• A Knighthood for Richard Alston

    15 Mar 2019

    We are proud to confirm that Richard Alston has been awarded a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Dance as announced in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. The award is a wonderful acknowledgement of the remarkable contribution to the art form Richard has made over five decades as one of the most inspiring and influential choreographers in contemporary dance.


  • Announcing the Spring Season at The Place

    15 Mar 2019

    The Place, London’s boldest dance theatre, is pleased to announce its spring programme. Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season featuring new commissions, talks, family shows and new projects such as the Youth Dance Platform showcasing the next generation of dancers and a film festival curated by students of the inaugural MA Screendance course.


  • Richard Alston Dance Company to close in 2020

    8 Oct 2018

    Richard Alston Dance Company has announced today that its final tour will take place in 2019-2020. Richard Alston has been creating dance for over 50 years and his company has been resident at The Place for the past 24 years. In that time, Alston has played a major role in the world of contemporary dance, developing a unique and distinct dance language and shaping the art form in this country.


  • Announcing The Place Summer Season of dance performances

    9 Apr 2018

    The Place, the UK’s boldest dance theatre, announces its summer programme. Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season which features new commissions, festivals, artist talks, family events and projects with pioneering organisations including the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Rosetta Life, LIFT 2018, Wellcome Collection, Aerowaves, and Korean Cultural Centre UK.


  • Richard Alston to step aside as Artistic Director of The Place after 25 years

    6 Apr 2018

    Richard Alston to step aside as Artistic Director of The Place.

    Richard Alston CBE is to step aside in November as Artistic Director of leading contemporary dance organisation The Place. Alston, who has held the position since 1994 will be seventy in late October and wishes to concentrate his energy on leading Richard Alston Dance Company towards its 25th anniversary in 2020.


  • New Associate Artists announced at international dance institution The Place

    2 Mar 2018


    International dance institution The Place, announces today that it will be working with Amy Bell, Claire Cunningham and Vicki Igbokwe through its Work Place artist development scheme.


  • The Place is blazing the trail for talented graduates in the creative industries

    28 Feb 2018

    Recent graduate Reece McMahon is starting work at The Place after landing a place on a prestigious nationwide programme promoting new talent in the arts.

    Reece is one of just 40 recent graduates from around the country picked to receive a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary. Reece will spend 12 months working as Assistant Producer at The Place as a paid placement in line with Living Wage Foundation guidelines.


  • Announcing a Festival of Korean Dance at The Place in May

    24 Feb 2018

    The Korean Cultural Centre UK and The Place present:

    A Festival of Korean Dance


  • The Place appoints Jane Alexander as new Vice-Chair on the Board of Governors.

    6 Feb 2018

    The UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, today announces the appointment of Jane Alexander as Vice-Chair to its Board of Governors.

    Jane Alexander joins The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust) which is home to the London Contemporary Dance School, a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama, and the Richard Alston Dance Company.


  • Talented young artists from London Contemporary Dance School join Sadler’s Wells Young Associates Scheme

    1 Feb 2018

    We’re delighted to share the news that Anthony Matsena, a current third year student at London Contemporary Dance School and Ruby Portus a graduate from 2017 have been named as Young Associate Artists for Sadler’s Wells.


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