CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021.
Contemporary dance. Richard Alston, Artistic Director of The Place, the UK's leading centre for contemporary dance, is internationally recognised as one of the most influential and inspiring choreographers in British dance. Edinburgh gets its very own world premiere from the Richard Alston Dance Company this September. This brand new work is choreographed by Martin Lawrance ('what a force to be reckoned with he truly is' Scotsman) and is inspired by the passionate piano music of Franz Liszt. Also in this diverse programme, Alston's latest piece Rejoice in the Lamb is danced to Britten's superb setting of Christopher Smart poetry - full of religious fervour and eccentric details such as Smart's cat Jeoffry! 'Alston's choreographic response was a joyous and fitting tribute to the great composer, and sent the audience out into the dismal British weather, undeterred and smiling.' Dance Europe Alston also made Holderlin Fragments to celebrate last year's centenary of Britten, it's danced to Britten's calm setting of Friedrich H?lderlin's enigmatic lyrics. 'Its ingenuity and detail are as good as anything seen in the past decade.'The Stage In Overdrive, Alston takes up the pulsating rhythm of Terry Riley's music and runs with it to the wire. A close-meshed grid of sound sets a dance moving - shifting, changing direction, curving over and under but never pausing for breath. Performers Ihsaan de Banya, Nicholas Bodych, Elly Braund, Oihana Vesga Bujan, Jennifer Hayes, James Muller, Nancy Nerantzi, Liam Riddick. ChoreographerMartin Lawrance.LightingCharles Balfour.CostumeJeanne Spaziani.
Richard Alston Dance Company - Rejoice in the Lamb/Holderlin Fragments/New Work/Overdrive