BBC YOUNG DANCER 2019: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THIS YEAR’S WINNER AS TOLD BY JONZI D

With one day to go until the overall winner of BBC Young Dancer 2019 is unveiled at the grand final at Birmingham Hippodrome this Saturday, we ask judge and Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Jonzi D about the top five things he is looking for in a dancer.

“When you free your mind, that’s when creativity happens”: Sadler’s Wells Gets Creative with Clara Andermatt

Ahead of next week’s Get Creative Festival we speak to renowned Portuguese choreographer Clara Andermatt about what creativity means to her, working with the Company of Elders & the secret to a life-long dance career.

“We break down the fourth wall. It’s the true hip hop experience.” Breakin’ Convention: The story so far

We speak to Michelle, Head of Breakin’ Convention, about the festival’s genesis, its evolution and what audiences can expect from its 16th year.

ON THE ROAD WITH PRODUCING & TOURING

This International Dance Day, we go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at our productions currently on tour, speaking to the people who produce our shows to find out just what it takes to bring them to the world stage.

Dancing with Deborah Hay: “It was so very personal”

We speak candidly with dancers Stephanie McMann and Flora Wellesley Wesley, about fulfilling their dream of working with the mighty Deborah Hay.

“They’re from all walks of life, but they’re already like a family”: NYDC from behind the scenes

We spoke to Jordan Douglas and Ezra Owen, members of the hip hop theatre collective Far From the Norm and assistant choreographers to Olivier-award winning Guest Artistic Director Botis Seva, about the journey with NYDC so far.

A TRIPLE WIN FOR DANCE AT 2019 OLIVIER AWARDS

A new work commissioned as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Sadler’s Wells building was named best new dance production at the Olivier Awards 2019, with two Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists also winning prizes. 

Three reasons Israel Galván is the rock star of flamenco

Famed as “modern flamenco’s great rule breaker” (Daily Telegraph), Israel Galván is an artist known for his flare and eccentricity. In celebration of the UK premiere of La Fiesta, we look back on the ways the pioneer has bent the rules…

Go behind the scenes at Sadler’s Wells with #DancePassion

Join us on Friday 5 April as we invite you into rehearsals with extraordinary dance-makers as part of the #DancePassion live streaming day.

“Sweat, hard work and heart-warming experiences”: NYDC members rehearse MADHEAD

As National Youth Dance Company prepares for the world premiere of MADHEAD by Botis Seva, we speak to company dancers Ewelina and Kendra to find out how rehearsals are going.

Damien Jalet: “It can make people uncomfortable, but I think that’s where art should go sometimes.”

The Olivier Award-winning choreographer on trusting your intuition, dance as the language of witchcraft, and flooding the Sadler’s Wells stage for the UK premiere of Vessel.

Sadler’s Wells’ Voices: Diana Sam

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we talk to Diana Sam about her experience working as our Technical Apprentice.

5 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT TAIKO DRUMMING

With the Yamato Drummers returning to the UK this March to entertain West End audiences at The Peacock theatre, here are a few facts you might not know about Taiko…

FIVE SENSATIONAL SCORES COMPOSED BY VANGELIS

In celebration of the world premiere of The Thread, we revisit five of the Academy Award-winning composer’s most famous film scores.

Four Fab Dance Works Inspired by The Beatles

As Mark Morris Dance Group swings into town with Pepperland, we take a look at dance works inspired by The Beatles.