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An Iliad

Life is a Dream

Tickets for Life is a Dream at The Lowry

Rambert are one of The Lowry’s original partner companies, each year bringing a triple bill of some of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary dance to our Lyric Theatre stage.

This year however, we can expect something different. In October the company will perform its first full length narrative dance work for over 30 years.
Life is a Dream’ will be a spectacular production that combines vivid dance story-telling, the rich, symphonic music of Witold Lutosławski played live, and the stunning visual imagination of filmmakers the Quay Brothers, who set the piece in an ever-changing, dream-like world.
With dramatic and lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, ‘Life is a Dream’ is a study of desires, as recognisable in today’s mass-mediated world as at any time in the past 400 years, and our longing for an authentic experience.
Choreographer Kim Brandstrup says: ‘The need for dreams is a strong message of ‘Life is a Dream’, and this show has for a long time been a personal dream of mine. It resonates in a world where the lines between reality and fantasy are often blurred. Re-thinking the play to create a full-length dance piece in a contemporary context will, I hope, make its profound insight come alive for a new audience.’

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