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. The premiere of Rouge marks the first time Marion’s work will be shown on stage in the UK.
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.
Tickets for Rambert’s McGregor | Motin | Shechter programme at the Alhambra Theatre are now on sale, for more information or to book please call 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk.
Notes to editors
Rambert is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, creating distinctive, exciting work in London and touring it throughout the UK and around the world. Rambert is the longest established British dance company, with a 94-year history of creating new dance. It has been a home for the great modern choreographers of the 20th century, including Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Glen Tetley and Merce Cunningham.
Led by Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer and Chief Executive / Executive Producer Helen Shute, Rambert today is a global brand synonymous with the best in contemporary dance. Its permanent company of dancers is possibly the world’s most diverse ensemble, complemented by the outstanding early-career dancers of Rambert2. Current and recent creations include works by Kim Brandstrup, Ben Duke, Sharon Eyal, Lucy Guerin, Shobana Jeyasingh and Benoit Swan Pouffer.
Rambert’s home is a landmark building in the heart of London’s cultural quarter on the South Bank, and its performance programme is complemented by extensive education, participation and community-based work. Rambert’s vision is to bring work that resonates in the 21st century into the heart of communities at home and around the world.