When the world stopped, the dance continued

A beach of white sand. A girl lying on a red cloth. This is the way in which audiences get their first glimpse of Dancing at Dusk.

CELEBRATING FOUR WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF HIP HOP

Ahead of International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the exceptional female dance artists taking part in the upcoming Breakin’ Convention festival. We showcase their journeys within a traditionally male-dominated field and look at the ways in which they are changing the face of hip-hop dance.

STUDENTS CREATE MUSIC VIDEO WITH RAP PRODUCER TSB

Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention team brought together 30 young aspiring dancers, MCs, music producers and graffiti artists to learn new skills and create a music video as part of Future Elements. We spoke to some of the participants and mentor TSB to find out about their experience, inspirations and highlights of the project.

SW VOICES: MEET OUR APPRENTICES

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we celebrate the contribution of three talented apprentices working at Sadler’s Wells: Campaign Marketing apprentice Amy Falla, Digital & Content apprentice Angharad Mainwaring and Breakin’ Convention Support apprentice Ryan McAneny.

Alina Cojocaru’s Best Ballet Moments

Alina Cojocaru is one of ballet’s most remarkable talents. The Romanian born dancer is famed for her rapid rise through the ranks of The Royal Ballet; she became a Principal of the company after two years, aged just 19 years old. After 10 years she moved to English National Ballet, where she remains a Lead

“REASSURING. COMFORTABLE. OPEN. NEEDED”: HIP HOP ARTIST JOURNEYS BACK TO THE LAB

Ahead of Back To The Lab’s final sharing in our Lilian Baylis Studio on 25 January, we speak to artist Nathan Lafayette about his creative journey on Breakin’ Convention’s artist development programme, tackling impostor syndrome and more.

Sadler’s Wells Launches Young People’s Ticket Scheme

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new young person’s ticket scheme, as part of a major partnership with Barclays.

MEET SADLER’S WELLS YOUNG ASSOCIATES 2020-21

We’re thrilled to announce Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson and Magnus Westwell as our Sadler’s Wells Young Associates for 2020-21.

YOUTH DANCE PERFORMANCE MARKS START OF NORWICH CASTLE’S REDEVELOPMENT

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) and hip hop theatre company Far From The Norm worked in partnership with Norwich Castle to create a public site-specific performance presenting their unique interpretation of the famous physiological reaction, fight or flight.

Message In A Bottle: announcing the cast and creatives

An exceptional cast of dancers and a multi-award winning creative team come together for Message In A Bottle, the hotly anticipated new dance theatre show by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the music of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting. A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production, Message In A Bottle receives its

THREE REASONS WHY SUTRA IS A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Over a decade after its world premiere on our stage in May 2008, Sutra is one of Sadler’s

Ivan Blackstock: “Hip hop artists are in a constant rush. This is an opportunity to experience an actual creative process.”

We speak to hip hop choreographer and Open Art Surgery mentor Ivan Blackstock, delving into a day in the life of Breakin’ Convention’s artist development programme.

Giselle: Three Ways to Restage a Classic

With ghosts, heartbreak, tragedy and a female heroine at the centre, Giselle was unlike anything that audiences had

SADLER’S WELLS ENGAGES YOUNG PEOPLE IN DANCE WITH FREE SUMMER SCHOOLS

We believe dance has a vital and transformative role to play in education. This International Youth Day, we speak to some of the young people that took part in our summer school programmes to ask about their experience.

YOUNG EAST LONDONERS DIVE INTO SADLER’S WELLS’ CAREER IMMERSION DAY

The future of the arts and culture sector, and the wider creative industries, rests on the development of young people. We look back at what happened when we met with the industry’s new creative talent…