Russell Maliphant Company to Return to Exeter Northcott with STILL CURRENT, 22-23 Oct.
The Russell Maliphant Company return to Exeter Northcott with Still Current, a new evening of solos, duets and a trio by internationally acclaimed choreographer and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant.
Inspired by his ensemble dancers; Thomasin Gülgeç, Dickson Mbi, Carys Staton, Maliphant once again works in collaboration with his long- standing collaborator, lighting designer and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls.
The evening's new work includes a duet created for Carys Staton, drawing on her strength and versatility as a dancer, a solo choreographed on dancer Dickson Mbi who recently stunned audiences in The Rodin Project, and a work for three male dancers, drawing on the styles of Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Along with these three new works Still Current features the critically acclaimed Afterlight (Part One), winner of the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Choreography.
Performed by Thomasin Gülgeç, this solo showcases his fluid agility and grace. He is joined by Carys Staton whose energetic elegance and delicate strength are showcased in the new creations and in her performance of the modern - classic solo, Two.
Still Current includes an eclectic mix of music with compositions from Éric Satie and long time collaborator Andy Cowton and a newly commissioned score by Armand Amar, well known for his film scores.
Costume designs are by Stevie Stewart, formerly one half of the influential design label BodyMap, recently she has worked with Michael Clark and Rambert as well as designing costumes for Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears, and animation by Jan Urbanowski who created the opening credits for Danny Boyle's 2013 film, Trance.