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Tag: Rambert Dance

Rambert: Death Trap – The Lowry
North West

Rambert: Death Trap – The Lowry

Following on from the success of their adaptation of Peaky Blinders, Rambert are back at the Lowry with their current tour Death Trap. Consisting of two separate pieces Cerberus and Goat, Death Trap is more contemporary theatre than contemporary dance but is no less engaging and is intensely powerful.        Cerberus is an adaptation of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.  It opens with Aishwarya telling the audience that what we are about to see is her life, from birth to death.  She emerges stage right, with a rope around her middle and moves across till she exits stage left.  As she exits her Orpheus emerges holding onto the other end of the rope.  He is unwilling to believe she is dead and with the assistance of his translator f...
Rambert Dance – The Lowry
North West

Rambert Dance – The Lowry

Rambert is a contradiction of dance. Britain’s oldest dance company, created at the turn of the 20th Century, with a 40year legacy of some of the best examples of modern, contemporary dance within the dance world. Whilst Rambert is putting the finishing touches to a new tour of an adaptation of Peaky Blinders, tonight we have a company exposed (almost literally in one piece), showcasing three pieces of pure dance, stripped of any in-depth narrative, instead a celebration of the art form they have dominated for decades. Our first piece, Eye Candy, choreographed by Imre and Marne van Opstal, is an exploration of modern beauty standards and its positive and negative impact on us. Dancers wearing specially designed body suits to give the impression of nudity (minus private parts) kick a...