A thrilling line up of inventive new work and classic repertoire from Britain’s national dance company
Theatre Royal Brighton Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 March
Thu mat 1.30pm
Rambert returns to Brighton in from Wed 25 – Sat 28 Mar with a thrilling line-up of new work and classic pieces from some of the most inventive and celebrated dancemakers around.
The programme includes the return of Christopher Bruce’s irresistible Rooster, an ambitious new work from Alexander Whitley and Mark Baldwin’s The Strange Charm of Mother Nature, inspired by the science of the cosmos.
A smash hit in Brighton in 2014, back by popular demand, Rooster is a celebration of the swinging Sixties set to music by the Rolling Stones. A series of courtship dances performed by sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women are accompanied by some of the Stones’ most famous tunes, including Not Fade Away, Paint It Black, As Tears Go By, Sympathy for the Devil and Little Red Rooster. This hugely popular work was created by former Rambert artistic director Christopher Bruce in 1991, and is a firmly established modern classic.
A new work from innovative choreographer Alexander Whitley lays bare the process of making a dance performance. 12 performers assemble and disassemble set, move lighting and change angles, constantly creating new spaces and playing with what’s revealed and what’s hidden of their sequences of virtuosic, highly technical dancing. This thought provoking work, designed to make audiences look at dance in new ways, is a continuation of Whitley’s collaboration with visual artists Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen. The work will be accompanied by a new score from Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason.
The Strange Charm of Mother Nature is a new work from Rambert’s Artistic Director Mark Baldwin, which premiered in September 2014. The work is inspired by particle physics and the recent discovery of the Higgs boson ‘God Particle’, continuing Baldwin’s fascination with science which has seen previous pieces inspired by the theories of Einstein and Darwin. The Strange Charm of Mother Nature sees dancers fizz with the energy of the minuscule building blocks that created life, the universe and everything to a musical score of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks and a new piece by Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
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