Richard Alston: “I wanted to be a zookeeper for a while and then decided to be Margot Fonteyn”

Renowned choreographer Richard Alston is celebrating his 50-year career in dance. During this time, he has created over 140 dance works, some of which will be presented alongside brand new pieces in Mid Century Modern at Sadler’s Wells this week. We spoke to Alston to discover more about the man behind some of the most

Reworking a Requiem

Dramaturg Hildegard De Vuyst discusses her work with composer Fabrizio Cassol and director Alain Platel, adapting Mozart’s Requiem in a powerful new production coming to Sadler’s Wells. Cassol has made it abundantly clear that this reinterpretation of Mozart’s Requiem is the most perilous musical undertaking he has ever attempted. This artistic adventure began some three

Local Ambassadors Enjoy New Dance Experience

Over the last few months, as part of its ‘Get Into Dance’ scheme, Sadler’s Wells has appointed some local people new to dance as Dance Ambassadors, and supported them in their first steps of dance discovery. Two of our Ambassadors – local residents Janice Gittens and Kate Marshall – came to see the new work

15 Women who shaped dance at Sadler’s Wells

In the week marking HeForShe Arts Week and following on from International Women’s Day, we look at some of the inspirational women who have shaped Sadler’s Wells’ history and continue to influence the world of dance today. 1. Lilian Baylis (pictured above) Lilian Baylis is one of the most important figures in the history of

Liv Lorent: “I was inspired by the rule-breaking women in dance”

Choreographer Liv Lorent has been creating award-winning dance in the UK for over 20 years. She established her company balletLORENT aged 20, making the move from dancer to director. Her production of Rumpelstiltskin, which has been adapted into a new retelling of the story by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, will be presented at Sadler’s

Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artists receive Olivier nominations

A number of Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artists received nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards today. In the Best New Dance Production category, Grand Finale by our Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter at Sadler’s Wells, Tree Of Codes by our Associate Artist Wayne McGregor and The Paris Opera Ballet at Sadler’s Wells and Flight Pattern by our

Sadler’s Wells Nominated for National Apprenticeship Awards

We are delighted to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018 with two nominations. Our Human Resources Apprentice Tiegan Hummerston,

Watch Live: Emily Molnar in conversation with Alistair Spalding

Tune in at 9.45pm this Tuesday 6 March to a post-show conversation with the Artistic Director of Ballet British Columbia, live from Sadler’s Wells. Emily Molnar will be chatting to our Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Alistair Spalding following the UK premiere of three works on our main stage. This will include Solo Echo and

World Book Day: Cast of Rumpelstiltskin choose their favourite books!

To celebrate World Book Day this March, we asked the the cast of balletLORENT’s Rumpelstilskin, what is your


With Tango After Dark set to open at The Peacock this week, we celebrate the life of the

Sadler’s Wells celebrates Design Business Association Award win

Sadler’s Wells’ visual identity and communications materials, created by design studio Red&White, won Silver in the Media category of the Design Business Association’s Design Effectiveness Awards 2018, held in London last week. The brand refresh integrated Sadler’s Wells’ visual identity with the striking dance imagery of our productions and presentations, and have helped cement our

Interview: Emily Molnar talks Ballet and British Audiences

Canada’s cutting-edge company Ballet British Columbia are heading to the UK on tour this March, premiering three new


The best Tango performances can be breathtaking. The passion. The romance. The fast footwork. But few Tango couples can match the sensational German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, who are masters of the Argentinean artform, having performed alongside Jennifer Lopez and all over the world. As we prepare for their return to the Peacock Theatre in

Akram Khan and Micheal Keegan-Dolan win at National Dance Awards

The National Dance Awards were announced today and we were delighted that a number of Sadler’s Wells’ associate artists and companies were among the winners. Our Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan’s moving Swan Lake/Loch na hEala for Teac Damsa was awarded Best modern choreography. Our Associate Artist Akram Khan’s wonderful Giselle for Associate Company English National

Our week with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Cecil Rowe was among three members of the Company of Elders cast as extras by our International Associate Company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch for their recent performances of Viktor on the Sadler’s Wells stage. Here, he reflects on their extraordinary week with the renowned company. There are not many shows that come along that are actively looking