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Composer: Kondo, Jo (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityJapan
Period20th century
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Still roaring: Richard Alston Dance Company at The Place

Shimmer, Richard Alston Dance Company: Jonathan Goddard & Ino Riga  ©  Chris Nash
Richard Alston’s Autumn season At Home was greeted with a full house. Dance celebrities and non-celebrities, the older generation from his experimental years, and eager younger choreographers with notebooks all gathered in celebration at The Place.
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A Celebration of Bob Lockyer

Bob Lockyer's Birthday Bash at The Place – Bob with Kenneth Tharp OBE (Chief Executive, The Place)  ©  Richard Thompson
A Celebration of Bob Lockyer was less a celebration of the man than of his work. Lockyer has had a full career ranging from producer of award-winning dance programmes at the BBC, to chair of Dance UK and South-East Dance. His lengthy career has earned him the accolade of “one of the great heroes of British dance”.