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Richard Alston Dance Company jumps into its third decade with characteristic panache, and a programme of works bearing the Alston hallmarks of musicality and grace.
Alston has created the brand new An Italian in Madrid to the sonatas of Scarlatti. The influence of Spanish music on Scarlatti continues Alston’s fascination with the fusion of different cultures and styles and to explore this, Alston has invited BBC Young Dancer grand finalist Vidya Patel to join his company for this exciting new dance.
★★★★★ 'Echoing cheers for Alston and his dancers' Financial Times
★★★★ 'Scarlatti’s story cast in astounding light' Guardian
★★★★ 'An Italian in Madrid is one of the year's finest works' Observer
Associate Choreographer Martin Lawrance's extraordinary Burning is a smouldering dance as passionate and turbulent as its music, the Dante Sonata of Franz Liszt, played live onstage. Dancers Nancy Nerantzi and Liam Riddick have been nominated for the 2015 National Dance Awards for their performances in Burning, don't miss your change to see them set the stage alight.
"Surging with complicated passions... it's quite the tour-de-force" Evening Standard
Alston's Nomadic mixes Asian-influenced traditional Romany singing with the toughness of an urban beat. To explore the interaction between gypsy music and urban sound, Alston has collaborated with the young choreographer Ajani Johnson-Goffe in a career first.
Venue: on tour