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. A Sudden Exit
- is set to Brahms' beautiful late piano music (Opus 118 and 119) played live by Stringfactory, a truly moving work, it explores the pain of abrupt departure. Roughcut
was made in 1990 when Alston was director of Rambert Dance Company. Set to Steve Reich's shimmering New York and Electric Counterpoints for clarinet and electric guitar.