News: Rambert's Life is a Dream World Premiere at Sadler's Wells

Wednesday 16 May 2018 by Richard Le Cocq

Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, winner of the 2016 National Dance Award for best modern choreography, Danish choreographer and double Olivier Award-winner, Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert, Life is a Dream which will have its World Premiere at Sadler’s Wells this Tuesday 22 May and will have a limited engagement until Saturday 26 May.

Life is a Dream is a contemporary reimagining of the classic play by Calderón — a study of desires as recognisable in today’s world as at any time in the past 400 years: the longing for an authentic experience, and the need to dream. The story takes place in a run-down rehearsal room, where a director drifts off to sleep with images of the day’s rehearsals running through his mind. In his dreams, the play is revisited, recast and replayed, and fantastic images of worlds far beyond his room appear.

With stunning imagery from filmmakers the Quay Brothers, a symphony orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosawski and dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble.

Buy your tickets for Life is a Dream at Sadler’s Wells website here.

Please Note: Children Under 5s are not admitted.

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