collaborator and film director Dan Löwenstein of House of Create.

Future Movement Liverpool has been commissioned by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team and funded through UKSPF.

Daniel Fulvio, Deputy Director of Audiences and Rambert’s lead on Future Movement says:

“Future Movement is a youth programme that takes young people seriously as the next generation of creatives. This year the young people in the Liverpool programme will get to meet our inspiring dancers, work on a short film and be mentored by fashion designer Patrick McDowell. We’re so excited about launching this pilot in Liverpool, a beacon of creativity in the UK.”

Patrick McDowell, Fashion Designer collaborating with Rambert on Future Movement says:

“It’s a joy to join forces with Rambert’s Future Movement team and to have this opportunity to return to my home town of Merseyside to work with young people from the area on a sustainable project.

Growing up, I was inspired by Liverpool’s style and how powerful and strong clothing seemed to make people feel. I started designing here as a teenager making a bag from a pair of jeans.

My working class background and queer identity allowed me to see things through a certain lens, working with what I had to create something special. That ethos has remained with me to this day and it’s such a joy to now mentor this new pioneering project to enable sustainable fashion design across the country and inspire the next generation of creatives.”

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, Councillor Harry Doyle said:

“Hosting Rambert in Liverpool is a real coup and The Future Movement programme is a fantastic and rare opportunity for our young people to work with industry professionals and join a nationwide network of like-minded creatives. Not only do we anticipate high quality work to be produced over the coming weeks, but the collaboration between Rambert and young people will have a real lasting legacy for Liverpool’s creative future.”

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