Sadler's Wells News

Photo Coverage: GHOST DANCES AND OTHER WORKS Returns to Sadler's WellsPhoto Coverage: GHOST DANCES AND OTHER WORKS Returns to Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - May 17, 2017

One of Rambert's most celebrated works returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time in 14 years. Ghost dancers stalk the stage in Christopher Bruce's masterpiece, created as a tribute to victims of oppression in South America. Day of the Dead celebrations and Latin American folk music are visually referenced in dances full of joy, sadness and compassion. (more...)

BWW Review: JAMES THIEREE - COMPAGNIE DU HANNETON, THE TOAD KNEW at Sadler's WellsBWW Review: JAMES THIEREE - COMPAGNIE DU HANNETON, THE TOAD KNEW at Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Broad - May 5, 2017

James Thierree's latest offering is an another polarising work from theatrical experimentalists Compagnie du Hanneton. Having previously presented work in London in 2007 and 2014, Thierree and co. are making their much anticipated return to Sadler's Wells to captivate and shock a fresh audience; it will certainly divide opinion. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Thierree Brings Surreal Acrobatics to Sadler's Wells in THE TOAD KNEWPhoto Coverage: James Thierree Brings Surreal Acrobatics to Sadler's Wells in THE TOAD KNEW
by Roy Tan - May 4, 2017

Step into the wonderfully weird world of multi-talented performer and director James Thierree. Following Tabac Rouge in 2014, James Thierree returns with his latest critically acclaimed creation, featuring a seamless mix of mechanical marvels, music, surreal humour and acrobatic finesse. Scroll down for photos from the show below! (more...)

National Youth Dance Company Experience Workshop at Swindon DanceNational Youth Dance Company Experience Workshop at Swindon Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

National Youth Dance Company creates and performs innovative and influential dance, bringing together the most talent young dancers from across England to work intensively with Sadler's Wells world renowned Associate Artists and visiting companies. (more...)

Hip Hop Dance Theatre Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION Coming to DCPA This FallHip Hop Dance Theatre Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION Coming to DCPA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents Sadler's Wells' critically acclaimed international hip hop dance theatre festival, BREAKIN' CONVENTION, November 4-5 with a special student matinee on Friday, November 3 at 11 a.m at The Buell Theatre and around the Denver Performing Arts Complex. (more...)

Jeremy Irons to Narrate VOICES OF THE AMAZON at Sadler's WellsJeremy Irons to Narrate VOICES OF THE AMAZON at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Sisters Grimm are delighted that Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning Jeremy Irons has agreed to narrate their new show, VOICES OF THE AMAZON, a passionate dance musical from the heart of Brazil. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Sadler's Wells' new season features a world first for artistic research (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Returns to Sadler's WellsRichard Alston Dance Company Returns to Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Following a successful World premiere in the US and a Spring tour, one of the UK's leading contemporary dance companies returns to Sadler's Wells to present two London premieres; Chacony and Tangent. (more...)

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S EARLY ADVENTURES, Sadler's WellsBWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S EARLY ADVENTURES, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Apr 5, 2017

If Matthew Bourne had set out to produce a dance show to express the sentiments of Brexit, he couldn't have done it more effectively than this. The fact that Early Adventures is a mixed bag of pieces he made almost 30 years ago is by the by: two thirds of the evening is a fond and gently satirical examination of British ideas of what it means to be British; the other third is about the British notion of foreign-ness, specifically that alien species just across the Channel. To be sure, the original intention was far from political, but the resonance these pieces have acquired, post-Article 50, is striking.  (more...)

World War I-Inspired Feature-Length Dance Film 'Young Men' Commemorating the Great War's Centennial Comes to 'Great Performances' Friday, April 7 at 9 p.m. on PBSWorld War I-Inspired Feature-Length Dance Film 'Young Men' Commemorating the Great War's Centennial Comes to 'Great Performances' Friday, April 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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BWW Review: PROJECT POLUNIN, Sadler's WellsBWW Review: PROJECT POLUNIN, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Broad - Mar 15, 2017

One will rarely see Sadler's Wells brimming with more anticipation than at the premiere of a Sergei Polunin triple bill. Fans will always flock to see the Ukrainian star alongside his real-life partner, Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova. However, Project Polunin feels sadly like the vanity project some feared it would be. (more...)

