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Earlier this year, Birmingham Hippodrome announced a new partnership with dance powerhouse Company, Rambert. The first innovative new production in this creative partnership, Rooms, will receive its streamed World Premiere on 8 April to audiences across the globe.
A premiere from Norwegian choreographer and theatre and film director Jo Strømgren, Rooms is created specifically for the camera and will be performed and broadcast live, with a cinematographer and camera crew relaying the productions in real-time from 8-10 April 2021.
In addition to Rooms, Rambert and Birmingham Hippodrome have today announced that they will partner once again for Summer Livestream, a broadcast of two dance works to audiences across the world from Thu 15 – Sat 17 July 2021.
Summer Livestream will feature two new works: an adaptation of Rouge from choreographer Marion Motin and the premiere of a new work from siblings Marne Van Opstal and Imre Van Opstal.
Marion Motin has created choreography for pop royalty including Dua Lipa (IDGAF) and Christine and the Queens (Christine, Tilted). Rouge is a result of what happened when pop’s coolest choreographer was invited to work with Rambert’s daring dancers. Now, Marion Motin is revisiting Rouge to recreate this exciting work with a new cinematographic twist for audiences at home.
Siblings Marne Van Opstal and Imre Van Opstal (company dancers NDT, Batsheva) are amongst the hottest up-and-coming new choreographers on the scene. Always looking for exciting new voices, Rambert have invited these emerging choreographers to unleash their fresh creative force on a new work created especially for Summer Livestream.
Rooms and Summer Livestream follow on from the success of Birmingham Hippodrome’s acclaimed stream of their co-production with Curve, The Color Purple - At Home and Rambert’s inaugural livestream commission of Draw From Within (Wim Vandekeybus).
Birmingham Hippodrome’s Director of Marketing and Sales, Chilina Madon said; “Today marks the exciting first performance of Birmingham Hippodrome and Rambert’s ongoing creative partnership. The world premiere of Rooms offers our audiences a brand-new cinematic opportunity to enjoy world-class dance theatre as it happens, in real time from the comfort of their own homes.
“We are delighted to now announce the next in our series of online performances with Rambert. Summer Livestream this July features two extraordinary pieces of dance, adapted for the camera and relayed live across the world.
“Rambert are known for their engaging and ambitious work and their streamed productions are no exception. I urge our audiences to join us for these live streamed performances; they provide an unrivalled opportunity to view and experience dance in a new and exciting way.”
Rooms will stream online on 8 Apr at 12pm, 9 Apr at 8pm and 10 Apr at 8pm. Summer Livestream will be broadcast on Thu 15 Jul at 3pm, Fri 16 Jul at 8pm and Sat 17 Jul at8pm. For tickets and further information visit birminghamhippodrome.com.
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