Draw from Within review – Rambert’s gripping horror show for jumpy times

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Wim Vandekeybus’s ever-shifting dance theatre refuses to be pinned down in this live-streamed show from the company’s own studios

It’s hard these days not to start reading the current crisis into everything you see. Here’s a flirting couple, she’s coy but definitely in control, when suddenly the walls disappear around her, she’s abandoned and isolated, then trapped between rope barriers pulled across the stage.

Trapped, isolated, the rug pulled from beneath our feet. Draw from Within is not coronavirus choreography but there’s certainly room for interpretation. This premiere is Rambert’s post-lockdown comeback, a live-streamed performance specially designed for an online audience by Belgian choreographer and film-maker Wim Vandekeybus.

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