Richard Alston Dance Company
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.
Archive :: production:T2079523059, dance or ballet:S901, venue:V1067
Blow Over/To Dance and Skylark/Movements from Petrushka
Alston’s Blow Over, set to Philip Glass’s Songs from Liquid Days, was co-commissioned in 2008 by Dance Umbrella and Sadler’s Wells, and premiered at Sadler’s Wells as part of Alston’s 60th birthday celebrations. o Dance and Skylark
- A piece for the full company of 10 dancers, it is set to Bach’s G Major and F Major Brandenburg Concertos. Lawrance’s high-spirited steps pick up on the elation of the glorious and enduringly popular music. In Movements from Petrushka
, set to Stravinsky’s piano arrangements of his own score, and specially revived this year to mark the centenary of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, Alston reworks images from the ballet Petrushka. The new production was made possible by the generosity of the late Sir John Drummond CBE, with the image on the original front-cloth by Alexandre Benois reinterpreted by designer Liz Reed.