The Rodin Project / Past

"Maliphant has made something formal enough to satisfy the Académie, and sexy as (the Gates of) Hell"
Evening Standard
After the triumph of his Olivier Award-nominated and Critics’ Circle National Dance Award-winning Afterlight, this production was inspired by the works of the great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin.

Maliphant collaborated with a group of extraordinary performers, using a movement vocabulary influenced by the dance forms of popping, breaking and contemporary dance, integrated through Maliphant’s language of flow, form and dynamics.

The Rodin Project was performed to a newly commissioned score by Russian composer Alexander Zekke and made in collaboration with lighting designer Michael Hulls, set designers Es Devlin and Bronia Housman and costume designer Stevie Stewart.

A Sadler’s Wells/Russell Maliphant Production
Co-produced by Théâtre National de Chaillot, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and The Joyce Theater New York
Supported by Arts Council England

Creative Team


Russell Maliphant

Lighting & Projection design:

Michael Hulls

Set design:

Es Devlin & Bronia Housman

Performed by:

Tommy Franzen
Thomasin Gülgeç
Dickson Mbi
Ella Mesma
Carys Staton
Jenny White

Costume design:

Stevie Stewart

Photographs by:

Laurent Phillipe
Charlotte MacMillan