Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Fri 1 & Sat 2 NovemberFrom £5.00 to £30.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Choreographer Sir Richard Alston is recognised internationally as one of the leading figures in dance over the last five decades. As it celebrates the tenth year of the Jerwood DanceHouse, DanceEast is delighted to present Richard Alston Dance Company’s fifth visit to Snape Maltings as part of the company’s final tour – a significant moment for dance in the UK.
Snape Maltings and the music of Benjamin Britten have long been close to Alston’s heart and for RADC’s final appearance in Suffolk, the company gives the world premiere of Alston’s new piece Shine On, danced to a live performance by soprano Katherine McIndoe and pianist Jason Ridgway of Britten’s first published songs, the W.H. Auden settings On This Island.
Ridgway also plays for Brahms Hungarian, danced to Brahms’ hugely popular Hungarian Dances. This special programme for Snape also includes Voices and Light Footsteps, inspired by glorious Monteverdi madrigals and sinfonias, while the pulsating music of American composer Michael Gordon accompanies Martin Lawrance’s thrillingly energetic Detour.
Pre-performance talk with Richard Alston on Friday 1 November only
Peter Pears Recital Room 6.30pm
Tickets Free but please book
Presented in collaboration with DanceEast, with the generous support of the Tezmae Trust
Voices and Light Footsteps in Rehearsal
Richard Alston and Martin Lawrance in Conversation