Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Michael Hulls has been nominated for a Knight of Illumination (KOI) award for his lighting design of Conceal / Reveal, marking the 20th anniversary of his collaboration with choreographer Russell Maliphant. Hulls’ nomination in the Dance category of this year’s KOI Awards comes as part of the shortlist announcement made today.
Besides his long-standing creative partnership with Maliphant, over the years Hulls has been collaborating with many leading choreographers and dancers, including , Akram Khan, Javier de Frutos and Liam Scarlett, as well as international dance companies.
The lighting designer won the KOI Dance award in 2009 for his work on Sadler’s Wells’ production Eonnagata, a collaboration with actor and theatre director Robert Lepage, dancer Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant. Maliphant is also an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, while Guillem, who retired a the end of 2015, is now Associate Artist Emeritus.
The KOI Awards’ ceremony will take place at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Sunday 18 September.
Image: Conceal / Reveal – Piece No. 43, performed by Russell Maliphant Company. Photo: Hugo Glendinning