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Preview: Rambert at Newcastle Theatre Royal
RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY RETURN TO NEWCASTLE WITH A DARK FAVOURITE
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th February 2018
One of the world’s oldest and
most-renowned dance companies Rambert are returning to Newcastle with a
trio of Latin-American inspired works including the famously haunting Ghost
Dances. Immerse yourself at the Theatre Royal.
Photo: Jane Hobson
Heart-breaking and compelling
Ghost Dances is among the most celebrated
contemporary dance pieces of its
generation. Back on tour for the first time in 14 years, the work takes a series of everyday moments in the lives of
ordinary people, and tragically interrupts each one with a visit from the
death-mask ‘ghost dancers’. Symbolising lives ‘snuffed out’ by Pinochet’s
regime in during the 1980s it is set to Latin American folk music and makes
reference to the Day of the Dead.
Photo: Jane Hobson
Ghost Dances is created by one of Britain’s leading choreographers Christopher
Bruce, the last major choreographer to have been nurtured by original company
founder Marie Rambert. Bruce is a former dancer and Artistic Director of
Rambert, whose acclaimed work for the company, includes Cruel Garden (1977),
Swansong (1987) and Rooster (1991). He has also created works for
major companies around the world including English National Ballet, Houston
Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and The Royal Ballet.
A new work, Symbiosis is a
high-velocity abstract dance work full of energy and power showing off the
Rambert dancers’ skills. Created by Andonis Foniadakis, resident choreographer
at Greek National Opera Ballet, it is set to a specially-commissioned score by
Ilan Eshkeri, a British composer known for his film scores and collaborations
with visual artists, fashion brands, and rock and pop stars.
piece in the dynamic triple bill is Goat – an uplifting dance-theatre
piece from award-winning choreographer and performer Ben Duke. Darkly funny and
deeply moving, Goat dissects the pleasure and pain of performing. The
workis inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone, with a
selection of her best loved songs performed live on stage by jazz singer Emma
Rambert has some of the finest
dancers in the world, who are renowned for leaving audiences spellbound by
their power, energy and grace. They are always accompanied by music
played live by the Company’s own orchestra. Rambert’s combination of
world-class dancers, inventive choreography and a live orchestra make for an
exhilarating theatrical experience.
dancer and Tynesider Adam Park said: ‘It’s always a pleasure being able to
perform back at home! And it’s wonderful having so many family and friends in
the audience. I can remember very vividly the excitement I felt when I went to
watch Rambert as a young dancer. Hopefully we’ll be able to do that again this
time around, with what I know is a fantastic triple bill”
Rambert is at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th
February 2018, playing evenings at 7.30pm, matinee on Thu 2pm. Tickets from
£12. Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448
11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)or
book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk