BRITAIN’S national dance company returns to Southampton after a 25-year absence, showcasing its staggering range in a triple bill of works at Mayflower Theatre on October 10 and 11.

Originally created for Rambert in 1981, Ghost Dances is Christopher Bruce’s response to political oppression in South America and has returned to the company’s repertory for the first time in 13 years. Ghost Dances depicts stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic ‘ghost dancers’. Set to Latin American folk music arranged by Nicholas Mojsiejenko, the piece makes visual reference to the Day of the Dead.

Itzik Galili’s A Linha Curva is a high-octane work based on Latin American rhythms and movements. The piece features 26 dancers and four percussionists. It was nominated for Best Choreography prize in the 2009 National Dance Awards and Best New Dance Production in the 2010 Olivier Awards.

Transfigured Night was created by double Olivier award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup in 2015 and won the 2016 Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography. It is loosely based on a Richard Dehmel poem and driven by composer Arnold Schoenberg’s late romantic masterpiece of the same name. This large-scale ensemble work tells the story of a pair of lovers meeting at moonlight where dark secrets threaten the foundations of their relationship.

Rambert’s Artistic Director Mark Baldwin said “I’m delighted we’re coming back to Southampton after so many years, and with three pieces that really play to Rambert’s strengths and extraordinary talent.

“This special programme is for your pleasure and enjoyment, from award-winning modern masterpiece Ghost Dances with its enduring and timeless message, to the immense, cascading scale of A Linha Curva and the emotionally drenched Transfigured Night. This is a programme of modern masterpieces designed for Southampton to show the very best of dance.”

Tickets: 023 8071 1811 or