Richard Alston Dance Company is an avidly followed UK dance company, renowned for musical and articulate choreography danced by the very finest contemporary dancers.
The programme includes Martin Lawrance’s latest creation Cut and Run. Lawrance moves into unfamiliar territory with contrasting music by two composers, Damian Legassick and Michael Gordon, from the Icebreaker album Terminal Velocity. Fast frenetic rhythm with a cool, sombre undertone takes the piece into a world of shadow and swift dodges.
Alston’s Carnaval is performed to Schumann’s music of the same name. These evocative piano pieces describe different aspects of Schumann’s complicated personality. The music is played live by outstanding pianist Jason Ridgway and the costumes are by BAFTA Award winning designer Fotini Dimou who previously worked on Alston’s An Italian in Madrid and Illuminations.
Gypsy Mixture, a great Alston favourite, is still alive and kicking. Newly revived, this is exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands. ‘Gypsy’ will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse.
Venue: on tour