Christopher Bruce’s seminal work as choreographer of Ballet Rambert will be celebrated in February at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, as the famous company will be taking the stage with ‘Ghost Dances and Other Works’.
Many working contemporary dancers would cite ‘Ghost Dances’ as a piece that inspired them during their formative years. It is also considered to be the most famous and influential work to come out of Rambert in its long and illustrious existence as a dance company. The fact that it is coming to the North East is a great chance for dance and performing arts students across the region to go and see this important piece of dance history. Who knows, it could inspire a whole new generation of dancers.
As well as ‘Ghost Dances’, theatre-goers will get to see a double bill of newer performances as rising star Ben Duke will unleash his new dance theatre piece entitled ‘Goat’. Inspired by the life and music of soul legend Nina Simone, some of her best songs will be performed onstage in what is bound to be a treat for Nina Simone fans and newbies alike.
Third in the triple bill will be a performance of ‘Symbiosis’, a new piece from the internationally-acclaimed choreographer, Andonis Foniadakis. Scoring the performance is British neo-classical composer, Ilan Eshkeri.
As well as the performance, on Wednesday 7th February the Theatre Royal will also host an artist talk where members of the public can join members of the cast for an event which is sure to be informative and engaging.
‘Rambert: Ghost Dances and Other Works’ will run from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th February 2018 at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance taking place at 2:00pm on the Thursday. Tickets, starting at £12.00, are available from theatreroyal.co.uk.