Friday 11 May & Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm
Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant (France / UK)
Widely regarded as ‘the most brilliant ballerina of her generation’ (The Guardian), the legendary Sylvie Guillem returns to the UK, following the sell-out success of her London seasons, to perform at Birmingham Hippodrome. Guillem is joined by dancer/choreographer Russell Maliphant – whose elegant, articulate and resonant language draws on his vast experience of ballet, contemporary, capoeira, t’ai chi and yoga.
This mixed programme features Push, a duet combining the abilities of this extraordinary partnership set to an original score by Andy Cowton, and Solo performed by Guillem to the music of Carlos Montoya. The evening is completed by Maliphant’s signature solo Shift, and the powerful, driving solo Two performed by Guillem.
The four pieces are complemented by lighting designed by Maliphant’s long-time collaborator Michael Hulls, reflecting the flow and energy between movement and light.
PUSH is produced by Sadler’s Wells in collaboration with Russell Maliphant and Sylvie Guillem.
Suggested age guidance: suitable for all ages
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including interval)
Image: Johan Persson
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Said Karen on at 21:55pm on 15th May 2012