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Richard Alston Dance Company

Carnaval, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture

26 - 27 January 2018

Richard Alston Dance Company

Richard Alston Dance Company


Renowned for musical choreography, danced by the very finest contemporary dancers, the internationally acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company makes a welcome return to Bath after an absence of more than a decade.

The programme includes Carnaval, a brand new piece by Alston performed to Schumann’s music of the same name. These evocative piano pieces describe different aspects of Schumann’s complex personality. The music is played live by outstanding pianist Jason Ridgway and the costumes are by BAFTA Award winning designer Fotini Dimou.

Alston’s Chacony is inspired by the Chaconne of Henry Purcell and Britten’s tribute to Purcell; his Chacony from String Quartet No. 2. The dance celebrates the richness and nobility of Purcell, reaching into darker places with the Britten piece before reaffirming hope for humanity.

Gypsy Mixture, is a great Alston favourite which has been newly revived for the first time in a decade. With exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands, this dance will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse.

FREE Pre-show talk Friday 6.30pm 

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    5 Star Rating Wonderful dancers in exhilarating form - Herald

    4 Star Rating Alston’s Chacony is complex and beautiful - Guardian

    4 Star Rating Wonderful dancing, a quiet assurance and warmth - Independent

    As tellingly musical as any choreographer alive - New York Times

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    Friday - Saturday 7.30pm
    Matinee Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: tbc


    Fri eve and Sat mat: £17.50 £22.50 £25.50 £29.50 £31.00
    Sat eve: £19.00 £24.00 £28.00 £31.00 £32.50  

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 

    Plus £1 postage

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