This week the Joyce was presenting Russell Maliphant’s Rodin Project, a meditation on the torque and muscular power of Rodin’s sculptures. You can see the review here.
And here’s a short excerpt:
“One can see why a choreographer might be drawn to Rodin, who hewed dancers from clay and bronze, creating the illusion of movement. Why not infuse these figures with life and set them in motion? The English choreographer, Russell Maliphant, seems fascinated by the idea of animating visual art – Nijinsky’s circular drawings were the subject of his recent Afterlife. But it’s easy to see the pitfalls of such a venture, and though Maliphant’s Rodin Project avoids some of them, it cannot dodge them all.”