Three very different short pieces, the sum of their parts, a showcase of what makes Rambert, Rambert. The three choreographers come from different worlds, but all three combine virtuosic dance with storytelling. And these two qualities display the diverse and awe-inspiring talents of Rambert’s dancers who brilliantly switch it up and dive into different styles. We’re also pleased to offer Creative Tourist readers special discounted tickets for Rambert too – read on to find out more.
The ever-brilliant Rambert invite audiences to change their perception of the world.
We’re thrilled that Rambert return to The Lowry – on the third stop of their UK tour – with their latest breathtaking showcase. Rambert – Dance includes the first-ever performance of Alonzo King’s work – Following the Subtle Current Upstream – by a UK dance company; the world premiere of a new piece – Cerberus – by Ben Duke and a stage reworking of choreographic sibling duo Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal’s Eye Candy, which was originally created for camera and live-streamed from Rambert Home Studio in July 2021. Three completely different dance pieces but all unified in the untangling of shared experiential questions.
Eye Candy is an exciting addition to the Rambert repertoire.
Eye Candy depicts the pains and pleasures of inhabiting the human body. Created by the up-and-coming duo Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal, the work attempts to explore the complex relationship between how we present ourselves and what we really are, a topic that has probably tortured humans since the beginning of time. Vigorous and emotive, Eye Candy is an exciting addition to the Rambert repertoire. The piece was originally created during the coronavirus pandemic for audiences to watch at home, it has now been reimagined as a live stage performance.
Following the success of Goat and his Olivier Award nomination in 2018, Ben Duke makes a welcome return to Rambert with Cerberus. Combining movement, spoken word and surrealist comedy, the piece takes its inspiration from ancient mythology and the personal experiences of the Rambert dancers. In classical Greek mythology, Cerberus was the monstrous watchdog of the Underworld, who would guard the gates to prevent the dead from leaving. In this meta dance-comedy, Ben Duke has created a muse on mortality, complete with funeral couture and three musicians on stage, percussionist Romana Campbell, Soprano Rebecca Leggett and classical guitarist George Robinson. Blending grand myth with personal narratives, Ben Duke has shaped a piece to examine shared experiences and the way that we connect with one another.
Awe-inspiring, adventurous, dynamic and relevant
Performing the work of one of the USA’s most acclaimed choreographers, Rambert’s final piece of the evening is Following the Subtle Current Upstream by Alonzo King. Exploring our universal desire for happiness and fulfillment, the work examines our return to joy and our innate drive to rediscover our beginnings. In Alonzo King’s own words, “Everything that exists in nature is seeking to return to its source. The child runs to its parents, and the river seeks the ocean. Salmon return from the sea to reach their original spawning grounds.” The piece will be danced for the first time by a UK company – a real treat to close this thrilling evening of dance.
Awe-inspiring, adventurous, dynamic and relevant, Rambert reign as Britain’s oldest dance company and show no signs of standing still.
As promised, we’re pleased to offer Creative Tourist readers special discounted tickets for Rambert – Dance. All tickets booked for any performance, any seat, are just £15.00. To take advantage of this fantastic offer, just hit the Book Now button below.
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