Tue 3 Oct

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Caranval, Tangent, Gypsy Mixture

Richard Alston Dance Company is an avidly followed UK dance company with some of the world’s most beautiful contemporary dancers. It returns in November with a full programme of works including a brand new Alston piece to Carnaval by Schumann played live by the fantastic pianist Jason Ridgway.

In Tangent, Martin Lawrance explores the vivid accents and attack of Tango. Four couples glide through the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Tango master Piazzolla, played live by Jason Ridgway on piano.

Gypsy Mixture, a great Alston favourite has been newly revived for the first time in a decade. With exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands this dance 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: 19.30
Venue: on tour

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