Fri 26 Jan to Sat 27 Jan

Theatre Royal Bath

Carnaval, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture

£17.50 - £32.50

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Renowned for musical choreography, danced by the very finest contemporary dancers, the internationally acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company makes a welcome return to Bath after an absence of more than a decade.

The programme includes Carnaval, a brand new piece by Alston performed to Schumann’s music of the same name. These evocative piano pieces describe different aspects of Schumann’s complex personality. The music is played live by outstanding pianist Jason Ridgway and the costumes are by BAFTA Award winning designer Fotini Dimou.

Alston’s Chacony is inspired by the Chaconne of Henry Purcell and Britten’s tribute to Purcell; his Chacony from String Quartet No. 2. The dance celebrates the richness and nobility of Purcell, reaching into darker places with the Britten piece before reaffirming hope for humanity.

Gypsy Mixture, is a great Alston favourite which has been newly revived for the first time in a decade. With exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands, this dance will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse.

Times: 7.30pm
Venue: on tour