RAMBERT returns to Bath Theatre Royal on 2nd November with the current tour, showcasing Christopher Bruce’s unforgettable Ghost Dances, performed alongside Aletta Collins’s The days run away like wild horses and Ben Duke’s Goat.
The days run away like wild horses (pictured) is a witty and vivid depiction of the moments that make up a life. Taking its title from a poem by Charles Bukowski, the choreography is set to Arturo Márquez’s pulsating Cuban-inspired Danzones 1, 2 & 3.
Award-winning choreographer and rising star Duke’s first work for Rambert is inspired by the music and spirit of world famous singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist Nina Simone, and features a selection of her best-loved songs performed live onstage. Duke’s work explores the overlap between dance and theatre. His most recent work, the critically acclaimed one-man-show Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me), toured the UK in 2016 and won him the Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Male Performance.
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.
For details of Rambert at Bath from 2nd to 4th November telephone 01225 448844 or visit the website, www.theatreroyal.org.uk