Rambert brings rock and Roll swagger to Aberdeen

Rambert brings rock and Roll swagger to Aberdeen

Famed dance company Rambert is to rock into His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen with the perfect Valentine’s Day treat - featuring the music of the Rolling Stones in Rooster.

This enduringly popular piece will be accompanied by two of Rambert’s newest works, including the Scottish premiére of a new piece from Scottish Ballet’s former artistic director Ashley Page, at the city centre theatre from Wednesday to Friday, February 12 to 14.

Rooster is Christopher Bruce's electrifying celebration of the swinging Sixties set to music by the Rolling Stones. Sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women perform virtuoso courtship dances 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.

Created by former Rambert artistic director Christopher Bruce in 1991, these performances represent Rooster’s highly anticipated return to the UK stage after 13 years.

Ashley Page, whose work was last seen by Aberdeen audiences in 2012 with his version of The Sleeping Beauty, has created Subterrain for Rambert. This striking work for five couples combines sensual, sinewy movement with atmospheric music by Aphex Twin and award-winning composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, whose recent commissions include Anna Nicole for the Royal Opera House.

Designer and long-time collaborator with Page, Jon Morrell, was awarded Best Costume Design at the Olivier Awards 2013 for the West End production of Top Hat.

Barak Marshall’s The Castaways, is a work that is both vivid and theatrical. Punctuated with humour and catchy tunes, and 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’ in December 2012, Barak Marshall choreographs all over the world and is particularly well-known in Israel and the US, fusing traditional and contemporary styles.

An evening’s entertainment that celebrates everything that Rambert does best: premiering exciting new dance alongside contemporary classics and showcasing world class dancers, all accompanied by live music.

Tickets for Rambert are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Thursday 30 January

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