RAMBERT, Britain’s national dance company, makes a welcome return to Bath Theatre Royal on Thursday to perform Christopher Bruce’s contemporary masterpiece Ghost Dances as part of a triple bill also featuring two new works: Ben Duke’s Goat, inspired by the music and spirit of the legendary Nina Simone, and Aletta Collins’s The days run away like wild horses.

The works appear at the Theatre Royal from Thursday, November 2-Saturday, November 4 Rambert will be accompanied by live music performed by the critically acclaimed Rambert Orchestra.

Rambert’s artistic director Mark Baldwin said: “Bath has a hugely significant part in Rambert’s touring story and continuing our 74 year-old history with the theatre I am thrilled to present Ghost Dances, Rambert’s enduring masterwork, which returns after 13 years to move new generations of dance lovers.

“On this special occasion, this programme also includes two diverse and dynamic works: Ben Duke’s new work Goat sees him explore in his own way the psyche, songs and characters of the incomparable Nina Simone, both joyous diva and malcontent; in The days run away like wild horses the theatrical Aletta Collins aligns her witty and agile choreography to the rhythmic excitement of Arturo Marquez’s Cuban-inspired music. I’m so proud to be showing this brilliant collection of dances here”.

Whilst at Bath’s Theatre Royal, Rambert will host a free, pre-show talk on Friday, November 3 at 6.30pm; tickets for the talk can be booked via the Box Office.

  •  RAMBERT: Ghost Dances and Other Works appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at theatreroyal.org.uk