24 Aug 2017
Richard Alston Dance Company welcomes new company members and says a fond farewell to Nancy Nerantzi and Oihana Vesga Bujan.
Richard Alston Dance Company is delighted to announce that Ellen Yilma will be joining the company. Ellen has previously worked for Watkins Dance and took part in the Barbican Exhibition Dancing Around Duchamp performing Merce Cunningham repertoire curated by Jeannie Steele. Her most recent performance work has been with Tavaziva Dance Company which she first joined as an apprentice and was moved up to become a company dancer in 2012.
13 Mar 2014
We’re thrilled that Barbican Britten: Phaedra by Richard Alston Dance Company/Britten Sinfonia has been nominated for an Olivier Award in the category of Best New Dance Production. The Barbican opened its celebration of Benjamin Britten with this new work that beautifully mixed musicians with dancers. Soprano Allison Cook, as the tragic mother, moved around and through Alston’s dancers, who became a physical chorus. Read more about Phaedra here.
21 Jan 2014
Richard Alston Dance Company has been nominated for the Manchester Theatre Award in Dance for its performance at The Lowry, Salford in March 2013.
The ceremony will be held at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester on Friday 7th March 2014.
28 Nov 2013
Richard Alston Dance Company recieved rave reviews for its production of Barbican Britten: Phaedra alongside the Britten Sinfonia.
Here is what some of the reviewers have said about the performance:
‘If you were going to ask any choreographer to mark the Britten centenary, Richard Alston would be top of your list. For decades he has proved the most musical of our dancemakers and the one most attuned to the sensitivity and integrity of his chosen scores’ Debra Craine, The Times
1 Oct 2013
On Wednesday 25th September Richard Alston Dance Company opened the 10th Fall for Dance Festival at New York's City Center. They presented the New York premiere of The Devil in the Detail, earning a rapturous reception and rave reviews from the New York Times, the New York Observer and Dancepulp.com.
'Truly breath-catching... You gasp both at moments of irrepressible metric vitality and ones of marvelous suspension.' Alistair Macaulay, New York Times