Something very special preludes Richard Alston Dance Company's performances at Royal & Derngate on 5th and 6th October… ‘What happens in the silence’ is an curtain raiser performance featuring twenty young performers from across Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. Choreographed by RADC dancer Ihsaan de Banya and Laura Gibson from East Midlands company Two Thirds Sky, the piece is set to the taught and rhythmically complex music of David Lang.
This performance is the final stage in a four-month project; directed by Two Thirds Sky and spearheaded by Essential Alston (RADC's acclaimed education programme). The professional dancers visited ten schools and colleges across Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire and worked with over two hundred young people, giving aspiring dancers a chance to experience Alston's repertory ‘up close’. The cast for this final piece was selected by Alston and the team - with Richard overseeing the piece's final development.
This project has been produced in close partnership with Creative Learning at Royal & Derngate, with the kind support of Arts Council England, Royal & Derngate, The Core at Corby Cube, The Mighty Creatives and the University of Northampton.
‘What happens in the silence’ premiers at Royal & Derngate, 5th and 6th October 2017. Tickets for both RADC shows are available here.