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“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