Russell Maliphant Company: The Rodin Project (2011-2013)

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

A languorous erotic passage in which a bare-breasted Carys Staton and a wholly naked Jennifer White respectively embody (or so it seemed to me) a sexuality which is burnished by familiarity, and one which is alluring, mysterious and, ultimately, beyond reach

– Luke Jennings, The Observer [read full article here]

Description of Jenny’s role

The driving forcefulness is mesmeric, punctuated by brief oases of calm, sensual relaxation. The best of the latter comes in a hedonistic solo by White moving with the slow grace of a swan

– Graham Watts, [read full article here]


Choreography: Russell Maliphant
Lighting and projection design: Michael Hulls
Set design: Es Devlin & Bronia Housman
Performers: Tommy Franzen, Thomasin Gülgeç Dickson, Mbi Ella Mesma, Carys Staton, Jenny White
Costume design: Stevie Stewart

The Rodin Project was performed to a newly commissioned score by Russian composer Alexander Zekke and made in collaboration with lighting designer Michael Hulls, set designers Es Devlin and Bronia Housman and costume designer Stevie Stewart. A Sadler’s Wells/Russell Maliphant Production Co-produced by Théâtre National de Chaillot, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and The Joyce Theater New York Supported by Arts Council England,