Britten Dances Weekend Snape Maltings and Orford Church, 21-23 October
Suffolk is synonymous with Britten. Its landscapes have inspired him and hundreds of other artists across the centuries. This October, DanceEast and Aldeburgh Music are presenting a special weekend of events inspired by Britten’s music and dance, including performances from exceptional choreographers and dance companies.
Richard Alston Dance Company
While Britten wrote just one ballet score, his music has inspired some of the world's leading choreographers - none more so that Richard Alston, whose rich body of work features Britten as a recurring theme.
"I discovered Britten's music very young", say Alston. "There is something very direct, pared-down and extraordinary about it. It reaches people."
Richard Alston Dance Company and an enviable line-up of musicians provide the centrepiece of the 2016 Britten Weekend, including the world premiere of a brand new work and revivals of pieces made over an illustrious career.
An afternoon of ground-breaking dance and live music in the spectacular location of Orford Church. Charismatic, rising star cellist Leonard Elschenbroich performs Bach, Volans, Lutoslawki and Britten. Performing alongside Elsenbroich will be a group of dynamic dancers choreographed by Joseph Toonga, an award-winning, emerging dance-maker, working in a contemporary and Hip Hop fusion style.