Britain’s oldest ballet company, Rambert, recently celebrated their 90th birthday. In this varied triple bill they present a contrasting mix of work which includes a classic, a recent favourite and something totally new. It has to be said, the oldest work here really is the best.
The days run away like wild horses is a brand new work from versatile opera, theatre and dance choreographer, Aletta Collins. It explores the idea of lives intertwining and daily repetition inspired by Zbiginiew Rybczynski’s 1981 film, Tango. The beginning and end are homages to the film and are also the more memorable moments of the work.
The family home is a distinct lilac colour and we see various characters come and go: a mother tends to her baby, an arguing couple, a man ferociously jogging and a schoolgirl. Katrina Lindsay’s bright set and costume designs combined with these strong characterisations felt very much like a set piece from a Matthew Bourne production.
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Ghost Dances runs until May 20th