Richard Alston Dance Company Bring Quick Steps And Brisk Dancing To Southport February 17th, 2016 Connor_Henderson Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments Thu 3 March, 7.30pm The Atkinson, Southport Stronghold, Mazur, Brisk Singing £15 / £13 concessions & £10 schools plus booking fee. www.theatkinson.co.uk / 01704 533 333 The latest visit by Richard Alston Dance Company brings a diverse programme that features the duet Mazur danced to Chopin’s Mazurka’s, the dramatic fast-paced Stronghold and the light and lyrical Brisk Singing. The company of 10 highly talented athletic dancers delight in this highly musical evening of dance. Created especially for the Company’s At Home Season at The Place in 2015 Mazur is set to Chopin’s Mazurkas, played live by Jason Ridgway. Mazur is a dance for two friends sharing what they love and what they have lost. For Chopin and his friends what was lost was Poland, the country to which they could not return. Set to an explosive score by Pulitzer Prize Winner Julia Wolfe, Martin Lawrance’s Stronghold sees all ten dancers cut through the space with intense gusto to electrify the stage. It is a fiercely intense work reflecting the turbulent character of the music, richly scored for eight double basses. Brisk Singing celebrates the music of Jean Phillippe Rameau, genius of the French baroque. Alston has revived this uplifting dance for eight dancers, carried along by the warmth and lightness of spirit in Rameau’s music. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!