Interviews

Ivan Blackstock: “Hip hop artists are in a constant rush. This is an opportunity to experience an actual creative process.”

We speak to hip hop choreographer and Open Art Surgery mentor Ivan Blackstock, delving into a day in the life of Breakin’ Convention’s artist development programme.

“Each piece is like one side of a coin”: Young Associates on Together, not the same

We speak to our Young Associates Christopher Thomas and Ruby Portus about the creative journey behind the production, their personal development on the programme and what the future holds as they continue in their dance-making careers.

Botis Seva: “We should feel the power of all of them on stage.”

We speak to the Olivier Award-winning choreographer and Guest Artistic Director of NYDC about giving young people a voice through dance.

A Fairy Tale for The Greatest Dancer

Step Change Studios returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells to present Fairy Tales, a ballroom-inspired show bringing together disabled and non-disabled artists through the universal medium of dance. We spoke to new cast member Andrew Self about preparing for his Sadler’s Wells debut and his passion for dance.

SW VOICES: GIGI GIANNELLA

In this month’s instalment, we speak to Duty House Manager Gigi Giannella about working in Front of House, his creative ventures at Sadler’s Wells and the inspiration behind them.

#WORLDENVIRONMENTDAY: 5 WAYS WE’RE MAKING SADLER’S WELLS A GREENER PLACE

On World Environment Day, we reflect on the ever-present issue of climate change, highlighting the ways in which we strive to promote the preservation of our environment while sustaining creativity within the sector and society at large.

SARA BARAS: “I DON’T KNOW LIFE WITHOUT DANCING”

Hailed as the Queen of Flamenco, Sara Baras has been dancing for over 30 years, converting audiences worldwide to the magic of flamenco by balancing passion with precision. Now she’s challenging gender stereotypes within the art form. Ahead of her return to our stage for Flamenco Festival London 2019, we catch up with Sara.

Introducing ‘Dance Mama Live!’ with Lucy McCrudden

We speak to founder and dance specialist Lucy McCrudden about the inspiration behind Dance Mama and what we can expect from the platform’s first-of-its-kind event coming to Sadler’s Wells on 3 June.

A look back at Get Creative Festival 2019

We take a look back at the Get Creative Festival through the eyes of our inspiring workshop attendees, and ask how dance has helped them to explore and embrace their creativity.

BBC YOUNG DANCER 2019: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THIS YEAR’S WINNER AS TOLD BY JONZI D

With one day to go until the overall winner of BBC Young Dancer 2019 is unveiled at the grand final at Birmingham Hippodrome this Saturday, we ask judge and Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Jonzi D about the top five things he is looking for in a dancer.