A maze of interlocked, midair cables is negotiated onstage with sheer virtuosity and gravitational defiance. A woman births a teenager, who becomes a tyrant. A couple trapped in an industrial unit tease each other into a frenzy with lurid and liquid gyrations. Fire and smoke are everywhere, and people are literally climbing the walls. Get ready for all this—and then some—when Rambert finally premieres, onstage and in person, the unapologetically visceral and occasionally jocular Draw from Within.
Choreographed by the polymath Belgian Wim Vandekeybus, the piece was live-streamed last September to bumper digital ovations. Clever camerawork enmeshed viewers and dancers—deep zooms closing in on sinews pulsing; multi-angled panning shots catching all 19 bodies going at it with abandon.