Rambert does rock ‘n’ roll

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Rambert returns to Theatre Royal Glasgow with a strong line-up of new work and classic pieces from some of the most inventive and celebrated dancemakers around.

The programme includes the return of Christopher Bruce’s irresistible Rooster, the world premiere of a new work from Alexander Whitley, and Ashley Page’s striking Subterrain. Rooster is a celebration of the swinging Sixties set to music by the Rolling Stones.

A series of courtship dances by sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women are accompanied by some of the Stones’ most famous tunes, including Not Fade Away, Paint It Black and Little Red Rooster.

Created by former Rambert artistic director Christopher Bruce in 1991, this is a firmly-established modern classic, back on the UK stage for the first time since 2001.

A new work from innovative choreographer Alexander Whitley lays bare the process of making a dance performance. 12 performers assemble and disassemble set, move lighting and change angles, constantly creating new spaces and playing with what’s revealed and what’s hidden of their sequences of virtuosic, highly technical dancing.

This work, designed to make audiences look at dance in new ways, is a continuation of Whitley’s collaboration with visual artists Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen.

The work has its world premiere in Glasgow, and runs from Thursday until Saturday, March 5-7, from 7.30pm.

Tickets £8-£41 plus booking fee.