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Life is a Dream painted on Harlequin Hi-Shine

20 June 2018

Renowned contemporary dance company Rambert premiered a new production of Life is a Dream at London’s Sadler’s Wells in May 2018 before touring the UK and internationally.

Choreographed by award-winning Kim Brandstrup in collaboration with filmmakers and stage designers Stephen and Timothy Quay. The acclaimed production features exquisite sets, costumes and staging. A bespoke painted silver Harlequin Hi-Shine gloss vinyl dance surface was commissioned together with the Harlequin Liberty sprung floor panels the Company rehearse, perform and tour on. Scenery builders Souvenir Scenic Studios created with spectacular results the ethereal painted effect.

Speaking of the production Kim Brandstrup said:

‘Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s play has for a long time been a personal dream of mine. Though written nearly 400 years ago it is remarkably contemporary and resonates strongly in a world where the lines between reality and fantasy are increasingly blurred. Re-thinking the play to create a full-length narrative dance piece for contemporary dancers in a modern context will, I hope, make its profound insight resonate with a new audience. Rambert is the perfect company to take on the scope and ambition of this idea and I am both excited and honoured to be able to create this piece with them’.

UK Tour:

Norwich Theatre Royal 27 – 28 Sept 2018
theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk | 01603 63 00 00

Venue Cymru, Llandudno 1 – 2 Oct 2018
venuecymru.co.uk | 01492 872 000

The Lowry, Salford 10 – 13 Oct 2018
thelowry.com | 0843 208 6000

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 22 – 24 Nov 2018
edtheatres.com | 0131 529 6000

Theatre Royal Plymouth 26 – 1 Nov 2018
theatreroyal.com | 01752 267 222

Theatre Royal Glasgow 14 – 16 Feb 2019
atgtickets.com | 0844 871 7647

Eden Court, Inverness 21 – 22 Feb 2019
eden-court.co.uk | 01463 234 234

Curve Theatre, Leicester 26 – 28 Feb 2019
curveonline.co.uk | 0116 242 3595

Photo credit: Johan Persson

Rambert Life is a Dream, Liam Francis and Rambert Dancers