Celebrated choreographers Richard Alston and Martin Lawrence bringing dance show to Cambridge Arts Theatre

Nancy Nerantzi and Liam Riddick. Picture: Chris Nash.

Nancy Nerantzi and Liam Riddick. Picture: Chris Nash. - Credit: Archant

A prestigious dance company is celebrating its 20th anniversary with two shows at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

On May 15-16, Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with an incredible mixed programme, Nomadic, Burning and Illuminations, showcasing work by two of the country’s leading choreographers: Richard Alston and Martin Lawrence.

Richard Alston’s brand new piece, Nomadic, connects Romanian gypsy music and electronic sound, exploring deeper the world of his hugely popular Gypsy Mixture.

The piece is set to music by Ursari Gypsy band Shukar Collective, who fuse Romany and electronic music to dark, sharp effect.

Burning, Martin Lawrence’s latest piece, is set to Franz Liszt’s Dante Sonata, played live on stage.

Exploring ‘Lisztomania’ and the composer’s relationship with the young, married Countess, Marie D’Agoult, it is a dramatic and emotional dance and immediately greeted with rapture by critics and audiences alike.

Set to Britten’s masterpiece, Illuminations paints a vivid picture of the wild young genius Arthur Rimbaud.

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Britten and Alston combine to depict images from the turbulent life of the young poet, visionary and misfit in equal part.

The show has recieved rave reviews - Sunday Times said that “Alston’s versatile, athletic company are a knockout in everything”.

The Telegraph praised “a delightful section of synchronised hip hop brought an energising buzz that left me wanting more”.

Performances are at 7.45pm both evenings. Tickets are £15/ £22.50/ £27.50, and are subject to a £3 booking fee.

Box Office: 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

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