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Rambert Dance Company Labyrinth of Love


Rambert Dance Company, is a leading British dance company. Its contemporary style is now popular the world over and its Labyrinth of Love show comes to Cornwall in early 2013.

Glimpses of love’s ups and downs tangle and untangle in the magical and surreal world of a many-faceted labyrinth. Marguerite Donlon’s choreography captures not only the romantic moments of love but its humour and surprise.

Inspired by Debussy’s languorous and shimmering score and considered to be on of the first modern ballets, L’Après-midi d’un faune, created for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, caused a furore at its first performance 100 years ago. The Rambert version of Vaslav Nijinsky’s seminal ballet is revived by the Company for the first time in almost 30 years.

Innate sexual attraction drives men and women to size each other up on the dance floor in a primal ritual, as nature’s powerful forces take over. Mark Baldwin’s brand new modern-day take on L’Après-midi d’un faune is set to a pulsing and feral score by Gavin Higgins, commissioned by New Music 20x12 as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Created by Tim Rushton, artistic director of Danish Dance Theatre, Monolith is inspired by mystical energies that haunt sites of man-made gathering places. The rhythms and extremes of PÄ“teris Vasks’ gutsy score, tense yet tranquil, are the perfect backdrop to Rushton’s Rambert debut.

 ‘The 11 dancers move with a heroic stridency and scale’ – The Guardian

An enjoyably wild kaleidoscope of apache dances, tango and ballet… energetic and fun
- The Guardian (May 2012)


 £12 to £25
Concessions available on the matinee
Children £10 (7.30pm performances)

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