Richard Alston Dance Company review – a match made in heaven

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.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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