Richard Alston Dance Company

The Richard Alston Dance Company will be performing another successful show at the Kasser Theater on the campus of Montclair State University.

Richard Alston performances at Kasser.

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Coming to the Kasser Theater is the Richard Alston Dance Company, performing American premieres of Rejoice in the Lamb and Holderlin Fragments, with Illuminations and Unfinished Business.

The show is staffed by artistic director Richard Alston, choreographer Richard Alston and musicians Benjamin Britten and W.A. Mozart. Live music will be performed by Nicholas Phan, tenor; Jason Ridgway, piano; American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Clarice Jensen, artistic director) and Vocal Accord (Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, director).

According to the Peak Perfomances website, “the 2014 engagement includes the American premieres of two glorious new works created for the Benjamin Britten centenary, Rejoice in the Lamb and Holderlin Fragments, along with the reprise of Unfinished Business and 1994’s Illuminations, set to Britten’s song cycle based on poems by Rimbaud.”

The Richard Alston Dance Company will be performing on Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at or at the Kasser Theater box office for $20. Undergraduate students at Montclair State also receive one free ticket to the show with a valid student I.D.

Refreshments are available at the concession stand before the performance but no food or drink is permitted inside the theater at any time. For light foods and coffee, Cafe Diem is located in close proximity to the theater and connected to the library. For a full menu available 24/7, the Red Hawk Diner is located on the far end of campus.

Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck as well as the Transit Parking Deck across campus. Public transportation that runs directly in front of the Kasser Theater is also available. If you are traveling in from the city, Peak Performances is now offering a Peak Bus. Peak Performances runs a charter bus service to and from Manhattan for all Saturday and Sunday performances, and tickets can be purchased along with your show tickets.


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