The 3 Dancers and other works
12 – 14 November 2015
A captivating programme of three pieces full of gripping drama, world-class dancing and live music throughout.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7.30pm Matinees Friday & Saturday 2.30pm
- FREE Pre-show talk: Friday 6.30pm
- Age guidance 8+
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes (including 2 intervals)
Thurs – Fri eves and Sat mat: £16.50 £21.50 £24.50 £28.50 £30.00
Sat eve: £18.00 £23.00 £27.00 £30.00 £31.50
Fri mat: £13.50 £18.50 £21.50 £23.50 £26.00
Love, desire and betrayal are the ingredients of the shocking true story which inspired Picasso’s masterpiece, ‘The Three Dancers. Now Rambert springs Picasso’s painting from the canvas to the stage, bringing to life his vivid Cubist imagery and the themes of ecstasy and doom that fill his work. Choreographed by Didy Veldman, with orchestral music by leading composer Elena Kats-Chernin, The 3 Dancers is part of a triple bill of dance for Bath.
In Transfigured Night two lovers meet by moonlight, and a dark secret threatens to tear them apart. Created by two-time Olivier-award winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, it is a dramatic love story, with intimate duets and spectacular ensemble dancing amplifying the beauty and romance of its Schoenberg score
The programme is completed by Frames, an inventive and visually arresting piece by British dance’s hottest property Alexander Whitley. Twelve performers skilfully manipulate 70 interlocking metal bars, forming shapes, structures and spaces which, quite literally, frame their dancing in a different light.
This is a programme full of gripping drama, world-class dancing and live music throughout. It is Britain’s national dance company at its most captivating.