Harris Theater Presents Music & Dance 2017-18 SeasonHarris Theater Presents Music & Dance 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce its fourteenth season of Harris Theater Presents performances exploring companies and stories of epic magnitude. Experience the 400-year-old cycle of Monteverdi's last surviving operas sung by the Monteverdi Choir and led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Morris Dance Group's staged production of Layla and Majnun; the love story that has been told for centuries, and America's premier ballet company, American Ballet Theatre. Full performance details are outlined below. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the TheatreTricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

With the annual Tricycle Takeover due to open next month, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the company's forthcoming work ahead of the reopening of the building in spring 2018. (more...)

UK Premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON to Open at Sadler's Wells this SummerUK Premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON to Open at Sadler's Wells this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Sisters Grimm, the creators of the Grammy Award-nominated show INALA, are delighted to present the UK premiere of VOICES OF THE AMAZON, a passionate dance musical from the heart of Brazil, directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman, choreographed by Helen Pickett and composed by Ella Spira in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters Danny Nascimento, Dito Martins and Julien Davis and world?renowned percussionists Olodum. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arthur Pita and Headspacedance Present STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHERPhoto Coverage: Arthur Pita and Headspacedance Present STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER
by Roy Tan - Mar 3, 2017

Stepmother leads us into a menacing world where macabre folklore meets the terrifying grotesque. Fairy tales distort into nightmares as familiar characters from Snow White to Hansel and Gretel are pursued by a force of monstrous and abusive stepmothers. (more...)

STARS OF DANCE: SAMPLED Step Out at Birmingham New Street Station and Grand CentralSTARS OF DANCE: SAMPLED Step Out at Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Birmingham commuters were brought to a temporary standstill yesterday as world-class dance stars staged a temporary 'Dance Takeover' at Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central in countdown to the launch of Dance: Sampled at Birmingham Hippodrome, a two-day festival bringing together the very best in local and international dancing talent. (more...)

BWW Review: GALA FLAMENCA 2017, Sadler's WellsBWW Review: GALA FLAMENCA 2017, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Feb 24, 2017

What could be more cheering in a dank dark London February than a blast of Spanish flamenco? Answer: a Sadler's Wells flamenco gala, a fistful of stellar talents for the price of one. (more...)

REQUIEM FOR ALEPPO to Premiere at Sadler's Well in April to Support Syria Relief and TechfugeesREQUIEM FOR ALEPPO to Premiere at Sadler's Well in April to Support Syria Relief and Techfugees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????Requiem for Aleppo, a brand new work created and conceived by composer David Cazalet with choreography by Jason Mabana, will premiere at Sadler's Wells on Sunday 23 April 2017. The night will be introduced by BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson, and all money raised will go to support the work of charities Syria Relief and Techfugees. (more...)

BWW Review: MASURCA FOGO, Sadler's WellsBWW Review: MASURCA FOGO, Sadler's Wells
by Jenny Gilbert - Feb 10, 2017

For anyone who had been wondering, seven and a half years on from the demise of Pina Bausch, what was the point of her company's continued trawl through her back-catalogue, this visit is reason enough. It's not just that Masurca Fogo, which takes its inspiration from Portugal and Cape Verde, brings a welcome blast of sunshine into a dank London February. It's that in these dark days of global divisiveness the whole Bauschian project seems even more vital a celebration of shared humanity. (more...)


by Rose Marija - Feb 10, 2017

This contemporary dance company from France, currently under the direction of Peter Jacobson, a former principal dancer for Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, embarks on its first ever US tour. On Wednesday, February 10, 2017, I attended the first performance of the Ballet de Lorraine's Program B at the Joyce Theater. This program has one piece only, Unknown Pleasures, an intriguing title. No choreographers, music, lighting, nor costumes were credited. (more...)

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