News: Twenty years in dance

Thursday 22 January 2015 by Carmel Smith

Martha Graham, Balanchine and New York City Ballet, Trisha Brown and Mark Morris are some of choreographer Richard Alston’s standout highlights of the last 20 years – Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Pina Bausch, Natalia Osipova and Alina Cojocaru feature in Judith Mackrell’s list. Both acknowledge the importance of new – and refurbished – spaces for dance. Looking back 40 years, how would Alston feel about starting out today?

I may be remembering those far-off days with an unrealistic nostalgia, but my strongest impression is that even if there was less money, there was definitely a much greater sense of possibility, of a future for young artists (and indeed all young people). Read the full article in the Guardian, 21 January 15

Richard Alston Dance Company’s 20th Birthday celebratory programme — Rejoice in the Lamb, Burning, Nomadic, Madcap is at Sadler’s Wells on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 January

Richard Alston – seeing the dance

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