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Dance

Rambert Dance: one piercing masterpiece - and one dud

Plus: a fruitfully refined return of Scottish Ballet's Elsa Canasta by Javier de Frutos at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

21 November 2015

9:00 AM

21 November 2015

9:00 AM

Rambert Dance

The Lowry; Sadler’s Wells; and touring

Scottish Ballet

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mark Baldwin, artistic director of Rambert Dance, must take responsibility for most of the good times I’ve had recently, midwife to a litter of excellent things born out of curiosity and an unfussed love of culture, particularly music. A true artistic director (cf my complaint last time).

On to the creative table at Rambert HQ this year he has thrown ideas about brass bands, a Picasso painting, something challengingly old-school for the Rambert orchestra to play, a new commissioned score or two, a bold, even foolhardy, decision to declare the Rolling Stones passé and say goodbye to Christopher Bruce’s popular but...

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