Rambert at Sadler’s Wells

On Wednesday 22nd November, GCSE and A Level dancers and Dance Scholars had the opportunity to watch Rambert perform at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London.

The dance had two parts, one based on a curious adaptation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the second called ‘Goat’, inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone, with a live on-stage band. It was an incredible performance including Dance, Theatre and Music with outstanding and interesting choreography. All of the dancers really enjoyed the experience.

Rhiannon, U5, said “I found the trip especially interesting and extremely enjoyable. I absolutely loved it.

“The combination of live music, spoken voices and rambert dance style made it stand out in comparison to other dance shows we have seen at Sadlers Wells before.

“The story of love and death and the inspiration of Orpheus and Eurydice was enticing and useful as a Classical Civilisation student, as we learn about it for our GCSE.

“The emotion was of such high quality it brought some of us, myself included, to tears, despite our high up seats.“Whilst watching the performance, I was inspired and a string of ideas began to form in mind for my GCSE dance solo and I felt continuously enticed and was on the edge of my seat the whole performance with interest. It was an enthralling experience.

“My favourite part of the performance was the final section after the interval where one dancer was sacrificed as part of a death ritual. He had to dance to his death and after his death there was a moving and intimate duet between the deceased and his lover. “e could tell the intimacy and strong love within this relationship from high up in the stands. There was no dry eye from any of those in attendance after their duet.

“I would love to go see more from Rambert following the trip. it has become one of my most memorable and favourite trips I have been on so far.”