The Rodin Project

Russell Maliphant / Sadler’s Wells London | Great Britain


The balance between physicality and weightlessness in the oeuvre of Auguste Rodin provides the inspiration for British choreographer Russell Maliphant to his current work. To capture the energy and emotion of Rodin’s works, he created a two-part evening: the first part is dedicated to Rodin’s watercolors, in the second part he refers to Rodin’s sculptures. Maliphant uses classical dance styles as well as contemporary forms: hip hop, body popping, locking and others. In collaboration with dancers from various disciplines, he is able to achieve a 360-degree view from various aesthetic, historical and stylistic perspectives on both dance and the work of Auguste Rodin.

Choreografie: Russell Maliphant | Mit: Tommy Franzen, Thomasin Gülgeç, Dickson Mbi, Ella Mesma, Carys Staton, Jenny White | Lichtdesign: Michael Hulls | Komposition: Alexander Zekke | Bühne: Es Devlin & Bronia Housman gemeinsam mit Russell Maliphant | Kostüme: Stevie Stewart | Produktion: Sadler’s Wells London und Russell Maliphant ///  Koproduktion: Théâtre National de Chaillot, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and The Joyce Theater New York Supported by Arts Council England
The performance is supported by L. + Th. La Roche-Stiftung