Richard Alston Dance Company

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26 — 27 February

Richard Alston Dance Company at Hall for Cornwall, Truro. Time: 7:30 pm. Tickets: £15.50 - £19.50.

This programme matches the beauty of Mozart with the exhilaration of Benjamin Britten and the lightning energy of Bang on a Can All-Stars.

 

Commissioned to celebrate the centenary of Britten, the brand new Rejoice in the Lamb is danced to Britten’s superb setting of Christopher Smart, whose poetry is fuelled by both religious fervour and such eccentric details as the poet’s cat Jeffrey!

The programme features the ‘astonishingly sustained’ (New York Times) duet from Unfinished Business, to the adagio of Mozart’s Sonata K533.

Lachrymae is set to Britten’s compassionate and tender music for viola and piano played live, spins emotional variations on a gentle song by John Dowland – quietly but deeply moving. ‘A thing of truth and beauty’ The Independent on Sunday.

To end the evening, Martin Lawrance’s Madcap is fast paced, thrilling and set to the driven music of ultra-cool New York band, Bang on a Can All-Stars. Madcap was rapturously received by audiences and critics alike last season.

‘The choreography crackles with an energy that makes you realise just how versatile, how unstinting, the dancers are. Wow!’ The Herald

Date: Wednesday 26th February and Thursday 27th February, 2014, 7:30pm.

Tickets: £15.50 - £19.50
Concessions, schools and group rates available.