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Watch Akram Khan in new digital art film XEN

Sadler’s Wells has commissioned Associate Artist Akram Khan to create a short film, XEN, inspired by XENOS, his

Roberta Jean on Movement, Mindfulness and Musical Collaborations

Poetry and intimacy can be found in Roberta Jean’s latest dance work, Brocade, performed by an all-female ensemble in our Lilian Baylis Studio this spring. Taking inspiration from historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work, Roberta fuses sonic textures and catwalk style staging for her London debut. As a choreographer and dance artist,

Grand Finale: Behind the Music

Music is an intrinsic part of the work of our Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter. The Guardian describe his 2010 production of Political Mother as being, “more like a rock concert than a contemporary dance show.” His latest work, Grand Finale, like many other of his shows features an electrifying and atmospheric original score composed by

Life is a Dream: In Quotes

This May, Rambert Dance Company return to Sadler’s Wells with a stunning new work by the Olivier Award-winning Danish Choreographer Kim Brandstrup and inspired by Pedro Calerdon de la Barca’s Spanish Golden Age play Life is a Dream. As we prepare to be transported to a dream-like world in this brand new production, we take

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Coming to Cinemas Nationwide

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella will be screening in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Tuesday 15 May. This

HOFESH SHECHTER PRESENTS ‘SHOW’ AT LYRIC HAMMERSMITH

Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist and internationally acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter will take his unique, high-energy work to the Lyric Hammersmith for the first time, as part of a UK and world tour this May. Shechter’s blackly comic portrayal of a group of anarchic clowns was rapturously received at Nederlands Dans Theater in 2016, and he

Take part in the first European Dansathon!

Initiated by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse Lyon, Dansathon is the first European dance hackathon. Sadler’s Wells, together with Théâtre de Liège, is one of the partners to produce this three-city event from 28 to 30 September 2018. The UK chapter will take place at Plexal at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in

Sadler’s Wells partners with BBC Four on new DanceWorks series

DanceWorks, four 30-minute artist-led films for broadcast on BBC Four this May as part of their forthcoming dance season, was announced at a press conference at Sadler’s Wells this morning. Co-produced with Islington-based production company ClearStory, each film in the DanceWorks series introduces the audience to a different artist: Zenaida Yanowsky, Dickson Mbi, Carlos Pons

Rashmi Becker on Dance and Disability

On 9 May, inclusive dance company Step Change Studios will present a dance showcase at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio. Founder Rashmi Becker shares her journey into inclusive dance and creating Fusion. One of my earliest memories is holding my brother’s hands and swinging side to side to music. He has a huge smile of

William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance shorlisted for FEDORA Prize

We are delighted to announce that our new commission, William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance, has been shortlisted for the FEDORA Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018. The FEDORA Platform is a collection of cultural institutions from across Europe. We have been members of FEDORA since 2015 and we are very excited