Rambert, Britain’s national dance company, returns to the Theatre Royal in October with a line-up of dance that includes Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, featuring the iconic music of the Rolling Stones.

Christopher Bruce’s Rooster pays homage to the swinging sixties. Sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women perform virtuoso courtship dances set 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.

One of Britain’s leading choreographers, Christopher Bruce’s work is in demand all around the world. He is a former dancer and artistic director with Rambert, which first performed Rooster in 1994. The piece quickly became established as a modern classic and a firm audience favourite, and it is making a return to the UK stage in 2014 after a 13 year absence.

Barak Marshall’s The Castaways, is a darkly comic dance theatre creation. 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 is by Jon Bausor, who designed the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Named by the LA Times as a ‘Face to Watch’, Barak Marshall choreographs all over the world, fusing movement based on traditional folk dances with theatrical storytelling.

Also featured in the programme is Richard Alston’s short, sharp solo, Dutiful Ducks, choreographed to the tongue-twisting word poem of the same name. It is paired with Merce Cunningham’s Sounddance, featuring David Tudor’s electronic score which is improvised live each night.

With inventive choreography, live music, spectacular staging and world-class dancers, this Rambert programme is an exceptional evening’s entertainment.

James Jarvis
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