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:T0921080461, dance or ballet:S901, venue:V623
Overdrive/Shuffle it Right/Light Flooding into Darkened Rooms
Richard Alston’s Overdrive
takes up the pulsating rhythm of Californian composer Terry Riley’s music and runs with it to the wire - shifting, changing direction, curving over and under but never pausing for breath. Shuffle it Right
is a light and good humoured company piece syncopating to the jazzy songs of Hoagy Carmichael, who himself sings and plays piano on these wartime recordings, which include Stardust, of course, and Ol’ Man Harlem and Riverboat Shuffle. Light Flooding into Darkened Rooms
deals with privacy, with a delicacy of feeling masked by the formal facade of propriety and gracious behaviour. It is performed to pieces by the 17th century lute master Denis Gaultier and contemporary music for mandolin.