RAMBERT returns to Bath Theatre Royal on 2nd November with the current tour, showcasing Christopher Bruce’s unforgettable Ghost Dances, performed alongside the samba-fuelled party piece A Linha Curva. The triple bill is completed by Kim Brandstrup’s dramatic love story Transfigured Night.
Rambert’s artisticdirector Mark Baldwin says: “This of modern masterpieces, from the award-winning modern masterpiece Ghost Dances with its enduring and timeless message to the immense, cascading scale of A Linha Curva and the emotionally drenched Transfigured Night, is the very best of dance.”
Originally created for Rambert in 1981, Ghost Dances is Bruce’s response to political oppression in South America and returns to the repertory for the first time in 13 years. It depicts 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.
Itzik Galili’s A Linha Curva, based on Latin American rhythms and movements, was first performed by Rambert in 2009. It features 26 dancers from Rambert and the Rambert School as well as four percussionists.
Transfigured Night was created by double Olivier award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup in 2015. Loosely based on a Richard Dehmel poem, it is driven by Arnold Schoenberg’s masterpiece of the same name.
The large-scale ensemble work tells the story of a pair of lovers meeting at moonlight where dark secrets threaten the foundations of their relationship. Four dancers perform intimate duets accompanied by Schoenberg’s lyrical and emotive score, while the remaining dancers form a chorus that reflects the emotional landscape of the piece.
For details of Rambert at Bath from 2nd to 4th November telephone 01225 448844 or visit the website, www.theatreroyal.org.uk