Ghost Dances

by Christopher Bruce

Ghost Dances

Christopher Bruce’s 1981 work Ghost Dances is one of the most celebrated contemporary dance pieces of its generation.

This masterpiece is an evocative tribute to the victims of political oppression in South America. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghost dancers” – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Visually referencing celebrations of the Day of the Dead, and driven by the bewitching rhythms of traditional Latin American songs, it’s a moving, intensely human work.

Ghost Dances returns to UK stages for the first time in 13 years in November 2016, and tours throughout 2017.

'I don’t see how anybody can fail to be moved by Bruce’s poetic visions. They express concepts in succinct and vivid pictures far more potent than words, and the closing, popular Ghost Dances held the audience hushed in its grip.'

Nadine Meisner, The Independent

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Choreography and set:
Christopher Bruce
arranged by Nicholas Mojsiejenko
Costume design:
Belinda Scarlett
Lighting design:
Nick Chelton

Showing at:

  • Theatre Royal Brighton

    Theatre Royal
    New Road Brighton BN1 1SD
  • Theatr Clwyd

    Theatr Clwyd
    Mold Flintshire CH7 1YA
  • New Theatre Oxford

    New Theatre Oxford
    OX1 2AG Oxford OX1 2AG
  • Hall for Cornwall

    Hall for Cornwall
    Back Quay Truro TR1 2LL
  • Theatre Royal Nottingham

    Theatre Royal
    Theatre Square Nottingham NG1 5ND
  • Sadler's Wells, London

    Sadler's Wells
    Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN
  • Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

    Mayflower Theatre
    Commercial Road Southampton SO15 1GE
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