This new programme from Rambert features a new creation by rising star Marion Motin who creates with Rambert her first work for a contemporary dance company. Alongside this are the first major revivals of two seminal dance works by Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter, the premieres of which established both choreographers as major talents on the international dance scene.
Rouge is French choreographer Marion Motin’s hypnotic and enticing creation for Rambert. Probably best known for her work for Christine and the Queens and VMA-nominated video for Dua Lipa’s IDGAF as well as Stromae, Marion’s style is hip hop influenced and anchored in instinctive natural movement. Rouge is danced to an original score by Micka Luna, with costumes designed by Yann Seabra, and lighting by Judith Leray.
PreSentient was commissioned by Rambert in 2002, and the hallmarks of Wayne McGregor’s emerging world-class talent are all present in this early piece for 12 dancers, winner of the Time Out Award for Best Choreography. A breakthrough piece for McGregor, PreSentient is revived by Rambert for the first time since its premiere. It is performed to Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet, played live, with lighting by Lucy Carter and costume design by Ursula Bombshell – both regular collaborators with Wayne McGregor.
Brimming with gritty physicality, Hofesh Shechter’s In Your Rooms is provocative, political and deeply personal, presenting a society that is scarily alienating and yet shockingly familiar. A collective of dancers reveal shifting motives, lack of control and vulnerabilities through intricate, touching encounters.
The work features an original score, created by Hofesh in collaboration with Nell Catchpole (The Gogmagogs) which is performed live. This run of In Your Rooms marks the first time Rambert performs the work of Hofesh Shechter.