Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece, Ghost Dances, is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in... Read More
Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece, Ghost Dances, is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghost dancers” – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Created as a response to political oppression in South America, it uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional music to create a moving, intensely human work.
Also in this programme from Britain’s national dance company is A Linha Curva, Rambert’s colourful, percussion-fuelled party-piece. 28 dancers, four samba drummers and a dazzling light show create a performance of infectious energy.
Completing the triple bill is Goat, a new dance theatre creation by rising star Ben Duke. Darkly funny and deeply moving, it dissects the pleasure and pain of performing. This work is inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone, with a selection of her best-loved songs performed live on stage.
‘Exhilarating and poignant’ The Sunday Times on Ghost Dances
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including 2 20 minute intervalRead Less