Rambert Dance Company bring rock ‘n’ roll swagger to Theatre Royal Brighton on Wed 26 Feb – Sat 1 Mar, with in Rooster – a spectacular evening’s entertainment based around the music of the Rolling Stones.
This enduringly popular piece will be accompanied by a bold new work of dance theatre and a pair of modern classics.
Rooster is Christopher Bruce’s electrifying celebration of the swinging Sixties set to music by the Rolling Stones. Sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women perform virtuoso courtship dances to some of the Stones’ most famous tunes, including Not Fade Away, Paint It Black, As Tears Go By, Sympathy for the Devil and Little Red Rooster. Rooster was created by former Rambert artistic director Christopher Bruce in 1991. These performances represent its highly anticipated return to the UK stage after 13 years.
Barak Marshall’s The Castaways is a new dance work that is vivid and theatrical. Punctuated with humour and catchy tunes, it tells the story of the trials and triumphs of 12 lost souls thrown together. Set and costume design are by Jon Bausor, who designed the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Named by the LA Times as a ‘Face to Watch’ in December 2012, Barak Marshall choreographs all over the world and is particularly well-known in Israel and the US, fusing traditional and contemporary styles.
Also presented will be the short, sharp solo, Dutiful Ducks, choreographed by Richard Alston to the tongue-twisting word poem of the same name. It will be accompanied by a rare opportunity to see Merce Cunningham’s Sounddance, which features an improvised electronic score that is different each night.
An evening’s entertainment that celebrates everything that Rambert does best: premiering exciting new dance alongside classic masterpieces and showcasing world class dancers, all accompanied by live music.