Russell Maliphant is one of the great choreographers of our time. His work is characterised by a unique approach to the relationship between movement, light and music. He runs his own company and is an associate artist of Sadler’s Wells in London.
This one day workshop will integrate principles and practices from a variety of body orientated techniques including Yoga, Release Technique, Contact Improvisation and Martial Arts. The workshop will begin with general body practice and develop to explore choreographic qualities and elements of contact in the creation of work.
Limited availability, booked on a first-come-first-served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please ensure you can make the date before committing to this workshop.
Russell Maliphant is a multi-award-winning choreographer including Olivier awards and Critics’ Circle National Dance awards. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet before leaving to pursue a career in independent dance. He danced with DV8, Michael Clark, Rosemary Butcher and Laurie Booth – with whom he was awarded a Time Out Live award for ‘raising improvisational dance to new heights’. Since 1994 he has collaborated closely with lighting designer Michael Hulls, evolving a language where movement and light are intimately connected and the meeting point becomes a new language in itself. He formed Russell Maliphant Company in 1996 and has also worked with renowned companies and artists including Sylvie Guillem, Robert Lepage, Isaac Julian, Balletboyz and Lyon Opera Ballet. 2011, Maliphant was awarded an honorary doctorate of arts from Plymouth University. Russell Maliphant is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells since 2005.
THE RUSSELL MALIPHANT COMPANY
The Russell Maliphant Company was established in 1996 as the framework for Maliphant to initiate productions and to work with his own ensemble of dancers. In that time he has received the Critics’ Circle National Dance award for best modern choreography three times, as well as a South Bank Show award and an Olivier, amongst many other awards and nominations. His work is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy and an ongoing exploration of the relationship between movement, light and music. For almost 20 years, Maliphant has worked closely with pioneering lighting designer Michael Hulls to explore and realise these ideas. Russell Maliphant and Michael Hulls are both Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.
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