"Maliphant has made something formal enough to satisfy the Académie, and sexy as (the Gates of) Hell"

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After the triumph of his Olivier Award-nominated and Critics’ Circle National Dance Award-winning Afterlight, this production was inspired by the works of the great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin.

Maliphant collaborated with a group of extraordinary performers, using a movement vocabulary influenced by the dance forms of popping, breaking and contemporary dance, integrated through Maliphant’s language of flow, form and dynamics.

The Rodin Project was performed to a newly commissioned score by Russian composer Alexander Zekke and made in collaboration with lighting designer Michael Hulls, set designers Es Devlin and Bronia Housman and costume designer Stevie Stewart.

A Sadler’s Wells/Russell Maliphant Production, co-produced by Théâtre National de Chaillot, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and The Joyce Theater New York


Creative Team

CHOREOGRAPHY: Russell Maliphant


SET DESIGN: Es Devlin & Bronia Housman

PERFORMED BY: Tommy Franzen, Thomasin Gülgeç, Dickson Mbi, Ella Mesma, Carys Staton, Jenny White

COSTUME DESIGN: Stevie Stewart

PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Laurent Phillipe, Charlotte MacMillan