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Russell Maliphant & Vangelis: The Thread Tickets

London Ballet & Dance
Russell Maliphant & Vangelis: The Thread makes its world premiere at Sadler's Wells this spring.
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant, inspired by Greek mythology and historic Hellenic dances, portrays the changing form of traditional and contemporary dance, and the flow of inspiration from one to the other. Maliphant and his partners excel in ravelling and unravelling these transformations through dance, movement, music, costumes and light. The Thread features lighting by fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, the “choreographer of light” Michael Hulls, and the explosive electronic music of Greek composer Vangelis, whose famous score for Chariots of Fire won him an Oscar in 1981. "The dance world would be very much the poorer without Russell Maliphant" DAILY TELEGRAPH
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Rated 5 out of 5 (8 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Mar 17, 2019

    Superb fusion of traditional Greek dance with contemporary. Also superb lighting which contributed enormously to the overall performance. Ditto costumes and music.

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  • Review Avatar Mar 18, 2019

    Brilliant lighting, great energy and synchronisation of dancers! Music was very good and fitted in well with Greek based dance theme. I was sat in the Circle but had excellent sight lines. Only negatives were lack of legroom and selfish people videoing the performance in an almost dark atmosphere !

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  • Review Avatar Mar 18, 2019

    Powerful, thrumming melodic music, highly creative dance routines and steps as coordinated and syncronised as by grenadiers if more evocative of Greece and the East.

  • Review Avatar Mar 18, 2019

    Truly fabulous performance

  • Review Avatar Mar 18, 2019

    Being greek i saw an embassador of my country not only producing a result for the greek art but for the international art. My spanish girlfriend, music teacher in spain was amazed. Probably a good greek art company could produce similar results in the centre of athens but watching this in such a beautiful theatre in london makes me proud. It is greek with a twist and i loved it. Dances that everyday people perform in days of joy, more elaborate and nicely executed. Well done guys

  • Review Avatar Mar 27, 2019

    Talented, engaging, wonderful dancers. Music and lights brought the production to life. I'm glad I was there to experience a premier.