Rambert have released details on their Spring 2016 programme, to include two new works: Lucy Guerin’s Tomorrow and Patricia Okenwa’s Hydrargyrum.
Guerin is known for her subversion of traditional movement styles and a choreographic language that creates works that are unfamiliar and unsettling. Tomorrow follows on from Guerin’s recent collaboration with Carrie Cracknell on Macbeth for the Young Vic, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and HOME, and takes the psychology of the characters in the Shakespeare play as a starting point for an abstract work on the themes of ambition, violence and regret.
Hydrargyrum is Rambert dancer Okenwa’s first full-length work for the company. To an original score by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, it’s a piece for eight dancers that looks at ideas of connection and disconnection, the individual and the mass.
For the Sadler’s Wells week, Rambert’s dancers will be joined on stage by members of the Rambert Orchestra, and additional performers from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, in a revival of Itzik Galili’s vibrant and popular A Linha Curva.
Also featured during the season are The Strange Charm of Mother Nature and Dark Arteries by Mark Baldwin; Terra Incognita, in which Shobana Jeyasingh combines mathematical rhythmic patterns from classical Indian dance with contemporary movement; Alexander Whitley’s Frames; Didy Veldman’s The 3 Dancers, an exploration of the true story behind Picasso’s masterpiece; and the absorbing Transfigured Night by Kim Brandstrup.
For more details, visit www.rambert.org.uk.