RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY
The UK premiere of Eye Candy is coming to the Hall for Cornwall this May.
An evening with Rambert is always thought-provoking. This brilliant, diverse company of dancers invites us to see three very different short pieces that connect directly with the audience.
Since David and Venus, we’ve put the human body on the highest pedestal, shaping and perpetuating an unattainable beauty standard. Eye Candy, originally created for Rambert’s livestream 2021 season by Dutch siblings Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal shows the pains and the pleasures of inhabiting the human body.
In a new creation for Rambert, Ben Duke combines our shared creation myths with our more personal stories, beginning to look at what connects us to ourselves and to each other.
Rambert closes the evening with a treat by Alonzo King, danced for the first time by a UK company. In King’s own words, “everything that exists in nature is seeking to return to its source. The child runs to its parents, and the river seeks the ocean.” Human beings have one thing in common – we want a happiness that is ever fulfilling and never goes stale. Joy is the goal. King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream is about how to return to joy.
1 hour 29 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)
These performances contain strobe lighting and haze effects.
Age recommendation: 15+ Eye Candy contains illusion of nudity and bad language