Interviews

Recreating Carmen: In Conversation with Director Christopher Renshaw

Since her “birth” in 1845, Carmen has experienced a variety of transformations and conquered every possible art form

Ori Lichtik: “It’s a world to dive into”

DJ and musician Ori Lichtik is best-known as one of the founders of the techno music scene in Israel. Together with choreographer Sharon Eyal and her husband and collaborator Gai Behar, they established dance company L-E-V, bringing rave culture and a club atmosphere to the world of contemporary dance. In this interview, we chat to

The Ageless Quality of Dance

Sadler’s Wells’ pioneering Company of Elders – whose dancers range from 60 to 89 years old – has been pushing the boundaries of dance for over 20 years. The dancers’ powerful performances in the UK and internationally have inspired similar companies to be created around the country, offering more and more people in later life

IN CONVERSATION WITH HOFESH SHECHTER: “The greatest gift I can give my audience is to always surprise them.”

Over the last 10 years, the work of Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter has surged in popularity. Today, he is one of the biggest names in the world of dance. But his background may not be what you expect. Born in Jerusalem, he was required to serve in the military aged 18 and went on to

Interview with Alexandra Waierstall: “I was not allowed to take ballet classes as a kid”

This June, we are proud to introduce the work of German dance artist and choreographer Alexandra Waierstall to our Lilian Baylis Studio. Exploring our relationship to our environment and to each other, And Here We Meet intertwines movement, text and music by film composer Hauschka. In this interview, we speak to Alexandra to discover more

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

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

SW Voices: Comms Intern Belphoebe New

Sadler’s Wells is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and offers a number of opportunities throughout the

SW Voices: Programming Coordinator Sarah Lacombe

Sadler’s Wells offers a number of internships in different departments within the organisation, giving young people the opportunity

Dancer and choreographer Mavin Khoo discusses Darbar Festival

For the first time ever this November, Sadler’s Wells will be hosting Darbar Festival, a celebration of Indian classical dance. Building on its success since launching over ten years ago, Darbar and Sadler’s Wells have joined forces to offer an unprecedented classical dance programme specifically curated by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan. One of