Life Is A Dream for Rambert

Published: 29 September 2018
Reporter: David Upton

Rambert presents its first full-length narrative dance work in almost 40 years at The Lowry in Salford from October 10 to 12.

Choreographed by two-time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup in collaboration with filmmakers the Quay Brothers, Life is a Dream is a two-act, modern reimagining of the 17th-century play of the same name.

The production is set in a run-down rehearsal room, where a director is drifting off to sleep. As images of the day’s rehearsals run through his mind, the play is revisited, recast and replayed and images of worlds far beyond his room appear.

A symphony orchestra adds to the other-worldly atmosphere.