Experience the critically-acclaimed work of dancer and
choreographer Russell Maliphant in a unique showcase at Laban
Theatre on November 24 & 25 at 19.30h. The programme includes a
coveted live performance from Maliphant himself, and two other
works that span his career as one of the leading choreographers of
his generation - the recent AfterLight (Part One) performed by
award-winning dancer Daniel Proietto, and a film screening of
Maliphant's early duet, Critical Mass.
The film Critical Mass is a duet choreographed by Maliphant in
1998 and performed with Jordi Cortés Molina. A mesmerising cross
between a wrestling match and a tango, this is a tale of two bodies
so close that they seem to be driven by telepathic communication.
Played out in three movements, Critical Mass features music by
Richard English and Andy Cowton with lighting design by Maliphant's
long-term collaborator, Michael Hulls.
Maliphant will then perform his popular solo work Shift created
in 1996 in collaboration with Michael Hulls with music by Shirley
Thompson. This subtle and hypnotic piece epitomises Maliphant's
exploration of light and movement. The dance is fractured and
multiplied into multiple facets by the light, revealing delicate
glimpses of radiance and darkness.
The final performance of the evening is Maliphant's recent work,
AfterLight (Part One), performed by Daniel Proietto and inspired by
the photographs and geometric drawings of Vaslav Nijinsky. Smooth
curves and fluid lines are articulated by Proietto as Hull's
lighting opulently flows and ebbs throughout. The piece was
originally commissioned as part of In the Spirit of Diaghilev at
Sadler's Wells in 2009 for which Proietto won Dance Europe's
'Outstanding Performance of the Year' award.
"Proietto's dancing is extraordinary, everything ripples and
flows, taut and soft in the same instant" THE INDEPENDENT
This engaging and varied program is a rare opportunity to
witness Maliphant's signature work in an intimate setting. Tickets
are £15 (£12 concessions) and can be booked by calling the box
office on 020 8305 9500 or by clicking here.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this new
programme will replace the full-length AfterLight programme
originally advertised at Laban Theatre.