The Thread to Have World Premiere at Sadler’s Wells

Russell Maliphant Vangelis The Thread c Nikiforos
Russell Maliphant Vangelis The Thread c Nikiforos

Making its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells, The Thread unites the rare talents of Olivier Award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant and Oscar-winning composer Vangelis.

Produced and commissioned by LAVRIS Productions, Athens, The Thread’s promising young cast of 18 Greek dancers combines Greek traditional dance with Maliphant’s unique movement language, exploring the changing forms of traditional and contemporary dance.

Featuring the explosive electronic music of Greek composer Vangelis, whose famous score for Chariots of Fire won him an Oscar in 1982, The Thread sees Maliphant and his partners unravel these transformations through the union of movement, music, costume and lighting design.

Costumes for The Thread are designed by award-winning fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, whose work is highly appreciated internationally.

Joining these exceptional creatives is Maliphant’s long-time collaborator, lighting designer Michael Hulls. Prior to its appearance in The Thread, Hulls’ work can be seen at Messums Wiltshire in installation Material Light until 24 February 2019.

Maliphant’s work can also be experienced in his own company’s much-anticipated new production Silent Lines, making its world premiere at DanceEast on 5 April, followed by a tour culminating in performances at Sadler’s Wells on 18 and 19 October.

The Thread is at Sadler’s Wells 15th – 17th March 2019.

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