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Production Gallery: Russell Maliphant's AfterLight | reviews, news & interviews

Production Gallery: Russell Maliphant's AfterLight

Production Gallery: Russell Maliphant's AfterLight

Charlotte MacMillan's atmospheric photographs of a magical new dancework inspired by Nijinsky

All photographs © Charlotte MacMillan

New photographs by Charlotte MacMillan of Russell Maliphant's expanded Afterlight, a mesmerising new dancework premiered at Sadler's Wells this week.

The portfolio adds stills from the substantial new sections to ones she took a year ago of the opening solo created for a Diaghilev tribute programme.

Russell Maliphant explains his original inspiration by Nijinsky's drawings to theartsdesk here. The dancers are Daniel Proietto, Olga Cobos and Silvina Cortés. Lighting is by Michael Hulls, conceived in combination with Es Devlin, costumes by Stevie Stewart, music by Andy Cowton and Erik Satie.

Browse the slideshow while listening to Pascal Rogé play Gnossienne No 1 (below)

The line has changed in classical dance. There's more outward reach now, so you have less bend, less folds in the body, those folds that you would put into sculpture, with a kink in the waist

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