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This year marks the twentieth year of the collaboration between choreographer Russell Maliphant and lighting designer Michael Hulls. Together they have developed a unique and unparalleled language between light and movement that is revered the world over and the dance world would be very much the poorer without their scintillating studies in movement and light. Maliphant has spent the past few decades honing a style as unique as a fingerprint, one that takes the classical rigor of his Royal Ballet School training and weaves into it elements of capoeira, tai-chi and even the alternative physical therapy of "Rolphing".

Conceal Reveal is a performance of three dance pieces and on this occasion the Russell Maliphant Company present both new and classic work, including the iconic Broken Fall with music by Barry Adamson. It will be presented by Maliphant's company of exceptional dancers who will also perform new creations including a solo for former Royal Ballet Dancer Dana Fouras with a commissioned score by Mukul and costumes by Stevie Stewart.

Created in 2003, Broken Fall is played out to music that might have come from an autumnal early-Seventies romantic flick, it is a similarly intricate study of physical interplay between one woman and two men. It, too, honours Maliphant's classical heritage in both its reliance on lifts and also in these lifts' inherent chivalry - although physically dependent on her two partners, the woman always appears to be the star.

‹‹both, and›› is a new, shorter solo for Maliphant's wife and long term collaborator Dana Fouras, here returning to the company after a 10-year absence. She performs with vast silhouettes of herself, beamed onto a translucent front-cloth by spotlights artfully placed behind her. At times, you see her coiling and uncoiling through her own, enormous shadow - a simple trick, perhaps, but an impressive one.

Piece No. 43 , symbolically named because it is Maliphant and Hulls' 43rd collaboration, begins with each of the quintet (two boys, three girls) striking lyrical poses, on the spot, in his or her own "tile" of light, spread out across the front of the stage. En route to a conclusion at once even more statuesque and decidedly photographic, there comes a passage in which the two boys dance centre- stage, against the counterpoint of what could almost pass for a three-strong female Greek chorus. Playing out to the famous adagio sostenuto from Beethoven's Moonlight sonata, this is art of almost heart-stopping beauty.

» The dance world would be very much the poorer without Russell Maliphant's scintillating studies in movement and light. [...] Conceal Reveal is an evening of dazzling physical poetry that leaves you at once rejoicing in Maliphant and Hull's long partnership and craving the next 20 years, too. T he Telegraph, Mark Monahan

BROKEN FALL Choreographer Russell Maliphant
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Composer Barry Adamson
Music b y arrangement with Novello & Co Ltd
Running time 24 mins <<BOTH, AND>> Choreographer Russell Maliphant
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Composer Mukul
Costume Designer Stevie Stewart
Dancer Dana Fouras
Running time 16 mins  PIECE NO. 43 Choreographer Russell Maliphant
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Composer Mukul
Music Tidal/Atacama & Beethoven, Piano sonata No. 14 in C sharp Minor. Piano by Jenö Jandó courtesy of Shutterstock Inc.
Running time 30 mins A Sadler's Wells London / Russell Maliphant Company production .
Co-commissioned by DanceEast, The Lowry Salford Quays and The Point Eastleigh.
Co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany Supported using public funds by Arts Council England.Mercredi 9  NOVEMBRE 2016  à 20h00 (tickets)
DURÉE environ 1h10 & entracte
Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle

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