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Richard Alston Dance Company

Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Fever,' 'Shimmer,' 'Gypsy Mixture': Compositionally Challenged
By Dean Speer - January 20, 2006, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle
The bad news is, that, like so many choreographers, Mr. Alston needs to further study, employ and deploy classic compositional tools of the trade.
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Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Stampede'
By Lyndsey Winship - March 18, 2003, Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, England
I don’t think it’s intentional, but in Richard Alston’s duets, the dancing couples often seem to make the shape of a swooping bird with outstretched wings.
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Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Touch and Go,' 'Stampede,' 'Rumours, Vision'
By Lyndsey Winship - October 17, 2002, Sadler's Wells, London
In "Rumours, Visions", the dark side of humanity is openly on display. Based on Arthur Rimbaud's poems "Les Illuminations" and danced to Britten's music of the same name, Martin Lawrence plays the Rimbaud role; inspired, tormented and visionary.
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True Listening
By Donald Hutera - October 2002, London
For the first time in its eight-year history, Richard Alston’s company is taking the stage at Sadler’s Wells. What’s more, at £5 a ticket some audience members will have an up-close-and-personal view from the front of the stalls.
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Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Red Run', 'Soda Lake', 'Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms', 'Touch and Go'
By Odile GB - March 20, 2002, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
"Soda Lake", an Alston classic choreographed in 1981 and inspired by Nigel Hall's sculpture of the same title, evokes the stillness and heat of the Nevada desert.
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Pari Naderi: Getting Under the Skin
By Donald Hutera - October 2001, The Place, London
Pari Naderi, of the Richard Alston Dance Company, was all set to get a law degree. Dance had just been a hobby, since she was twelve.
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50 and Looking Forward - Interview with Richard Alston, Choreographer and Artistic Director, The Place
By Stuart Sweeney - December 1998
Alston has always been keen to encourage dancers to explore choreographic opportunities and this tradition continues with Company members such as Martin Lawrence, Jason Piper and Kham Halsackda allowed the time to prepare works for the Resolution! season.
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in our forums

Richard Alston Dance Company - 2005-2006
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There is a mesmerising quality to Fever, the opening ballet of Richard Alston’s autumn tour."
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Richard Alston Dance Company 2004-2005
"The Richard Alston Dance Company is on superb form for its current tour, which marks the troupe’s 10th anniversary."
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Richard Alston Dance Company - Spring Tour 2004
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The Richard Alston Dance Company returns to London for its second Sadler’s Wells season from February 25th – 28th 2004."
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Richard Alston Dance Company 2002-2003
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I am sorry I missed the tango piece - tango is so rarely well developed beyond mere tango. The newspaper critics seem to think it was successfully developed this time."
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Richard Alston Dance Company - Dance Umbrella 2002
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Richard Alston's choreographic imagination tends to be kindled by music that harbours some secret strangeness or trauma, and his new work Stampede is no exception."
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Richard Alston Dance Company - Dance Umbrella 2001
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The star of the show was obviously danseur Jason Piper. He matched and then challenged the nuances of the music and his sharp and defined movement that was about as exact as a mathematical equation."
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Richard Alston Dance Company Spring 2001
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That's interesting Belinda. It certainly has an English feel to it and in his early days he was compared to Ashton and even choreographed a work for the Royal Ballet. "
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Richard Alston in London
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The finale is 'Roughcut', a rousing revival of a work Alston made for Rambert, to accessible music by Steve Reich. The latter two pieces feature live accompaniment, refecting the musicality of this choreographer."
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Richard Alston Dance Company Autumn Tour 2000

Richard Alston Dance Company Teaching in Cyprus

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