Sir Richard Alston says farewell to Richard Alston Dance Company as he looks back over his 50 year career and to the future

Richard Alston Dance Company - Voices and Light Footsteps. Photo by Chris Nash

In this podcast, Sir Richard Alston looks back over his 50-year career that included training with Merce Cunningham, leading Rambert as artistic director and establishing his own company Richard Alston Dance Company more than 25 years ago, building it into one of the most renowned contemporary dance companies and forging a critically acclaimed and award-winning choreographic career comprising more than 100 works.

Listen to Richard talk about his decision to fold his company due to a lack of funding from the UK’s Arts Council and how he has responded by looking to the next stage in his choreographic career that’s sees him take up the role of Resident Choreographer with the New York Theatre Ballet.

Richard Alston Dance Company - Detour. Photo by Chris Nash
Richard Alston Dance Company – Detour. Photo by Chris Nash

This podcast shares a unique opportunity to hear from one of the most important living contemporary dance choreographers of our time, and listen to his own words as he describes how he creates new work, his inspirations and special moments from his esteemed career.

Richard Alston Dance Company is saying farewell with a tour entitled ‘The Final Edition’, which is coming to London’s Sadler’s Wells on 7 & 8 March, giving his devoted audiences an opportunity to say goodbye to a company that they have loved and grown up with over the years.

If you’re in Cambridge you can see The Final Edition on 2 & 3 March – for tickets:


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Richard Alston. Photo by Hugo Glendinning
Richard Alston. Photo by Hugo Glendinning