NEWS: Richard Alston Dance Company Announce 2017 Touring Productions

The contemporary dance company have released details of the eight works that will tour across the UK throughout 2017. 

Touring from the 26th January until the 16th June, the company’s programme includes the world premiere of  Chacony in the US, accompanied by a live string quartet. 

As well as touring the UK, the company will also be visiting Germany and the US in a season that will also include An Italian in Madrid, for which Liam Riddick was recently nominated for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) for his role as Prince Ferdinand and Vidya Patel was nominated for Outstanding Female Performance for her role as Princess Maria Barbara. 

Other highlights for the upcoming 2017 season includes the revival of Gypsy Mixture, which hasn’t been seen on stage in nearly ten years. The season will then continue with an international flavour with Nomadic mixing Asian-influenced traditional Romany singing to Isthmus Remix with music by Japanese composer Jo Kondo and the revival of micro-masterpiece Dutiful Ducks which was created for Michael Clark in 1982, now danced by Liam Riddick.

The final two pieces confirmed are Martin Lawrance’s dramatic and intense Stronghold and Tangent. 

Talking about the programme Richard Alston said: ” As you know if you have seen this company before the inspiration of music is at the very heart of what we do. With a group of dancers who have been with me for four to seven years I’m confident that the stages will truly light up this spring. I hope you come and have a good time with us!”

As well as touring the UK, the Richard Alston Dance company will perform at Sadler’s Wells on the 16th and 17th June.

The Richard Alston Dance Company was launched in 1994 and is one of the UK’s leading choreographer-led companies, for which its founder Artistic Director Richard Alston has created over 45 dance works.

For more information on the 2017 touring programme visit: http://www.richardalstondance.com/