Richard Alston Dance Company: Three American Premieres


Richard Alston Dance Company: Three American Premieres

Date(s) of Performance

2/20/2020 - 2/23/2020


Richard Alston Dance Company

Directed by

Sir Richard Alston CBE, Isabel Tamen, Martin Lawrence

Created by

Voices and Light Footsteps: Richard Alston, Music by Claudio Monteverdi; Detour [Part I & II]: Martin Lawrence, Music by Michael Gordon from the album Timer Remixed; Shine On: Richard Alston, Music by Benjamin Britten; Brahms Hungarian: Richard Alston, Music by Johanne Brahms, Hungarian Dances


Dancers: Elly Braund, Joshua Harriette, Jennifer Hayes, Monique Jonas, Nahum McLean, Nicholas Shikkis, Jason Tucker, Ellen Yilma, Niall Egan, Alejandra Gissler; Pianist for Shine On and Brahms Hungarian: Jason Ridgway;Soprano: Gelsey Bell


Boasting a “rich, pliant, full-bodied” style that transports audiences “to the heart of dance itself” (The New York Times), Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Peak Performances for its final American engagement before the company closes its doors after more than 25 years. A selection of recent works highlights the unflagging invention of this beloved group, led by Richard Alston, one of the world’s finest choreographers currently celebrating his 50th year of making dances. Performed to live music, Alston’s witty Brahms Hungarian is presented alongside Shine On, the last piece the choreographer will create for the company. The fast-paced Detour, created by associate choreographer Martin Lawrance, rounds out a thrilling program that celebrates a troupe still in top form, even as the curtain closes.


Theatre and Performance Studies


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Richard Alston Dance Company: Three American Premieres