Commissioned by: Rambert Dance Company
Photography: Chris Nash
"Set to an orchestrated version of Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet, this is a collective dream of a dance. On a shadowy stage, dramatically shuttered with light, its 10 dancers are lulled into sleep, where they are visited by lovers, demons, sirens and beasts. There is no through-narrative, but the exhilarating rushes of movement, driven by Schubert's relentless pulse and given a muscular heft by Oguike's African-inflected language, create a bewitching, teeming drama of their own. Oguike magnificently justifies his first Rambert commission."
Judith Mackrell The Guardian 04/11/2009