Russell Maliphant Company
New York, NY
December 10, 2014, 2014
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2014 by Martha Sherman
Russell Maliphant’s eponymous company had to perform without him in their current run at the Joyce. Due to an injury, Maliphant isn’t performing. The core elements of his work, though – the movement vocabulary, percussive scores, and lighting choices – are so consistent that he is hardly missed. This is both good news and bad news. Although each element was very high quality and beautiful to watch, there was very little to distinguish or advance the work. The five pieces presented all looked essentially the same.
Dickson Mbi and Carys Staton in” Still" Photo © Hugo Glendinning.