Reviews for The Rodin Project

  1. Russell Maliphant Company 'The Rodin Project'

    Review: Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 7 February 2012— Performance: 5 Feb 2012

    Russell Maliphant returns to the stage with a new work inspired by artistic subject matter - this time the sculptures of Auguste Rodin... Continue Reading

  2. Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 12 February 2012Performance 5 Feb 2012

    As a work in evolution, however, it promises fascinating things and represents a brave leap forward on Maliphant’s part.  

  3. Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Laura Thompson, The Telegraph, Seven Magazine, Tuesday 7 February 2012Performance 5 Feb 2012

    The problem comes when the piece expands beyond the evocation of these fantastic tableaux, and the reason is very simple. Sculpture, even when it contains the infinite life of a Rodin, is a static finished product.  

  4. Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 6 February 2012Performance 5 Feb 2012

    Inspired by the work of the French sculptor, with a fascinating cast who can do everything from hip hop to burlesque, the show spends too long in artistic poses.  

  5. Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 6 February 2012Performance 5 Feb 2012

    As a spectacle, it is ravishing, and made even more so by the dreamy colour washes of Michael Hulls’s lighting, in blues, greens, pinks and moonlit silver. Yet the dancers seem trapped within their frame, and only rarely do they assert a distinctive presence of t… 

  6. Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Monday 6 February 2012Performance 5 Feb 2012

    With The Rodin Project, Maliphant has made something formal enough to satisfy the Académie, and sexy as (the Gates of) Hell.  

  7. Russell Maliphant Company in The Rodin Project at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5, Evening Standard, Monday 6 February 2012Performance 5 Feb 2012

    The dancers hang, slide, tumble and contort themselves, while the choreography shapes a language of delight from a vocabulary of torment.  

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