Russell Maliphant

Russell Maliphant trained at the Royal Ballet School and graduated into Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet before leaving to pursue a career in independent dance, working with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Michael Clark & Company, Laurie Booth Company and Rosemary Butcher. He has studied anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, and the Rolfing Method of Structural Integration. In April 2000 he received an Arts Council Fellowship.He has created over 20 pieces to date, collaborating closely with lighting designer Michael Hulls and has set works on George Piper Dances, Lyon Opera Ballet, Ricochet Dance Company, The Batsheva Ensemble and Ballet de Lorraine. Russell Maliphant recently created Broken Fall with Sylvie Guillem and George Piper Dances with music by Barry Adamson. Broken Fall premiered at the Royal Opera House in December 2003 and won an Olivier award for best New Dance Production. Russell was awarded a South Bank Show award for Dance in 2003.



Russell Maliphant Company (GB)

Russell Maliphant Company was founded in 1996 and has sought to explore a diverse range of techniques including classical ballet, contact improvisation, yoga, capoeira and tai chi. Maliphant's language is one of form and dynamics - elegant, articulate and resonant. The company's work is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy and a concern with the relationship between movement, light and music. 2004 marked the tenth anniversary of collaboration with the renowned and pioneering lighting designer Michael Hulls. The company has toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and was recently the first western dance company to visit Uzbekistan. In 2002 Russell Maliphant Company was awarded a TimeOut Live Award for 'Outstanding Collaboration', for the work Sheer, and the Peoples Choice award from the Festival De La Nouvelle Danse, in Montreal. Russell himself was awarded a South Bank Show award for Dance in 2003 and his work Broken Fall created for Sylvie Guillem, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt which premiered at the Royal Opera House in December 2003, won an Olivier award for best New Dance Production.
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