Coronet Inside Out: Russell Maliphant & Dana Fouras
Fresh from their sold-out performances of maliphantworks3, Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Russell Maliphant, and his esteemed partner, Dana Fouras, joined The Coronet Theatre’s Inside Out programme to bring you a very special online Q&A.
Whether you are an aspiring dancer, practising creative, or have simply followed Russell and Dana’s work throughout their distinguished careers, this Q&A provides a rare opportunity to hear more about their creative process.
Russell Maliphant & Dana Fouras
Russell Maliphant is one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary choreographers. He is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells and has received many of the highest theatrical accolades over his career, including an Olivier Award, two South Bank Show Awards and three Critics’ Circle Awards. His work is celebrated for its unique approach to flow and energy and an ongoing exploration of the relationship between movement, light and music.
Dana Fouras trained as a classical dancer in Australia and at The Royal Ballet School. She won Adeline Genée Silver medals in 1984 & 1985 and Prix de Lausanne medal in 1986. On joining The Royal Ballet in 1988 she created the role of Lead Girl in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Soirée Musical and danced roles such as Juliet in MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, Solo Swan in Swan Lake, Requiem & My Brother My Sisters and created leading roles with choreographers Page, Bintley & Tuckett. In 1994 she left the Royal Ballet to pursue a career in independent dance, touring with Irek Mukhamedov, Jonathon Burrows and Russell Maliphant. Works with Russell include the duet Sheer, which won a Time Out Live Award in 2002 and the solo Two. Dana has worked closely with Russell on numerous dance works, film for dance and commercial projects as researcher and collaborative assistant since 1998.