Richard Alston returns to Sadler's Wells with an invigorating triple bill. Read More >
The Strenuous Life, Alston’s brand new work, is a light-hearted, light-footed celebration of sheer elegance and wit. Scott Joplin, ‘the King of Ragtime’, wrote piano rags of huge appeal, rich in syncopated detail – it’s music to make the dancers strut and stride in high style, yet remain cool and nonchalant in the face of the strenuous life.
About-Face is company dancer Martin Lawrance’s first commission for the Company. It captures the simplicity yet also the intricacy of Marin Marais’s Suite dans un Goût Etranger, sublime seventeenth century music for viols.
In Volumina, another brand new work by Alston, the air is filled with ghostly and subtle rustlings and suddenly erupting note-clusters. Ligeti’s cavernous organ-piece thunders round the dancers, who dart back and forth, half-hidden in the shadows. Volumina is both spectacular and mysterious.
Find out more about the rich variety of West End shows on offer in Theatreland.