Two Thirds Sky & The Richard Alston Dance Company

Alston Inspired 2019

Alston Inspired 2019 sees Northamptonshire-based Two Thirds Sky and the acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company collaborating for a second time, to celebrate RADC’s final performance at Royal & Derngate in Northampton. RADC have performed at the Derngate consistently over their twenty-five years of touring, and this project marks both the impact and legacy of the company’s work on artists and young dancers in the East and East Midlands.

As part of this project, RADC and TTS delivered an “Alston Inspired Master Class” open to young people from across the Northants and Beds area. This daylong event allowed experienced young dancers to extend their understanding of Alston’s approach to technique, and offer a once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet the artist that many of them study at school. The Masterclass was delivered by a combination of Two Thirds Sky and Richard Alston Dance Company professionals, alongside Richard Alston himself. From this Master Class, 24 young people were invited to participate in a creative residency during the summer break; to create a new work to prelude RADC's performance at the Royal & Derngate.

The piece will be shown at the Royal & Derngate on October 1st and 2nd 2019 as part of “Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition”. You can buy tickets for the shows here.

We are extremely grateful for the support of Northampton School for Boys for supporting this project with the use of their rehearsal facilities.

You can find out more about the previous Alston Inspired 2017 project here…

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