Sat 6 May

Virginia Arts Festival - Sandler Center, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

An Italian in Madrid, Tangent, Gypsy Mixture

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The ever musical Richard Alston Dance Company returns with an all new programme of critically acclaimed work.

★★★★★ 'Echoing cheers for Alston and his dancers' Financial Times, March 2016

Alston’s An Italian in Madrid is inspired by the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti played live onstage by Jason Ridgway. Scarlatti was a baroque composer hugely influenced by Spanish guitar music, to explore this fusion of different cultures and styles Alston has invited BBC Young Dancer grand finalist Vidya Patel to join his company for this exciting piece.

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

Finally Alston’s hugely popular Gypsy Mixture, revived for the first time in a decade, brings with it a 21st century take on traditional Balkan folk music. This exhilarating dance will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse.

Times: 8pm
Venue: on tour