'Richard's Got Talent' is a humorous reflection upon the making of contemporary dance. Bound to the expectations of audiences and funders, the artists' work and its values are often shaped by the economics of the arts industry.
Using Richard Alston’s 1983 Wildlife as a source, Richard's Got Talent features four dancers caught in a buzzing competition in which Alston’s formal choreography is repeatedly transformed and reinvented. Who will have the last say?
'Richard's Got Talent' was created as part of Alston Takes Cover, a unique project developed by Dance Umbrella in collaboration with The Place, giving young choreographic talents the opportunity to create short ‘cover versions’ of Richard Alston’s Wildlife (1983) and to showcase their work in an informal setting. Alston Takes Cover is part of Dance Umbrella’s Springboard series.
Choreographed by: Moreno Solinas & Igor Urzelai (with original extracts from Richard Alston's 'Wildlife')
Performed by: Tim Chew, Jessica Hatfield, Thomas Meyers, Alexandra Pickering & Gracelynn Whyte
Sound Compositions by: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Co-Produced by: Dance Umbrella & The Place (with EDge - London Contemporary Dance School)
2011 © Igor and Moreno
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