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Jacob O'Connell in Autobiography.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Company Wayne McGregor in Autobiography

The company danced the first 3 sections of Autobiography for photographers. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Merce Cunningham choreography performed by James Pett and Andrew Macleman of Richard Alston Dance Company as part of the Barbican exhibition: Dancing Around Duchamp: The Bride and the Bachelors.© Sidd Khajuria 2013. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Cunningham at The Bride & the Bachelors – London

A lasting impression of the performance was, as ever, the range of Cunningham’s vocabulary, from shape-making to intricate steps, leaps, spins and lifts, constantly surprising.

Pierre Tapon, Nancy Nerantzi and Anelli Binder in Buzzing Round the Hunisuccle.© Tony Nandi. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Buzzing Round the Hunisuccle premiere and bill – London

Alston’s response to music is scrupulous, but Kondo’s percussive clatters, not dissimilar to John Cage’s prepared-piano poundings, takes some getting used to – for audiences, as for dancers.

Nathan Goodman, Andres De Blust-Mommaerts and Liam Riddick in A Ceremony of Carols.© Tony Nandi. (Click image for larger version)

Richard Alston Dance Company – Roughcut, Unfinished Business, A Ceremony of Carols – New York

…it’s remarkable how satisfying the old-fashioned virtues of structure and form can be.

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