As a blogger I get invited to a lot of different shows which I love, mainly as it opens my eyes up to things I wouldn’t generally go out of my way to see. Like last night for example, I got the chance to see Rambert’s Ghost Dances which was incredible!
I’ve never seen an all dance show before, I’m more of a drama or comedy play kind of man but Ghost Dances was great. How mad is it that you can see a story being played out by the medium of dance!
Rambert is Britain’s oldest dance company based in the heart of the cultural quarter on London’s South Bank, and consists of 22 of the worlds finest dancers who tour throughout the country.
The show consisted of several different dances by different choreographers, Tomorrow by Lucy Guerin, Transfigured Night by Kim Brandstrup, Flight by Malgorzata Dzierson, Hydrargyrum by Patricia Okenwa, The 3 Dancers by Didy Veldman & the grand finale by Choreographer Christopher Bruce – Ghost Dances!
All the dances were incredible, I especially liked Tomorrow with its 2 sided contrast with Macbeth Shakespeare vibes, but the ultimate dance had to be Ghost Dances! The 3 ghosts which appeared on stage were flawless, so effortless and chilling! The costumes were excellent, and Brighton’s very own Rambert dancer Liam Francis was a ghost!
I went into the show stressed out from everyday life, and left in total relaxation . . . from the orchestra to the movement on stage it all blended together to make a great show. If you’re a fan of contemporary dance then you need to watch this, or even in you aren’t (like I was) still give it a go and see what you think.
Created in 1981, and absent from UK stages for 13 years! Ghost Dances has returned better than ever!
Minimal props and staging however the lights and movement of set made the illusion of change and suspense.