Magazine article Musical Opinion

Rambert Dance Company at the Wells

Magazine article Musical Opinion

Rambert Dance Company at the Wells

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The Rambert Company which I saw at Sadler's Wells on 22 May is always enjoyable to watch because all the dancers are so strong technically and their obvious commitment is very appealing. They performed three works, the first of which was Merce Cunningham's Pond Way, set to an electronic score by Brian Eno with design by Roy Lichtenstein and costumes by Suzanne Gallo. It had a beautiful thread of tranquillity which permeated the whole choreographic structure and mood. The dancers wore loose white pants and tops which had slits along sleeves and legs, creating different effects as the loops of fabric fell down and swayed with the movement.

Gran Partita was choreographed for the Rambert by Karole Armitage and set to the first two and the seventh movements of Mozart's Gran Partita with designs by Jean Marc Puissant. This was its World Premiere and is likely to be one which will stay in the repertoire because it is such a joyous work. …

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