Fri 22 Sep

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Carnaval (world premiere), Chacony, Gypsy Mixture

The ever musical Richard Alston Dance Company return with a full programme including a brand new piece by Alston made especially for Edinburgh.

Alston’s Chacony is inspired by the Chaconne of Henry Purcell and Britten’s tribute to Purcell; the Chacony from String Quartet No. 2. The dance celebrates the richness and nobility of Purcell, reaching into darker places before reaffirming hope for humanity.

The evening will also feature a great Alston favourite, Gypsy Mixture, set to tracks from Electric Gypsyland - a 21st century take on traditional Balkan folk music. Exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse.

“Sometimes dance fills the eyes with tears, changes our breathing or makes us laugh — but why? The dancers aren’t depicting emotion, yet we find ourselves powerfully moved... the dancers of the Richard Alston Dance Company... caused a gamut of emotion, just by taking us to the heart of dance itself.” Alistair Macaulay, The New York Times, February 2017.

Times: 7.30pm
Venue: on tour

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