Education is important to Richard Alston Dance Company.  Engaging with new and returning audiences, delivering workshops to school groups, running training for teachers and exploring choreography during longer residencies is just some of the work we focus on.

As well as providing face to face opportunities to learn more about Richard Alston, the Essential Alston department also produces educational resources that are offered both for sale and for free download. Because Alston has choreographed so many works over a considerable span of years, a lot of time is currently being dedicated to gathering information about past pieces both for this website and future resources.

It is exciting to see how many collaborations with different composers, musicians, designers and dancers have taken place; to compare and contrast different works and to consider the development of style of a choreographer still regularly producing new works.
While this website continues to grow, we would love to receive any questions you may have for the company or about specific pieces. To send a question to use, just fill out the contact form.
For further information about our workshop programme, visit the company's website here.