‘My work generally contains a collage of ideas creating several narratives which I hope will trigger a personal and unique reaction in the spectator. One of the sources for Swansong’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ theme was the novel A Man by Oriana Fallaci. I was particularly struck by the way in which the author describes torture and interrogation as if it were a theatrical production.’
Christopher Bruce choreographer
Christopher Bruce’s classic and ever-popular Swansong made a triumphant return to Rambert’s repertoire in autumn 2007. This gripping piece’s themes of torture and interrogation continue to be as relevant today as when it was first created in 1987.
- Choreography, set and costume design:
- Christopher Bruce
- Philip Chambon
- Lighting design:
- David Mohr
Revival premiere by Rambert Dance Company: Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK on 10 October 2007. Originally premiered by London Festival Ballet at Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain, 25 November 1987.