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  • Richard Alston Dance Company – Overdrive

    Richard Alston Dance Company – Overdrive

    Richard Alston’s understanding and appreciation for the structure of music? Alive and well! Nothing elaborate about the staging which actually may have been a benefit to the choreography. The simplicity almost seemed to underscore the vitality of the piece and the energy of the dancers by contrast. Set to Terry Riley’s percussive rhythms of Keyboard Study #1. Although Overdrive sometimes felt repetitive, it was never boring. Please like then share Overdrive with others.

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  • Richard Alston Dance Company – Shuffle It Right

    Richard Alston Dance Company – Shuffle It Right

    Watch this quick, multi-step piece choreographed by Richard Alston. Created for Dance Umbrella, 2008, to celebrate his 60th birthday and 40 years of choreography… The inspiration? Hoagy Carmichael… This brief excerpt gives us “the snappy” in Shuffle It Right. However, in its entirety you see a much fuller range of mood. Don’t you find this fun? Please like then share with others.

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  • Richard Alston Dance Company – Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms

    Richard Alston Dance Company – Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms

    Inspired by Johannes Vemeer, a Dutch painter in the 1600s, who was known for his use of light.. Delicate and emotional, Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms, 1997, had somewhat of a cautious, painstaking feel to it. The lighting shines on both the audience and the performers, giving the audience not only the sensation of being a part of the choreography but of an intimacy with the dancers as well as they touch skin to skin, shoulder to head. Richard Alston […]

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