Rambert presents a new creation by Marion Motin, whose hip hop-influenced style is probably best known through her work for Christine and the Queens and her VMA-nominated video for Dua Lipa‘s IDGAF.

How do you keep going when the only thing you have is yourself? When your building is burning in the middle of the night, what do you take with you? How does it help you to keep going? When you are in the red zone, do you still have the resources to recharge yourself?

Rouge is about finding our real selves: our instinct and nature, rather than our culture. It’s about leaving the artificial world to just live, to connect with real bodies and real people.

This production was made possible thanks to the support of the Rambert Commissioning Council. The original production of Rouge was supported due to a gift from Chiara Chabanne.

Marion Motin
Micka Luna
Costume Design:
Yann Seabra
Lighting Design:
Judith Leray


Marion Motin
Marion Motin is a French contemporary choreographer whose work has a hip hop influence and frequently centres on strong female characters. As a performer she has danced for both Angelin Preljocaj and Madonna, and she created her own company, Compagnie Swaggers, in 2009. She is perhaps best known in the UK for her work with Christine and the Queens, including choreographing the video for her breakthrough track Tilted. In 2018, she was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for her choreography on Dua Lipa’s IDGAF.

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