The Olivier Award winning Russell Maliphant Company presents Silent Lines a ground-breaking new dance production with video artist Panagiotis Tomaras and new team of exceptional dancers.
Drawing upon Maliphant’s research and explorations in dance and anatomy using a unique mix of movement, animated video projection, and lighting, the piece investigates a range of poetic possibilities, using the visually rich and resonant connections between internal and external worlds, the microcosm and the macrocosm.
Drawing on methodologies from a variety of movement disciplines and setting these within a world of animated light, Silent Lines explores the endless web of connections we encompass and embody.
***** “Britain’s leading modern dance creator” Daily Express
Russell Maliphant Company was established in 1996 as the framework for Maliphant to initiate productions and to work with his own ensemble of dancers. Since that time, the company has received two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards and three Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for best modern choreography, among many other national and international awards and nominations. Russell Maliphant Company is nominated for five separate awards at the National Dance Awards 2018, including Best Independent Company.
Lucie Mirkova, Executive Producer at DanceXchange says:
We are thrilled to present Russell Maliphant’s beautifully captivating choreography. For Birmingham it is a very special opportunity to see his critically acclaimed company, which hasn’t performed in the city since their highly successful visit in 2013.
Critical acclaim for Russell Maliphant:
“Britain’s leading modern dance creator” (Jeffrey Taylor for Daily Express)
“Magical architecture and poetry for the stage” (The Guardian)
“Clarity of vision and incisive brilliance… charged with enigmatic work” (The Independent)
“Physical poetry” (Louise Levine for The Financial Times)
Russell Maliphant – Artistic Director
Martin Collins – Executive Producer/Director
About Russell Maliphant Company
Russell Maliphant Company (RMCo) is an internationally acclaimed dance company founded on the vision of award winning choreographer Russell Maliphant. Through the company’s innovative approach to flow, energy, movement and light, RMCo creates and presents award-winning dance experiences and developmental opportunities to inspire and challenge audiences, professional creatives, emerging talent and young people across the UK and internationally.
Maliphant’s dance language spans formal classical and improvised contemporary techniques; draws upon qualities from yoga, capoeira and tai chi; and is heavily influenced by physiology, biomechanics and lighting design. RMCo’s long-term collaboration with lighting designer Michael Hulls has pushed the boundaries between movement and light in over 40 productions to date.