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Where to find Indian classical dance in London – Darbar Voices

In the second installment of Darbar Voices, a four part blog series delving into the world of Indian dance in celebration of Darbar Festival, BBC’s Young Dancer and Birmingham-born kathak dancer Vidya Patel shares her top tips on where to experience Indian classical dance in London. I’m a proud Brummie and have been lucky to

Maxine Meets… Peregrine the Pony

As Birmingham Royal Ballet brings La Fille mal gardée to the Sadler’s Wells stage, our Publications Officer Maxine fulfils her dream of meeting a very special star of the show… Peregrine the pony. Before we get started, let me make this very clear: I am not obsessed with this pony. Definitely not. I may have

Memories of Ghost Dances

Originally choreographed for Rambert Dance Company in 1981, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances has seen enduring success as one of the companies most popular pieces and a lasting political relevance that still resonates with audiences today. As Rambert prepare to restage Bruce’s iconic dance piece at Sadler’s Wells for its final London performances, we speak to

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