Russell Maliphant creates visually rich dance that is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy and an ongoing exploration of the relationship between movement, light and music. Russell has won two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards, four Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for Best Modern Choreography and Best Independent Company. He is Associate Artist at Sadlers Wells.

Maliphant established his own company of dancers in 1996, touring most recently with Vortex (a BBC4 TV broadcast currently available to view on iPlayer). As a performer, he helped define an era of great British dancers in the ‘90s and ‘00s, and remains a scalp-tingling artist to watch on stage to this day.

Now in his sixth decade Russell Maliphant is creating an evening of solo and duet work SOLOS 2024 for touring in spring 2025 in which he will also perform. With lighting by Panagiotis Tomaras and Michael Hulls and costumes by Stevie Stewart (Bodymap), the programme will feature Maliphant’s 15 minute solo AfterLight, nominated for the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production and awarded the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography; his 1997 solo Two originally created for Dana Fouras, and also widely performed by Sylvie Guillem; and a new piece which Maliphant will perform himself to music composed by Fouras. The programme will be in development this year, with casting to be confirmed.