Russell Maliphant & Vangelis - The Thread

The Thread

Celebrated choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant collaborates with Oscar-winning composer Vangelis for this stunning new work.

Inspired by ancient mythology and set to explosive electronic music, this contemporary dance production explores changing forms of traditional Greek dance.
The acclaimed creative team includes artistic conception from Georgia Iliopoulou; lighting by fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, the “choreographer of light”, Michael Hulls; and costume design by award-winning London-based Greek fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou.

Inspired by ancient mythology and set to explosive electronic music, this contemporary dance production explores changing forms of traditional Greek dance.

The acclaimed creative team includes artistic conception from Georgia Iliopoulou; lighting by fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, the “choreographer of light”, Michael Hulls; and costume design by award-winning London-based Greek fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou

★★★★ “This is the beginning of Russell Maliphant’s aptly named The Thread, a work that does something contemporary dance hardly ever does – looks at traditional folk dancing and reimagines it in rich new ways. It is unusual but revelatory, a deep forging of the links between past and present, moving and intense.”
THE GUARDIAN 

★★★★ “A breathtaking evening, and like nothing Maliphant has ever done before.”
THE TIMES 

★★★★ 
THE TELEGRAPH 
A Sadler’s Wells and Lavris co-production.