The dance company Rambert is returning to The Lowry in Salford this spring with its latest production ‘Death Trap’.

Following on the popular success of its latest production, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, Rambert’s latest dance production will come to The Lowry from April 18-20.

Bringing together the dance productions Goat (2017) and Cerberus (2022), Death Trap continues Rambert’s focus on storytelling and features live music by an on-stage band.

Photo by Daniel Shea, Flickr.

The production is devised by Ben Duke (of Lost Dog) who aims to create a sense of dark theatre within the piece.

In Cerberus, the audience enter a world where dance is “literally a matter of life or death.” It is an ingenious adaptation of the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and is a bittersweet musing on myth and mortality, complete with funeral couture. Goat is inspired by the spirit of Nina Simone, with iconic songs including Feelings, Feeling Good and Ain’t Got No / I Got, Life.

Both pieces are recreated for this tour by Ben Duke and Rambert dancers Adél Bálint, Angélique Blasco, Simone Damberg Würtz, Max Day, Conor Kerrigan, Joseph Kudra, Naya Lovell, Musa Motha, Aishwarya Raut, Antonello Sangirardi, Alex Soulliere, Dylan Tedaldi, Jonathan Wade, Archie White and Seren Williams.

Ben Duke commented: “I first worked with Rambert in 2017 and while I, and the company, have changed a lot since then, I feel like this history gives me a sense of partnership.

“The work I make is always inspired by and made with the performers and it is a privilege to find myself in a room with these exceptional artists. Their diversity of background means that they bring such a richness of experience into the space, and it is their talent and generosity that really make this work.”

To find out more information on Rambert’s latest production Death Trap click here.

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