3 Jan 2019
We are proud to confirm that Richard Alston has been awarded a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Dance, Children and Young People as announced in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. The award is a wonderful acknowledgement of the remarkable contribution to the art form Richard has made over five decades as one of the most inspiring and influential choreographers in contemporary dance.
8 Oct 2018
Richard Alston Dance Company to close in 2020
Richard Alston Dance Company has announced today that its final tour will take place in 2019-2020. Richard Alston has been creating dance for over 50 years and his company has been resident at The Place for the past 24 years. In that time, Alston has played a major role in the world of contemporary dance, developing a unique and distinct dance language and shaping the art form in this country.
11 Apr 2018
Richard Alston Dance Company is looking for a Production Manager to manage all technical aspects of RADC touring work. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Britain’s leading independent dance company.
The successful candidate will have considerable professional experience with a touring performing arts company, be a team player and have the ability to deal with a range of people, including creative collaborators.
This is a fixed term contract starting on 30 Jul 2018 for 35 weeks.
Salary: Not less than £32, 652 pro rota p.a. £627.93 per week.
6 Apr 2018
Richard Alston to step aside as Artistic Director of The Place.
Richard Alston CBE is to step aside in November as Artistic Director of leading contemporary dance organisation The Place. Alston, who has held the position since 1994 will be seventy in late October and wishes to concentrate his energy on leading Richard Alston Dance Company towards its 25th anniversary in 2020.
19 Feb 2018
Richard Alston Dance Company dancer Liam Riddick has won the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2017. Liam has been nominated for seven Critics Circle National Dance Awards in six consecutive years.
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