Sadler's Wells News

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...)

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...)

Photo Coverage: SAMPLED Returns to Sadler's WellsPhoto Coverage: SAMPLED Returns to Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - Feb 3, 2017

Celebrating a decade since its launch, Sampled is a chance for dance fans and newcomers alike to enjoy a diverse range of styles from some of the world's finest dancers at a specially reduced price. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASSCasting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSWallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its "full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times)," The Dessoff Choirs turns the church into a petit Paris with an all-French program that puts the spotlight on the brilliant French Impressionists of music: Marcel Dupre, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulenc. Joined by accompanist Steven Ryan (celebrating his 20th anniversary season with Dessoff) and Dr. Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Dessoff presents a magnifique tribute to French composers and to the majeste of the organ.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Ballet of China Brings THE PEONY PAVILION to Sadler's WellsPhoto Coverage: National Ballet of China Brings THE PEONY PAVILION to Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - Dec 1, 2016

National Ballet of China's The Peony Pavilion is playing Sadler's Wells as part of the Out of Asia 2 season through 3 December 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the dancers onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SWAN LAKE at Sadler's Wells TheatrePhoto Flash: SWAN LAKE at Sadler's Wells Theatre
by Roy Tan - Nov 25, 2016

From the imagination of one of Ireland's foremost dance and theatre-makers, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical new adaptation of one of the most famous ballets in the world, Swan Lake. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cloud Gate 2 Performs in OUT OF ASIA 2 at Sadler's WellsPhoto Coverage: Cloud Gate 2 Performs in OUT OF ASIA 2 at Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - Nov 22, 2016

The sister company of internationally celebrated Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan presents the country's most talented emerging dancers and choreographers, performing in the UK for the first time. Scroll down for a first look at them performing! (more...)

Tickets for Australian Ballet Company's FASTER Go On Sale TodayTickets for Australian Ballet Company's FASTER Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Charging on to the stage with athleticism to the power of three, Faster opens The Australian Ballet's Sydney and Melbourne 2017 seasons at full velocity. Today single tickets go on sale for both seasons. (more...)

BWW Review: AKRAM KHAN'S GISELLE, Sadler's Wells, 16 November 2016BWW Review: AKRAM KHAN'S GISELLE, Sadler's Wells, 16 November 2016
by Vikki Broad - Nov 18, 2016

London has had to bide its time in waiting for the premiere of Akram Khan's Giselle. With it's first warmly received performance back in Manchester in September, fans have had to be patient but this captivating take on the romantic classic is more than worth the wait. (more...)

BWW Review: VAMOS CUBA, Birmingham Hippodrome, 1 November 2016BWW Review: VAMOS CUBA, Birmingham Hippodrome, 1 November 2016
by Emma Cann - Nov 3, 2016

An exciting new partnership between Sadler's Wells, Birmingham Hippodrome and the Lowry Salford is bringing international dance companies to the UK for the very first time, offering financial and creative support to artists who may not otherwise have been able to make the journey. Vamos Cuba, from the creators of Havana Rakatan, is one such production.  (more...)

Cast of VAMOS CUBA! Turn Up The Heat at Birmingham New StreetCast of VAMOS CUBA! Turn Up The Heat at Birmingham New Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Commuters at Birmingham New Street station were brought to a temporary standstill on Saturday with a sizzling performance from the cast of Latin dance spectacular, Vamos Cuba! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's FRACTUS V at Sadler's WellsPhoto Coverage: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's FRACTUS V at Sadler's Wells
by Roy Tan - Oct 29, 2016

Considered one of the most original and ambitious talents of contemporary dance, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presented his latest creation, Fractus V, on 27th and 28th October with his company Eastman, and BroadwayWorld was there to cover the production. (more...)

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