Recreating Carmen: In Conversation with Director Christopher Renshaw

Since her “birth” in 1845, Carmen has experienced a variety of transformations and conquered every possible art form

Ori Lichtik: “It’s a world to dive into”

DJ and musician Ori Lichtik is best-known as one of the founders of the techno music scene in Israel. Together with choreographer Sharon Eyal and her husband and collaborator Gai Behar, they established dance company L-E-V, bringing rave culture and a club atmosphere to the world of contemporary dance. In this interview, we chat to

Inspiring Future Theatre Day: Over 400 Young Dancers Prepare to perform at Eden Project

On Inspiring Future Theatre Day, we’re excited to announce a performance by over 400 young dancers that will take place at Eden Project in Cornwall on 17 July, in collaboration with National Youth Dance Company and Dance Republic 2. Space Time will see 41 of the most talented young dancers in England from the National

Company Wayne McGregor: In Rehearsal

At their impeccably designed studios in Stratford, the 10 dancers of Company Wayne McGregor are hard at work rehearsing for the return of Autobiography to the Sadler’s Wells stage this July. Take a tour of Studio Wayne McGregor on Instagram Inspired by the human genome and devised around his own sequence of DNA, acclaimed choreographer

The Ageless Quality of Dance

Sadler’s Wells’ pioneering Company of Elders – whose dancers range from 60 to 89 years old – has been pushing the boundaries of dance for over 20 years. The dancers’ powerful performances in the UK and internationally have inspired similar companies to be created around the country, offering more and more people in later life

A Tribute to Dame Gillian Lynne

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dame Gillian Lynne, a hugely influential figure in British dance and musical theatre. As choreographer for over 60 shows in the West End and on Broadway, Dame Gillian is best known for her iconic work on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Cats and Phantom of the Opera, two

Sadler’s Wells joins the Great Get Together in the Olympic Park

Sadler’s Wells took over the Music and Dance Stage at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last Sunday for the Great Get Together. In this verdant spot in east London, among a variety of music, dancing, workshops and activities to engage the local communities, Sadler’s Wells presented a series of shows, including two performances of IZINDAVA, a

IN CONVERSATION WITH HOFESH SHECHTER: “The greatest gift I can give my audience is to always surprise them.”

Over the last 10 years, the work of Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter has surged in popularity. Today, he is one of the biggest names in the world of dance. But his background may not be what you expect. Born in Jerusalem, he was required to serve in the military aged 18 and went on to

Do you work in the performing arts? You can help with important research

Parents in Performing Arts (PiPA) are collaborating with Birkbeck, University of London to produce a unique and unprecedented

Sadler’s Wells strikes gold in Cally

Sadler’s Wells returned to Cally Fest this Sunday to present the Bus Stop Dance Floor in conjunction with our Rosebery Avenue neighbours Urdang Academy, a school for the performing arts. Throughout the afternoon we enjoyed a series of performances and workshops from Artistry Youth Dance, the Flying Seagull Project and the students of Urdang. A

Hofesh Shechter, OBE: a retrospective

We were delighted to hear that Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter was awarded an honorary OBE for

Interview with Alexandra Waierstall: “I was not allowed to take ballet classes as a kid”

This June, we are proud to introduce the work of German dance artist and choreographer Alexandra Waierstall to our Lilian Baylis Studio. Exploring our relationship to our environment and to each other, And Here We Meet intertwines movement, text and music by film composer Hauschka. In this interview, we speak to Alexandra to discover more

Sadler’s Wells wins FEDORA prize

We are delighted to announce that William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance, a new commission by Sadler’s Wells, has won the 2018 FEDORA Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for ballet. Forsythe’s ground-breaking production was chosen by the expert jury as having most closely represented FEDORA’s values of innovation and creativity. The award is propitiously

Sadler’s steps into summer

Sadler’s Wells takes to the streets this summer with a dazzling programme of events across London and the UK. As part of our ongoing work bringing dance into the community, we will be hosting and participating in events across numerous outdoor stages, hoping to make the most of the dancing weather.  Cally Festival Sunday 17

Step Change Studios breaks the barriers to Ballroom

Inclusive dance company Step Change Studios recently premiered Fusion, the UK’s first inclusive ballroom showcase, in partnership with Sadler’s Wells. The show featured 20 disabled and non-disabled dancers, creating a synthesis of dance that aimed to redefine the genre. Audience members were resoundingly positive and described Fusion as ‘dance at its best’ and ‘incredible; produced