THE THREAD

Celebrated choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant collaborates with Oscar-winning composer Vangelis for this stunning new work.

Inspired by ancient mythology and set to explosive electronic music, this contemporary dance production explores changing forms of traditional Greek dance.

The acclaimed creative team includes artistic conception from Georgia Iliopoulou; lighting by fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, the “choreographer of light”, Michael Hulls; and costume design by award-winning London-based Greek fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou.

PRESS

"Michael Hulls provides astonishingly beautiful lighting, moving from warm to cool, carving the empty stage into dynamic space."


– Sarah Crompton, The Guardian

"..with everything framed by Hulls’s impeccable oblongs of light.

"no one other than Maliphant and Hulls could have made (say) a quartet of female dancers look so ravishingly like an ancient temple’s caryatids come to life, or the entire female contingent, linking arms across the rear of the stage, so closely resemble a 30-foot-long necklace of pure gold."

– Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

"In Hulls’s blocks of light, splitting into geometric confining shapes, the dancers appear and disappear as if by magic. Till at the end long strips of light widen the stage for the finale, encouraging the performers’ endless roiling and rolling."

– Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic Direction & Choreography

Russell Maliphant

Music

Vangelis

Lighting

Michael Hulls

Costumes

Mary Katrantzou

Traditional Dance Teaching

Eleni Spathia, Takis Karachalios 

Original Concept & Producer

Georgia Iliopoulou

© Michael Hulls 2020