Isaac Julien and choreographer Russell Maliphant’s collaborative multimedia piece, Small Boats, was part of a PERFORMA Commission with Sadler’s Wells, co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella and supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells, and was presented at Sadler's Wells, London, the Theater National de Chaillot, Paris and the Dansens Hus, Stockholm in 2007.
Dancers from the Russell Maliphant Company performed with Julien’s audio-visual installations in this piece which was the final part of the trilogy, Cast No Shadow.
"Thanks to the genius lighting of Michael Hulls"
– The Times
"Michael Hulls’ subtle lighting has a more dramatic effect on dance than the work of any other lighting designer."
– The Telegraph
Premiere: Sadler's Wells, 2007