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 2017/18.

A short film from our recent Ghost Dances photo shoot, featuring dancers Daniel Davidson, Liam Francis and Juan Gil, with photographer Chris Nash and Senior Rehearsal Director Mikaela Polley.

'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

Ghost Dances Appeal

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