#21 Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant

#21 Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant

PUSH

SOLO | SHIFT | TWO | PUSH

[EN] A collaboration between Russell Maliphant and Sylvie Guillem, Push has been a roaring success on tour throughout the world and during its engagements at Sadler's Wells. The four pieces that make up Push complement each other, even though they were created at different periods. In the words of Neil Norman, dance critic at the Daily Express, the works "now seem to form part of an organic whole."

The performance begins with Solo, created for Sylvie Guillem in 2005 with music by the great flamenco composer Carlos Montoya. It showcases the femininity and beauty of Guillem's classical technique as she performs with the proud stance of a flamenco artist, then explodes with amazing flexibility. Shift is another solo piece, though this time for Maliphant himself. Yet it is almost a duet as the dancer enjoys interplay with the ingenious lighting of his long-time collaborator Michael Hulls, whose work was seen recently at the Grand Théâtre in the production of In The Spirit Of Diaghilev.

The penultimate piece is Two, originally created for Dana Fouras but given new life by Guillem. It is a mesmerising and pulsating work that employs repetitive and increasingly intense
rhythms with a score by Andy Cowton that he created during the development of the choreography. The evening climaxes with Push itself. Created as a duet between Maliphant and Guillem, Push was a sensation when it debuted at Sadler's Wells in 2005. Exploring different types of relationship, Push is a sensuous work that contrasts Maliphant's weighted, earthbound movements with Guillem's soaring ballerina lift. Andy Cowton again provides an entrancing score and Michael Hulls's lighting casts the dancers in a stunning golden glow.
 

» Maliphant's choreography has never felt so emotional; Guillem has never looked lovelier. It's a pairing made in Heaven.
The Times

CHOREOGRAPHY Russell Maliphant

SOLO
PERFORMED BY
Sylvie Guillem
LIGHTING DESIGN Michael Hulls
MUSIC Carlos Montoya
SOUND DESIGNER Andy Cowton
COSTUME REALISATION Ha Van-Volika
RUNNING TIME 10 minutes
SOLO WAS COMMISSIONED BY Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
MUSIC USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF Carlos Montoya Trust

SHIFT
PERFORMED BY
Russell Maliphant
LIGHTING DESIGN Michael Hulls
MUSIC Shirley Thompson
RUNNING TIME 12 minutes
SHIFT WAS ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY Dance 4, Nottingham and DanceXchange, Birmingham

TWO
PERFORMED BY
Sylvie Guillem
LIGHTING DESIGN Michael Hulls
MUSIC Andy Cowton
RUNNING TIME 8 minutes
TWO WAS ORIGINALLLY COMMISSIONED BY THE Dance Umbrella Festival, London

PUSH
PERFORMED BY
Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant
LIGHTING DESIGN Michael Hulls
MUSIC Andy Cowton
VOCALS Barbara Gellhorn
COSTUME REALISATION Sasha Keir
RUNNING TIME 30 minutes
PUSH WAS COMMISSIONED BY Sadler's Wells, London

World Premiere Friday 30 September 2005 at Sadler's Wells

Tuesday MARCH 29, 2011 at 20:00 (tickets)
Wednesday MARCH 30, 2011 at 20:00 (tickets)
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RUNNING TIME approx. 1 hour & interval

Adults 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Students 8 €





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[FR] Artiste d'exception, considérée comme «la danseuse la plus brillante de sa génération» par le Guardian, Sylvie Guillem revient à Luxembourg après une tournée mondiale triomphale avec Russell Maliphant - dont le public du Grand Théâtre a pu découvrir le talent inouï la saison dernière dans In the Spirit of Diaghilev grâce à son émouvant et magistral solo AfterLight créé en hommage aux Ballets Russes. Son aura, ses choix, imposent le respect et suscitent l'admiration. Placée sous le signe de la rencontre artistique où la danse se nourrit de danse, cette soirée n'a d'autre objet que de faire goûter à la réalité sublimée, à un état de grâce absolu. Quatre chorégraphies fascinantes seront présentées dont le fameux duo Push qui a remporté en 2006 le Laurence Olivier Award.

» Dans ce programme constitué de quatre pièces signées Maliphant, Sylvie Guillem s'en donne à coeur joie et prouve qu'elle peut non seulement tout faire (ça on le savait déjà), mais aussi s'effacer devant une écriture sophistiquée à force d'exiger le maximum d'elle-même.
Rosita Boisseau, Télérama

» [...] une suite de duos et de solos époustouflants de fluidité.
Anne Diatkine, Libération



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