Dance critic Deborah Jowitt on Richard Alston Dance Company at Peak Performances: "movement that refreshes one's spirit"

Elly Braund and Liam RIddick in "Chacony." Background: Honggang Li, violist for the Shanghai Quartet.

Photo by Marina Levitskaya

"Alston, as usual, gets under the skin of the gorgeous music that he uses and creates movement that refreshes one’s spirit... Britten’s music, unlike Purcell’s, is dark and calculatedly unruly, its texture sliding between stormy and frail... Alston has chosen to bring out the individuality of his dancers in this section, as if they, too, were on a voyage of discovery."

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