Dance: Rambert's Garden grows
Saturday 02 May 1998
Despite a scare story in the press last year suggesting that Bruce found the dual role of director and company choreographer insupportably onerous, the 52-year-old is still talking very much in the future tense. He announced last Thursday that Rambert will, over the next three years, be dancing works old and new by a Who's Who of contemporary choreography: Siobhan Davies, Merce Cunningham, Jiri Kylian, Twyla Tharp, Mats Ek and, of course, Bruce himself.
Meanwhile, the company is currently touring Britain with a repertoire that exemplifies Bruce's commitment to cherishing old works while creating and importing new ones.
This week in Oxford, the company revives Cruel Garden, the fantastical dance drama that Bruce and Lindsay Kemp created for Rambert in 1977. The piece is based on the life and work of Federico Garcia Lorca. His tale is told in dance, song, mime and verse, and uses the original music of Carlos Miranda and a bullring-type set by Ralph Koltai. The authenticity of the revival should be assured by the fact that Bruce, Kemp and Miranda are working together on the re-staging.
The Cruel Garden performances in Oxford, Edinburgh and London are neatly sponsored by Gonzalez Byass - the sherry people. The timing of the revival is pegged to the fact that Lorca would be 100 this year - if he hadn't been assassinated in 1936.
Oxford Apollo Theatre (01865 244544) 6-9 May; Edinburgh Festival Theatre (0131-529 6000) 29-30 May; Sadler's Wells, London EC1, 10-15 Nov (booking opens later this year)
Life & Style blogs
Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time: 10 worst gadgets of recent times
The secret to a great sex life revealed: Two cups of coffee a day
New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
Facebook status updates indicates whether a user is narcissistic or neurotic, research finds
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...