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An evening with Rambert is always exhilarating, entertaining and thought provoking.
Their brilliant and daring dancers want to invite you to change how you see the world through three very different short pieces that connect directly with the audience.
EYE CANDY - Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal
NEW COMMISSION - Ben Duke
FOLLOWING THE SUBTLE CURRENT UPSTREAM - Alonzo King
Eye Candy is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Rambert Commissioning Council.
Imre Van Opstal and Marne van Opstal
Siblings Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal (Company Dancers NDT, Batsheva) are among the hottest up-and-coming new choreographers on the scene. Rambert is always looking for exciting new voices, so they’ve invited them to unleash their fresh creative force on our dancers.
Ben Duke is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Lost Dog. Ben trained at Guildford School of Acting, the London Contemporary Dance School and has a first class degree in English Literature from Newcastle University. His work explores the overlap and transition between dance and theatre. In 2016, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) was nominated for the Sky Academy Arts Award for dance. Ben won the 2016 National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance for Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and the 2017 Rural Touring Award for the most innovative and inspirational show. As well as his work for Lost Dog, Ben has directed and choreographed works for other companies including Goat for Rambert which was nominated for an Olivier award in the Best New Dance Production category in 2018.
Alonzo King has been called a visionary choreographer who is altering the way we look and think about movement. King calls his works ‘thought structures’, created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. Named as a choreographer with ‘astonishing originality’ by The New York Times, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been guided by his unique artistic vision since 1982. King has created works for the Royal Swedish Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Hubbard Street and many others. He has collaborated with distinguished visual artists, musicians and composers across the globe.
His work has been recognized for its impact on the cultural fabric of the company’s home in San Francisco, as well as internationally by the dance world’s most prestigious institutions. Named a master of choreography by the Kennedy Center in 2005, King is the recipient of the NEA Choreographer’s Fellowship, the Jacob’s Pillow Creativity Award, the US Artist Award in Dance, NY Bessie Award, and the National Dance Project’s Residency and Touring Awards. In 2015 he received the Doris Duke Artist Award in recognition of his ongoing contributions to the advancement of contemporary dance. Joining historic icons in the field, King was named one of America’s “Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. He is a former San Francisco commissioner, and a writer and lecturer on humanity and art. In 2020 King received the Dance Magazine Award. He holds honorary doctorates from Dominican University, California Institute of the Arts, and The Juilliard School.
To ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff, currently, all attendees over the age of 18 will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 status to gain entry to the venue.
Find out more about what this means and about the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.