Dark Arteries (2)
The massed ranks of a full brass band propel Rambert’s dancers in Dark Arteries. Composer Gavin Higgins (who wrote the opening piece for 2014’s Last Night of the Proms) and Rambert Artistic Director Mark Baldwin have created a work that is powerful and uplifting, celebrating how brass band music endures as the legacy of the communities which mined the coalfields – the ‘dark arteries’ – of Britain. It is a dance which draws you into its emotional heart, even as the sound lifts the hairs on the back of your neck, then raises the roof.
‘Rambert have a long and proud tradition of performing with live music. And that tradition has rarely been on more impressive display than in Dark Arteries’ The Guardian