Rambert's new season at Sadler's Wells theatre features a mixed bill set mainly to rock music in an effort, apparently, to get young people interested in dance. Artistic director Christopher Bruce's Rooster, performed to early Rolling Stones, is still going strong, while new work includes Gaps, Lapse and Relapse - Jeremy James's portrait of youth culture set to dance music. Rafael Bonachela's debut piece, Three Gone, Four Left Standing. The season also boasts Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section, featuring Matthew Hart and danced to music specially composed by David Byrne of Talking Heads.
What They Say About It
"The ever popular Rooster got the biggest cheer - not only for its brash Rolling Stones recordings, but for the way Christopher Bruce's choreography brings to life both the period of that music and the people they sang about. Why don't more choreographers try using character and anecdote to give their ballets bite? It never fails for Bruce," John Percival, The Independent.
"Gaps, Lapse and Relapse is hip, apocalyptic, beautifully realised and performed," Anne Sacks, Evening Standard.
"Be they smiling or serious, they are superlative dancers and they gave everything they've got to a programme that ran the gamut from intellectual discipline to physical effervescence," Debra Craine, The Times.
Where You Can See It
The Rambert season runs at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1 (0171-863 8000) until SatReuse content