17 women who shaped dance at Sadler’s Wells

In celebration of 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.

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

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) is preparing for the premiere of its new work MADHEAD, choreographed by Guest Artistic Director Botis Seva, in April. Here, two young dancers share their thoughts on the company’s recent intensive periods of rehearsals. Dancer Ewelina Kosinska, from Surrey, is 18. “Going into our second residency in December, I was

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.

Christopher Wheeldon: “Most people like to know where they are going, but I struggle with that notion”

“I have never found it hard to turn a corner and walk down a new pathway without a map,” says Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon, with a grin.  “I know most people like to know where they are going, but I struggle with that notion.  It’s not who I am at all.  Maybe I

Sadler’s Wells’ Artistic Director receives lifetime achievement award

Our Artistic Director and Chief Executive Alistair Spalding was honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA). He received the International Citation of Merit for distinguished service to the profession at a ceremony held at TheTimesCenter in New York last month. “He is the international leader in presenting

Alan Lucien Øyen: “If I think of the historical weight of the project, it will break me”

As the son of a dresser, Alan Lucien Øyen grew up in a small theatre; the Den Nationale Scene (established by Ibsen himself) in the town of Bergen, Norway. Here he would watch theatre religiously from the age of seven: classical productions as well as contemporary masterworks. Inevitably, he went on to establish himself as

Everything you need to know about the new production choreographed by Kate Prince, set to the music of Sting

Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK have announced a new dance theatre production by Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the iconic music of multi-Grammy award-winning artist, Sting, and co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry. The spectacular production will include hits from across Sting’s catalogue, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Every Little Thing She

6 TIMES GANDINI JUGGLING BROKE THE MOULD

It takes a lot of balls to push the boundaries of juggling… but world renowned company Gandini Juggling, masterminded by Sean Gandini whose juggling career spans more than 30 years, has succeeded in filling venues around the world with spectacles that delight the senses. Gandini have continuously reinvented the art-form of juggling with their cleverly

Our Most Memorable Circus Moments

“The circus is the only fun you can buy that is good for you.” Ernest Hemmingway. Roll up!

Swan Lake curtain raiser is ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ for students

Our Learning & Engagement team and our Resident Company New Adventures worked with 18 students from our Associate Schools programme over two weeks this month to create a short piece inspired by Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Following intense rehearsals in our Studio A, the project culminated with the students premiering their new piece on our

SW Voices: Katy Stephens, Events Sales Executive

Katy Stephens joined us in September 2018 as Events Sales Executive. With over 20 years’ experience in London’s

My first NYDC residency: I feel achy, accepted and privileged

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), the UK’s leading incubator for young talent run by Sadler’s Wells, has started to rehearse its new piece, MADHEAD, under Botis Seva’s artistic guidance. The ensemble had their first residency at DanceEast in Ipswich in October. Among them is Harriet Musgrove, a 18-year-old dancer coming from Exmouth in Devon. Following the