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- Rambert - Life is a Dream
Rambert - Life is a Dream
Rambert are one of The Lowry’s original partner companies, each year bringing a triple bill of some of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary dance to our Lyric Theatre stage. This year however, we can expect something different. In October the company will perform its first full length narrative dance work for over 30 years.
In a run-down rehearsal room, a director drifts off to sleep with images of the day’s rehearsals running through his mind. In his dreams the play is revisited, recast and replayed, and fantastic images of worlds far beyond his room appear.
‘Life is a Dream’ is a spectacular new dance show from the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Alongside dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, imagery from legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers creates a dream-like experience, and a live orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski adds to the otherworldly atmosphere.
They combine in a contemporary re-imagining of a classic play by Calderón - a study of desires as recognisable in today’s world as at any time in the past 400 years: the longing for authentic experience, and the need to dream.