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Tribute to victims of oppression
Tuesday 28th March, 2017 - Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tribute to victims of oppression
Ghost Dances.
A triple bill of world-class dance to live music is coming to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.

Britain’s national dance company, Rambert, will perform three pieces from Tuesday, March 28 to Thursday, March 30 as part of a national tour.

The first is Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances. The programme will also feature Malgorzata Dzierzon’s Flight and Patricia Okenwa’s Hydrargyrum.

Ghost Dances was created for Rambert in 1981 as a tribute to the victims of political oppression in South America. It tells stories of compassion as death — in the form of the iconic ghost dancers — interrupts the daily lives of ordinary people.

Flight uses multi-media projections to create an ever-shifting backdrop as dancers dramatise the emotional journey of leaving one home to search for another.

Hydragyrum is staged beneath a giant revolving mirror as dancers emerge from an anonymous group to defiant, but vulnerable individuals.

There is a free post-show discussion on Wednesday.

An over-55s workshop a week today will give people the opportunity to work with dancers and learn the Ghost Dances repertoire.
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