Russell Maliphant returns to Print Room

11 Jan 2018

Still from Russell Maliphant’s ‘maliphantworks2’. Image: Hugo Glendinning

Russell Maliphant Company returns to Print Room at the Coronet in Notting Hill

Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 March

Press night: Wednesday 7 March at 7pm

Five duets including a new work for Maliphant and Dana Fouras

“Duets are Maliphant’s forte – even his solos often feel like duets, in which one of the partners is light, space or sound.” Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian, 2009

One of the leading choreographers of his generation, Russell Maliphant will present a second season of dance at Print Room at the Coronet this March.

maliphantworks2 is five duets, four performed live in the venue’s intimate theatre space and the fifth, a new film installation, in the studio.

Maliphant is known for his liquid sculptural choreography which combines the precision of ballet with the weighted qualities of contemporary dance and martial arts. Working with lighting designer Michael Hulls, he creates architectural on-stage worlds of light and form.

Extract from Art Anatomy is a new duet for Maliphant and his longtime collaborator and muse, Dana Fouras. The duet is part of a new full-length company work which will premiere at Sadler’s Wells in 2019.

Two times Two is a duet created from an iconic solo originally made on Fouras in 1997 and also danced by Sylvie Guillem in 2011’s Push. Fouras is joined by Grace Jabbari for the duet, which is performed to the original score by Andy Cowton.

Critical Mass was created in 1998 for Maliphant and then-DV8 dancer Robert Tannion and also performed by Ballet Boyz in 2001. Here it is performed by Maliphant and Dickson Mbi to music by Richard English and Andy Cowton.

Still is a duet from 2013 created for Dickson Mbi and Carys Staton. This time, Mbi performs with Grace Jabbari. Video projections by Jan Urbanowski play an integral part in the choreography. Music is by Armand Amar and costumes by Stevie Stewart.

In the venue’s studio is a video installation, created using footage of Maliphant and Fouras from a work originally conceived by Tim Etchells and Hugo Glendinning. The original footage was shot on location in the Irish Sea for a production of Dido and Aeneas at Bruges Opera House in 2003.

Russell Maliphant Company has been granted NPO status from 2018 by Arts Council England.