Richard Alston (published 1987)

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Title

Richard Alston (published 1987)

Description

Alston describes his influences and creative process when choreographing The Rite of Spring (1981), Night Music (1981), and Pulcinella (1987), which he was in the process of creating at the time of this interview.

Biographical note:

Richard Alston was born in 1948 in Sussex, England. He is a teacher, performer, and choreographer known for his instinctive musicality. He trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance (based at The Place) and at New York's Merce Cunningham Dance Studio. Over the course of his expansive career, Alston has choreographed works for numerous companies, founded the UK's first independent dance company, Strider, in 1972, and served as the Artistic Director for Rambert Dance Company from 1986 to 1992. In 1994, he was appointed Artistic Director of The Place where he founded the Richard Alston Dance Company. He has also created works for the Royal Danish Ballet and the Royal Ballet. In 1995 he was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his work in France and in January 2001 he was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Creator

Newman, Barbara

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

October 15, 1986

Rights

Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (January 1987). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Alston_Richard_1986.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Richard Alston

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Alston_Richard_1986_10_15_B.wav

Duration

00:06:38

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Richard Alston, 1948-

Files

Collection

Citation

Newman, Barbara , “Richard Alston (published 1987),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/67.

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