Rambert — Life is a Dream

22 - 26 May 2018

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, Danish choreographer and two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert.

In the same room, many decades apart: a woman incarcerated, presumed mad; a boy experiencing the world through his computer screen; a theatre group discovering a 400- year-old Spanish play with surprising relevance today.

With stunning imagery from filmmakers the Quay Brothers, a symphony orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski and dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, this is a rich retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Life is A Dream.

Commissioned by Bergen International Festival. Co-produced by Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme. Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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