On stage tour: May 2022
Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal
FOLLOWING THE SUBTLE CURRENT UPSTREAM
An evening with Rambert is always exhilarating, entertaining and thought provoking. This brilliant, diverse company of dancers want to invite you to change how you see the world through three very different short pieces that connect directly with the audience.
Eye Candy shows the pains and the pleasures of inhabiting the human body. Since David and Venus, we’ve put the human body on the highest pedestal, shaping and perpetuating an unattainable beauty standard.
In Greek mythology Cerberus is the guard dog at the gates of the underworld, preventing the dead from leaving. Ben Duke’s new piece is set on-stage during a contemporary dance performance. A meta dance-comedy and a musing on mortality, complete with funeral couture and live on-stage music from percussionist Romana Campbell, soprano Rebecca Leggett and classical guitarist George Robinson.
In Alonzo King’s own words, “everything that exists in nature is seeking to return to its source. The child runs to its parents, and the river seeks the ocean. Salmon return from the sea to reach their original spawning grounds.” Human beings have one thing in common – we want to avoid pain and suffering and we want a happiness that is ever fulfilling and never goes stale. Joy is the goal. Following the Subtle Current Upstream is about how to return to joy.
2022 Tour Dates
Eye Candy is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Eye Candy, and Cerberus, has also been made possible thanks to the support of the Rambert Commissioning Council.