Russell Maliphant Company to restage classic and early pieces

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has today announced the programme for maliphantworks, featuring world-renowned collaborators and works spanning his hugely celebrated 25 year career. Maliphant will make his Print Room at the Coronet debut with a site-responsive return to some of his early work, inspired by the intimate Victorian theatre in Notting Hill. Maliphant himself will perform one piece. maliphantworks will also feature the return of some of his original dancers. A community outreach programme will run in conjunction, supported by DanceWest.

Print Room at the Coronet is one of very few venues in West London to produce and present dance work. This co-production with Russell Maliphant Company sees the venue’s regular spring dance slot being filled by one of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers.

Opening on 28 February, maliphantworks will include modern dance classic Two; Afterlight (Part One); The Wall Duet from The Rodin Project and Unspoken. It will be restaged and performed by a host of Maliphant’s past and present collaborators, reunited from across the globe. Maliphant will perform in Unspoken a duet with James de Maria, 20 years after the pair first danced the piece and marking de Maria’s return to the stage after 16 years. Daniel Proietto will once again dance Afterlight (Part One), for which he was Olivier Award-nominated in 2010. The international award-winning Dana Fouras will dance the electrifying Two, which Maliphant choreographed for her in 1997; Olivier Award- nominated Tommy Franzen will bring his eclectic dance style to the duet The Wall, with Dickson Mbi renowned for his strength and incredible popping style.

Other major, longstanding collaborators of Maliphant will translate his signature works from their usual larger stages and spaces to this unique, intimate venue. Michael Hulls will work closely with Maliphant on the lighting design for the programme, alongside Stevie Stewart who will lead on costume design. Es Devlin’s original set design for The Rodin Project and Jan Urbanowski’s animation for Afterlight (Part One) will be remounted for this production.

Print Room at the Coronet and Russell Maliphant Company have partnered with DanceWest to increase audience access and diversity for this and future dance productions. DanceWest, the community dance organisation for West London, supports new audiences to connect to dance by providing access to classes, projects and performances. The organisation will coordinate a series of workshops, led by Dickson Mbi, for young people and emerging artists. In addition to these workshops, young local audiences, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, will be given access to a world-class and truly unique evening of performance.

Maliphant will continue his research into anatomy, biology and biomechanics with a lecture on his movement practice, his approach to collaboration and his aesthetic, with details to be announced shortly.

Following this presentation of world-renowned contemporary choreography, Print Room at the Coronet will continue to work with emerging and established artists and companies, cementing its reputation for producing and presenting dance as an integral part of an eclectic, cross-discipline programme.

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