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:T0298311232, dance or ballet:S901, venue:V886
Proudly celebrating its twentieth year, Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Malvern with a knock-out new programme showcasing Alston's superbly skilled choreography. Richard Alston's brand new piece, Nomadic, connects Romanian gypsy music and electronic sound, exploring deeper the world of his hugely popular Gypsy Mixture. Burning, Martin Lawrance's latest piece, is inspired by the Dante Sonata of Franz Liszt, played live onstage. It's an intensely dramatic dance, immediately greeted with rapture by critics and audiences alike. 'So what does it take to have the audience cheering full-throated approval? The Richard Alston Dance Company, that's what' The Herald (premiere of Burning, Edinburgh). In his classic Overdrive, Alston takes up the pulsating rhythm of modern Californian composer Terry Riley's music and runs with it to the wire.