This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series
Richard Alston has been making dance for 50 years. He will celebrate his half-century with a programme full of his trademark lyrical choreography performed by undoubtedly one of the world’s best dance ensembles.
The evening centres around exciting World Premieres by Richard Alston and associate choreographer Martin Lawrance. Alston's Brahm’s Hungarian is set to the hugely popular Brahms pieces, featuring live solo pianist Jason Ridgway, where the dancers are carried along by fast steps and an abandoned fervour. Detour, Lawrance’s new work, set to Michael Gordon’s pulsing Timber, will be a companion piece to a celebratory revival of the beautiful Proverb, one of Alston’s most telling choreographies set to the vocals of Steve Reich. The programme also includes Mid Century Modern, a journey through each decade of Alston’s career, featuring sections from Nowhere Slowly (1970), Rainbow Bandit (1977) and the joyous Signal of a Shake (2000).
A pre-show talk with Richard Alston takes place at 6.30pm in the Mall Room at Taliesin. Pre-booking is recommended. More details available here: https://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/en/performances.php?id=57893
‘Alston at the top of his game’ - DEBRA CRAINE, THE TIMES, APRIL 2018
Friday 12 October 7.30pm
Contact: Nia Mills (Email: N.S.Mills@Swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792602429