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Richard Alston Dance Company – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Choreographer: Richard Alston Reviewer:  Maggie Constable At the Derngate this week, Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC) stages yet another set of wonderfully exotic dances, in the form of Carnaval, Chacony and Gypsy Mixture, which have rightly received much praise from critics and public alike. The company is renowned for its dynamic choreography and its highly-skilled and athletic dancers. A bonus this ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

Choreographers: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Pianist: Jason Ridgway Reviewer: Ann Bawtree The evening of dance at Sadler’s Wells Theatre begins with an announcement by Richard Alston, both director and choreographer of his Dance Company. Often his inspiration is music but for the first piece to be performed, it is what he describes as “the energy and talent of these young ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Music: Domenico Scarlatti, Frédéric Chopin, Julia Wolfe &Astor Piazzolla Choreographer: Martin Lawrance and Richard Alston Reviewer: S.E. Webster To celebrate their 22nd anniversary, Richard Alston Dance Company is touring the nation with a repertoire of old and new work. Choreographed by Martin Lawrance and Artistic Director, Richard Alston, the performances range widely across the spectrum of contemporary dance drawing on ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company: Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Richard Alston Choreography: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Richard Alston is one of the UK’s most established and best-loved contemporary choreographers. His personal history is closely-linked with that of British contemporary dance: his career starting in the late-1960s with the newly-formed London Contemporary Dance School, leading to his starting the UK’s first contemporary dance group, studying ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

  Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Richard Alston’s classic-contemporary style, using music as driving force for movement in his choreography, is always exciting to watch. As one of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers, he began his career training at London School of Contemporary Dance and finally in 1994 he took up residency at The Place where he formed Richard Alston Dance Company. ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Particle Velocity – Liverpool Playhouse

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Sharon Watson, Richard Alston, Douglas Thorpe, Jose Agudo Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Phoenix Dance Theatre has the expressed aim of being the leading middle-scale dance company in the UK. Proudly based in the north – Leeds to be exact – Artistic Director Sharon Watson, appointed in 2009, reinstated the company’s policy of creating diverse mixed ...

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LC3 – Rich Mix, London

Reviewer: Chantal Guevara [rating:3] If you have any doubts about London Contemporary Dance School's influence on the contemporary dance industry, all you have to do is attend a LC3 performance and wait a year or two: past choreographers in recent years have included James Wilton and James Cousins. LC3 is a touring company of third-year students presenting a mixture of ...

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