Interviews

WELL SEASONED DIGITAL STAGE

Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage celebrates Black dance online, with a specially-curated programme of films, documentaries, podcasts and special

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT SADLER’S WELLS

October is Black History Month, and at Sadler’s Wells we marked it by inviting Black colleagues to share

INTRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHOREOGRAPHERS – YOUNG ASSOCIATES

Four new movement portraits on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage introduce the unique creative perspectives of Sadler’s Wells’ Young Associates: Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William

STUDENTS CREATE MUSIC VIDEO WITH RAP PRODUCER TSB

Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention team brought together 30 young aspiring dancers, MCs, music producers and graffiti artists to learn new skills and create a music video as part of Future Elements. We spoke to some of the participants and mentor TSB to find out about their experience, inspirations and highlights of the project.

SW VOICES: MEET OUR APPRENTICES

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we celebrate the contribution of three talented apprentices working at Sadler’s Wells: Campaign Marketing apprentice Amy Falla, Digital & Content apprentice Angharad Mainwaring and Breakin’ Convention Support apprentice Ryan McAneny.

“REASSURING. COMFORTABLE. OPEN. NEEDED”: HIP HOP ARTIST JOURNEYS BACK TO THE LAB

Ahead of Back To The Lab’s final sharing in our Lilian Baylis Studio on 25 January, we speak to artist Nathan Lafayette about his creative journey on Breakin’ Convention’s artist development programme, tackling impostor syndrome and more.

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.