Afterlight was a continuation of Russell’s ideas inspired by photographs of Vaslav Nijinsky and his geometric drawings, which began with the creation of the Olivier-nominated solo Afterlight (Part One) for Sadler’s Wells’ In The Spirit of Diaghilev. It was developed by Maliphant with lighting designer Michael Hulls, a pairing that has been called “the most important creative partnership in modern British dance” (Daily Telegraph) and features projections evolved in collaboration with animator Jan Urbanowski.
"Afterlight is a work that consumes the eye and seduces the senses"The Times
A masterpiece of modern dance, Afterlight is a visual feast that explores new possibilities in lighting and the beauty of movement.
Set to Satie’s hauntingly beautiful Gnossiennes 1 – 4 and new compositions by Andy Cowton (Two, Push), Afterlight was originally performed by three dancers: Daniel Proietto, who also performed AfterLight (Part One), Silvina Cortes and Gemma Nixon. Thomasin Gülgeç has also performed the work.