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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

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

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

What do you think of the arts today? Please help us with some research

Do you sometimes see a dance show and wonder ‘what did that mean?’. Or maybe you’ve visited a

Over-60s Tap into dancers’ knowledge

Australian dance company The Tap Pack enthused members of our over-60 Lilian Baylis Arts Club (LBAC) last week with a workshop inspired by the smash hit show they recently presented at The Peacock.  Three dancers from the troupe entertained 20 LBAC members, sharing their in-depth knowledge of tap with them and leading them in a practical

Sadler’s Wells joins The Old Vic’s 200th birthday party

Today is The Old Vic’s 200th birthday and Sadler’s Wells, which shares historic links with the Waterloo-based theatre, will be taking part in the celebrations marking the milestone anniversary this weekend. As part of The Old Vic’s Bicentenary Open House event on Saturday 12 May, Sadler’s Wells staff will join a procession from the National Theatre to The Old Vic,

NYDC workshops get young people dancing nationwide

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) has begun delivering its annual series of experience workshops across the UK, showcasing its talent and encouraging young people to dance. The workshops are aimed at anyone aged 16 to 18 (or up to 24 if deaf or disabled) who is interested in dance, or looking to pursue a career

A teacher’s perspective on our Associate Schools scheme

Sadler’s Wells works closely with a number of local schools in north and east London, with the aim