Richard Alston Dance Company returns with characteristic panache in a programme bearing the Alston hallmarks of musicality and grace.
Associate Choreographer Martin Lawrance has made Stronghold, intense and dramatic to a richly resonant score by Julia Wolfe.
‘Stronghold is a cracker’
Richard Alston has choreographed a special piece on students of the Rambert School set to the music of John Cage. This performance will be its world premiere.
Alston’s Mazur is a duet for two men to Chopin mazurkas played live. It received 5 star reviews on its premiere last year.
‘The evening was given wings by Mazur… the dance alert, daring’
Richard Alston’s latest work is inspired by the sonatas of Scarlatti, a composer hugely influenced by Spanish music. An Italian in Madrid continues Alston’s fascination with the fusion of different cultures and styles and to explore this, Alston has invited BBC Young Dancer grand finalist Vidya Patel to join his company for this exciting new work.
'A marriage made in heaven'
Observer, March 2016