by Christopher Bruce


‘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.

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