Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sadler’s Wells celebrates Earth Hour

Sadler’s Wells will be joining millions of people, landmarks and businesses around the globe in support of Earth Hour, the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change, by switching off our external lights on 25 March 2017, 8.30-9.30pm.

A global movement organised by WWF, Earth Hour has been working since 2007 to achieve positive environmental impact through a number of initiatives, such as pushing for climate-friendly policy changes and lighting up homes and lives with renewable energy.

Join us in marking Earth Hour by turning off non-essential lights for an hour. Find out more on how to take part at https://www.earthhour.org/celebrate-the-hour

Explore Sadler’s Wells on Google Street View

Visiting Sadler’s Wells has just become even easier – in fact, you don’t even have to get out of your room.

Our building has been mapped with Google Street View cameras and you can now see the images using this link, or access them directly from Google Maps. You simply need to zoom in on Sadler’s Wells and drop the yellow peg man, in the lower right corner, on any of the blue lines that appear inside the building, which indicate the routes that have been captured.

Enjoy having a look around!

A summer of dance

We’re delighted to announce that Sadler’s Wells will be headlining Latitude Festival’s Waterfront Stage for the tenth year running.

When the sun is shining and the music is turned up loud, the Waterfront Stage attracts large audiences and the setting makes it a beautiful and unique place to watch dance. Those people who thought ‘dance isn’t for them’ have their prejudices challenged, and often fall under the spell of the magic combination of dance in a stunning outdoor setting.

This year’s eclectic programme of dance includes Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, who celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, they will perform an extract from Town and Country, a heartfelt pastiche led by the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noël Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others.

Also on the line-up is the Grammy Award nominated Sisters Grimm who present Voices of the Amazon, telling the majestic tale of a water spirit from the Amazon River through enchanting contemporary ballet and capoeira, accompanied by live music by Brazilian songwriters and world-renowned percussionists, Olodum.

The BBC Young Dancer 2017 Finalists will provide the Latitude audience with a taste of the best of young British dance talent from the competition’s finalists; showcasing the energy and electricity of a street dance solo, the versatility of contemporary dance, the classical precision and artistry of ballet and the grace and fine detail of a South Asian dance.

The very best movers and shakers in the world of hip-hop theatre including Boy Blue Entertainment feature in The Get-Down – a specially curated event complete with performances and demonstrations set to a live DJ soundtrack.

Completing the Sadler’s Wells line-up are National Youth Dance Company, with their latest production Tarantiseismic, created by 2016–2017 Guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet. Jalet’s revered choreographic style combined with the 40 dancers energy and talent is set to produce a mesmerising experience that shifts the consciousness of the audience.

Over the weekend, Sadler’s Wells will also be providing workshop and classes on the Waterfront Stage, details to be confirmed.

Latitude Festival 13 – 16 July 2017
Click here to find out more.

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

Today marks the start of the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week. The week celebrates the success’ of apprenticeships over the last decade and recognises the positive impact on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Sadler’s Wells offers a number of apprenticeships across the organisation. Read our interviews with some of our current Sadler’s Well apprentices:

Click here for more information about National Apprenticeship Week 
Click here for more information about apprenticeships
Click here to find an apprenticeship in the creative industries