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
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