Sadler’s Wells, London
Richard Alston weds Indian classicism to European courtliness in one of the finest new works of the year
Chopin’s piano compositions seem to rise from a lake of silence, and once played, to sink back into that silence. It’s as if they’ve been summoned from the past, which is perhaps why they touch us with such a precise edge. In Richard Alston’s Mazur, set to seven mazurkas, Liam Riddick demonstrates an affinity for Chopin’s music which absolutely embraces its silences, echoing them in a vibrant and profound stillness. To be still, Riddick shows us, is not to stop dancing.
Source: Guardian Dance News