Date(s) of Performance

12/13/12 - 12/16/12

Company

Richard Alston Dance Company

Directed by

Richard Alston

Performers/Artists

Dancers: Elly Braund, Nathan Goodman, Hannah Kidd, Andrew Macleman, Nancy Nerantzi, James Pett, Liam Riddick, Monique Smith-McDowell, Pierre Tappon, Oihana Vesga Bujan, Alistair Goldsmith, Chloe Mead

Summary

Described as one of Britain’s most musical choreographers, Alston has used works by a diverse range of composers to explore how choreography can animate the spirit of music. Featured in this program will be the American premiere of Alston’s most recent work, A Ceremony of Carols, choreographed to Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece for voice and harp. The music will be performed live by an all-female choir conducted by Montclair State’s Heather J. Buchanan, accompanied by harpist André Tarantiles. Also included will be Alston’s Roughcut and Unfinished Business, set to the music of Steve Reich and Mozart, respectively.

Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

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A Ceremony of Carols

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