maliphantworks nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award
Russell Maliphant Company’s maliphantworks has been nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance.
maliphantworks is amongst esteemed company within its category with fellow nominees including The Royal Ballet’s Flight Pattern and English National Ballet’s Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du printsemps (The Rite of Spring).
maliphantworks is a career-spanning collection of contemporary dance works that was curated by choreographer Russell Maliphant especially for the intimate setting of Print Room at the Coronet, running from 28 February – 11 March 2017, and includes the contemporary dance classics Two; Afterlight (Part One); The Wall from The Rodin Project; and One Part II, all reunited with their original dancers including Maliphant himself.
Maliphant performs in One Part II, a solo work he created in 2002 while the international award-winning Dana Fouras dances the electrifying Two, which he choreographed especially for her in 1997.
Daniel Proietto performs Afterlight (Part One), for which he received an Olivier Award nomination in 2010 and received a Critics Circle National Dance Award. Olivier Award nominee Tommy Franzen brings his eclectic dance style to The Wall duet, for which he was nominated for a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award in 2013. Alongside them is Dickson Mbi, nominated for emerging dancer, a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award in 2017 and renowned for his strength and incredible popping style.
In April 2018, the Russell Maliphant Company became one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. This brings an exciting new chapter to the company’s history, becoming Company in Residence at DanceEast, Ipswich. The company will be touring a brand new production April 2019, across the UK, please see the website for details.
The South Bank Sky Arts Awards are the only Awards ceremony in the world to represent the entire spectrum of the British Arts. Previous winners across the various categories include Doctor Foster for TV Drama, Skyfall for Film, and Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies for Literature. Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include Harold Pinter, Judi Dench, J K Rowling, Eddie Izzard and last year Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Russell Maliphant says “It was a pleasure putting together maliphantworks for the Print Room, curating an evening of pieces with the original performers of each of the works and seeing them bring the pieces to life again.”
Russell Maliphant in One; Photo by Chris Nash