Michael Hulls is nominated for Knight of Illumination award

Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Michael Hulls has been nominated for a Knight of Illumination (KOI) award for his lighting design of Conceal / Reveal,  marking the 20th anniversary of his collaboration with choreographer Russell Maliphant. Hulls’ nomination in the Dance category of this year’s KOI Awards  comes as part of the shortlist announcement made today. Besides his

What happens when fashion meets dance

Sadler’s Wells’ production Gravity Fatigue, created by designer Hussein Chalayan in collaboration with choreographer Damien Jalet in 2015, is featured in a brand new video exploring what happens when fashion and dance meet. The video has been released as part of Arts Council England’s digital initiative Canvas, which  aims to engage new and young audiences with

Sadler’s Wells has a Big Lunch in the Park

On Sunday 5 June, Sadler’s Wells joined  the Big Lunch celebrations by presenting dance to a large audience in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Over 8,000 people took part in the Big Lunch in the Park event in east London, enjoying a picnic, performances and free activities for all the family. As part of the day, Sadler’s Wells presented

Sadler’s Wells signs up as Fit to Dance Space

Sadler’s Wells has joined a number of dance venues in adopting the Fit to Dance Space Charter, a new standard

Sadler’s Wells hosts EU referendum debate

In the run up to the EU referendum on 23 June, we invited four high-profile speakers to make their case in a public debate at Sadler’s Wells on 23 May. Former Deputy Mayor for Culture Munira Mirza and Dr Peter Chadha, Deputy Chairman of Business for Britain, London, argued for Brexit, while Shadow Leader of the

National Youth Dance Company celebrates Get Creative Day at Sadler’s Wells

On 2 April, hundreds of arts and cultural organisations in the UK marked Get Creative Day. Part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign, the event celebrated and encouraged participation in arts, culture and creativity across the country. At Sadler’s Wells, National Youth Dance Company members invited people to join them in the foyer for a group

Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome form new partnership

Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome have joined forces in a new collaborative producing partnership, supported by an Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund, to develop and deliver an ambitious programme of high-quality large-scale dance. The Movement is a dynamic partnership among three of the country’s leading dance venues. Through a two-year pilot

National Dance Awards are announced

The 2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards were announced during a ceremony at The Place today, with many of Sadler’s Wells associate artists, companies and friends featuring among the worthy winners. Our Associate Artist Crystal Pite received the award for Best modern choreography for her epic work Polaris, produced by Sadler’s Wells as part of its

Innovative online project reveals artists’ dance portraits

On Monday 4 January, Sadler’s Wells launched 52 Portraits, an online project by choreographer Jonathan Burrows, composer Matteo Fargion and video maker Hugo Glendinning, which sees a portrait of a different artist being released every Monday throughout 2016. The 52 subjects are drawn from the vibrant UK dance scene, as well as from the many international companies visiting

New community engagement scheme offers Islington residents dance for £3

Creative innovation and collaboration are at the heart of Sadler’s Wells. Alongside nurturing  creative talent and bringing new and bold dance work on our stage, we are committed to providing accessible routes to our programme and strive to engage with people who would not otherwise come to our venues or participate in dance. As part

Sadler’s Wells partners with the Google Cultural Institute

Launched on Tuesday 1st December 2015, as part of an exciting new initiative from Google, Sadler’s Wells is one of a group of performing arts organisations who have joined the Google Cultural Institute, and are inviting people to view a new and unique interactive experience. In a first-of-its-kind exhibition, viewers can peruse content from productions at

BBC’s Imagine features Carlos Acosta

Renowned international dancer Carlos Acosta is the subject of an upcoming episode of BBC’s Imagine documentary. Carlos Acosta: Cuba

Breakin’ Convention 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Watch the video of Breakin’ Convention’s first ever festival at Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. The vent was hosted by Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director and Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Jonzi D and poet Bluz.

Breakin’ America: bringing hip hop dance theatre to the US

Breakin’ Convention brought its trademark hip hop dance theatre spectacular stateside in October with a successful tour to New York and North Carolina.  The line-up presented by the renowned Sadler’s Wells festival included breakdance crew The Ruggeds, dancer and choreographer Antoinette Gomis, hip hop duo Compagnie Phorm and dance company BirdGang. The first stop was Blumenthal