The multiple award-winning show features international ballet star Sylvie Guillem in works by the one of Britain’s most exciting choreographers, Russell Maliphant. Integral to the staging is lighting by the uniquely talented and innovative designer Michael Hulls.
The evening is made up of four pieces: Two and Solo are dazzling solos performed by Guillem; Push is a duet for Guillem and Maliphant; and Shift is Maliphant’s seminal 1996 solo.
Maliphant’s work draws from a variety of sources, mixing classical ballet with contact improvisation techniques, capoeira, t’ai chi and yoga. In 2006, The New York Times critic, John Rockwell, described PUSH as a ‘meditative, almost hieratic reduction of ballet to its essence’, and the partnering of Maliphant and Guillem as showing ‘magical complicity.”
Lighting designer, Michael Hulls, the winner of this year’s Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, has collaborated with Maliphant since the 1990s and been instrumental in shaping the unique look of this choreographer’s work. Hull sees light and dance as indivisible and uses chiaroscuro effects to create a sense of heightened awareness.
|What||Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant in PUSH|
|Where||London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, , London , WC2N 4ES | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
29 Jul 14 – 03 Aug 14, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
|Website||.Click here to book via Sadler's Wells|