Now Vandekeybus is working with Rambert on Draw from Within, a new work which is unique in a number of ways.
It is a real-time, live-streame performance; in other words, you buy a ticket – £10 per household – and watch the performance as it's streamed live. Miss it, and there will be no on-demand access.
What can you expect? First of all, a highly physical performance in keeping with Vandekeybus's choreographic style, which will surely hold no terrors for Rambert's excellent dancers.
Rambert dancers rehearse Draw from Within with Wim Vandekeybus Photo: Miguel Altunaga Jr
Draw from Within is performed at Rambert’s London South Bank studios, which will be transformed into a series of contrasting, vivid theatrical worlds.
We are promised a narrative inspired by the strange conditions of our present times, with the choreographer intent on exploring our human frailty alongside our strength. He is determined that Draw from Within should make viewers look under their very own skin, and embrace the many contradictions human beings are made up of.
As the work's pre-publicity puts it, Vandekeybus wants us to be aware of our heartbeat.
Draw from Within is being streamed internationally across a variety of time zones, hence the staggered start times. Prime time in the UK, for example, is on Friday 25 September at 8pm, though you can access the live-stream at other times, eg 12pm on Thursday or 1am on Sunday.
Tickets must be bought in advance either directly from Rambert here or from one of the participating venues throughout the UK (and abroad).
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24 Sep 20 – 26 Sep 20, Start times: Thu 12:00, Fri 20:00, Sun 01:00 am Dur.: TBC