For their new programme Rambert is re-staging works by two Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists, Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter; both works created before their choreographers were household – cult even – names.
Wayne McGregor’s 2002 Presentient is set to Triple Quartet by the American minimalist composer Steve Reich and is, in McGregor’s own words, ‘an airless piece.’ McGregor says he was attracted to ‘the punishing and driven wall of sound’ and the ‘dense, complex and interlocking rhythmical and tonal structures of the music.’
Lit by Lucy Carter, with set design by Ursula Bombshell, McGregor’s Presentient is a short claustrophobic piece, the physicality of which suits Rambert’s dancers to a T.
In Your Room, dating from 2007 is typical Shechter, set to a pounding score by the choreographer himself and incorporating many of his trademark pulsating, rhythmic moves.
Hofesh Shechter created In Your Room for his own company, who are well drilled in their director’s ways; it’ll be fascinating to see how Rambert’s own dancers deal with the quirks of the master.
The final, as yet unnamed piece in the programme comes from the French choreographer Marion Motin, best know in the UK for her work with Christine and the Queens, which includes the choreography for their breakthrough track, 'Tilted'.
Motin was a versatile dancer, who performed with Angelin Preljocaj as well as Madonna; and she runs her own company, Compagnie Swaggers. Her choreographic style is influenced by hip hop and she has a particular interest in creating strong female characters.
All in all, a varied programme that will show off Rambert’s range and artistry.
|What||Rambert, Triple Bill, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
14 May 19 – 18 May 19, 19:30 Sat mat 14:30 Dur.: 2 hours 20 mins inc two intervals
|Price||£150-£55 (+booking fee)|
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|