Rambert Dance Company: Awakenings in Images

We recently wrote about Rambert Dance Company and the making of their brand new piece Awakenings. Based on true life stories of catatonic medical patients treated with the drug L-Dopa and inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks’s book of the same name, the work premiered last month at The Lowry (in Salford) to raving reviews, with The Telegraph pointing out that the Company had achieved not only “moments of considerable beauty” but also, a much rarer feat, lots of young people in attendance.

Awakenings now arrives at Sadler’s Wells where it will be performed alongside Christopher Bruce’s Hush and Henrietta Horn’s Cardoon Club. While we wait for 9 November here are a few production pictures taken during the stage photocalls last month. The dreamlike quality of images 2 & 5 in particular have made us very curious to see the full work:

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Photo Credits:

Images Captured at The Lowry photocall and Technical Rehearsal during September 2010. Rambert Dance Company Awakenings © Nicola Selby and © Robin Gladwin

Awakenings Trailer:

Rambert Dance Company performs Awakenings & other short works at Sadler’s Wells, London 9-13 November.

For more information visit the Sadler’s Wells or Rambert websites or follow Rambert Dance Company on Twitter.

We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).