19.9.12

Richard Alston Dance Company

As part of the Design Museum Ball for London Design Festival 2012, The Place’s Richard Alston Dance Company has been invited to perform a oneoff special event of contemporary dance in various spaces of the Design Museum.

Richard Alston, one of the UK’s most acclaimed choreographers, has created a series of dance moments especially for the evening. The company dancers will be wearing a set of dazzling crystal-encrusted costumes created for them by fashion designer Julien MacDonald in 2004.

The event is conceived as a ‘loose promenade show’, in which the audience is invited to enjoy the current exhibition, Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum, and discover dance episodes scattered throughout the museum. Sculptural forms, digital projections and crystal-inspired visual effects create a dramatic backdrop against which the dancers will engage with the space in new ways.

The Design Museum Ball is an illustrious night inspired this year by the antiiconoclasm of the infamous literary heroine, Miss Havisham. Those wearing a wedding gown will be rewarded with free entry to the Ball.

DESIGN MUSEUM BALL TO HOST LIVE
PERFORMANCE BY RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 6.30 – 10.00PM
Friday 21 September
Time: 18.30 – 22.00
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
London Bridge

 Richard Alston Dance Company, photo Chris Nash