Richard Alston choreographed his very first dance in 1968 – 50 years later Mid Century Modern celebrates this landmark with new and old work from Alston, a fitting celebration of a half century of making dances. The programme also includes Carnaval by Alston performed to Schumann’s music of the same name. Evocative piano pieces describe the different aspects of Schumann’s split personality.
The music is played live by outstanding pianist Jason Ridgway and the costumes are by BAFTA Award winning designer Fotini Dimou who previously worked on Alston’s An Italian in Madrid and Illuminations.
The third piece in this programme will be the very latest creation from Associate Choreographer Martin Lawrance, who’s recent Tangent received such brilliant reviews.