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:T01134696577, dance or ballet:S901, venue:V1067
Alston's brand new work, the air is filled with ghostly and subtle rustlings and suddenly erupting note-clusters. Legeti's cavernous organ-piece thunders round the dancers, who dark back and forth half-hidden in the shadows - Volumina
is both spectacular and mysterious. Fever
takes as its inspiration vocal pieces by the late Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi. Flowing with liquid sensuality, Monteverdi's glorious madrigals speak of heartache and desire, seduction and pleasure. Such Longing
is set to the beautiful meditations of Chopin's Nocturnes and Etudes, played live. Filled with melancholy and sad longing for his Polish homeland, this is Chopin in lyrical and introspective mood.