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Richard Alston
Additional title: Night music (Choreographic work : Alston)
Additional title: Soda lake (Choreographic work : Alston)
Additional title: Rainbow ripples (Choreographic work : Alston)
Additional title: Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Alston)
Additional title: Bellezza flash (Choreographic work : Alston)
Additional title: South Bank show (Television program)
Alston, Richard, 1948- (Commentator)
Jobe, Tom (Dancer)
Davies, Siobhan, 1950- (Dancer)
Clark, Michael, 1962- (Dancer)
Burge, Lucy (Dancer)
Carty, Frances (Dancer)
Maas, Jkky (Dancer)
Hodgkin, Howard, 1932-2017 (Designer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Amirkhanian, Charles (Composer)
Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643 (Composer)
Buckland, David. (Designer)
Guyon, Anne (Costume designer)
Mumford, Peter, 1946- (Set designer)
Mumford, Peter, 1946- (Lighting designer)
Hall, Nigel, 1943- (Sculptor)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 (Composer)
Cash, Tony, 1933- (Producer)
Ballet Rambert (Dancer)
Alston, Richard, 1948- (Choreographer)
Cash, Tony, 1933- (Director)
Bragg, Melvyn, 1939- (Host)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982-03-14
Table of Contents
DANCE CONTENTS: Night music: Excerpt. Music: W. A. Mozart. Scenery: Howard Hodgkin. Danced by Lucy Burge, Frances Carty, and Jkky Maas. -- The rite of spring: Excerpt. Music: Igor Stravinsky (version for piano duet, revised 1947). Scenery/lighting: Peter Mumford. Costumes: Anne Guyon. Danced by Carty, Siobhan Davies, and Burge. -- Soda lake. Performed in silence. Sculpture: Nigel Hall. Danced by Michael Clark. -- Rainbow ripples: Excerpt. Score: Charles Amirkhanian. Scenery: David Buckland. Danced by Clark, Maas, and Carty. -- Bellezza flash. Music: Claudio Monteverdi. Danced by Tom Jobe, Davies, and Clark.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8585
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2542 (former)
Alston, Richard, 1948-
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Subtitle: Working with bodies.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Venue: Telecast on London Weekend Television's The South Bank Show on March 14, 1982.
Creation/production credits: Producer/director: Tony Cash. Executive producer: Nick Elliott.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (52 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on Richard Alston, resident choreographer of Ballet Rambert, who discusses his background and approach to choreography. His comments are illustrated with footage of his works Night music, The rite of spring, Soda lake, Rainbow ripples, and Bellezza flash (the last commissioned by the South Bank Show). He is also seen rehearsing Bellezza flash with Tom Jobe, Siobhan Davies, and Michael Clark.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916038157-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170365
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b5bac7e0-7b84-0135-3e18-61501366ed7d
Rights Statement
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  • 1982: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Richard Alston" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Richard Alston" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 5, 2024.

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Richard Alston