After all these years Ballet Rambert, the UK’s oldest dance company is still a shining beacon of creative excellence. By refreshing its brand through inspired commissioning while courting some of the world’s finest dancers, the company has cultivated a bold revolutionary spirit, mixing contemporary attitude with robust classical discipline.
Three new works are on display at the Theatre Royal Glasgow in February. Tomorrow is Lucy Guerin’s creation which delves into the troubled psyche of Macbeth, giving physical life to the psychological conflicts driving his homicidal actions. In Transfigured Night by two-time Olivier-award winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, an intense love story unfolds inspiring intimate duets that resonate within a Schoenberg score. Ghost Dances by Christopher Bruce is one of the most celebrated contemporary dance pieces of its generation. It’s a tribute to the victims of political oppression in South America, telling stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghost dancers” – interrupts the daily lives of ordinary people. With haunting echoes of Day of the Dead celebrations, it’s driven by the bewitching rhythms of traditional Latin American songs.
Thu 9 – Sat 11 Feb 2017 | Theatre Royal Glasgow
Also at Eden Court, Inverness Wed 15 – Thu 16 Feb 2017
Pic: Johan Persson