Videos

A behind-the-scenes look at Wilkie Branson’s digital craftsmanship

TOM is a dance for camera installation created by award-winning choreographer and film-maker Wilkie Branson, a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate. This cutting-edge new work receives its world premiere in November as one of our landmark 20th anniversary commissions, and new performances have just been added due to popular demand. We spoke to Wilkie to find out more

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 final new full-length solo which receives its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells on 29 May 2018. Watch the full film below: Created especially for the screen, XEN is a reimagined version of Akram Khan’s live performance, and

Watch National Youth Dance Company perform in Hull for The Guardian

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) took sequences from their latest production Tarantiseismic, choreographed by Damien Jalet, to various locations around Hull, this year’s UK city of culture. We love the resulting video, created in partnership with The Guardian.

Honouring dance at the Oliviers

Watch our Artistic Director and Chief Executive Alistair Spalding’s interview on dance in the UK and the importance of celebrating great dance artists and their work at the Olivier Awards.

What happens when fashion meets dance

Sadler’s Wells’ production Gravity Fatigue, created by designer Hussein Chalayan in collaboration with choreographer Damien Jalet in 2015, is featured in a brand new video exploring what happens when fashion and dance meet. The video has been released as part of Arts Council England’s digital initiative Canvas, which  aims to engage new and young audiences with

Breakin’ Convention 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Watch the video of Breakin’ Convention’s first ever festival at Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. The vent was hosted by Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director and Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Jonzi D and poet Bluz.

BREAKIN’ CONVENTION GOES BACK TO THE LAB

Breakin’ Convention, based at and supported by Sadler’s Wells, has been running hip hop dance professional development courses over the last four years. ‘Back to the Lab’ 2015 brought together four of the UK’s most exciting hip hop choreographers, John Berkavitch & Ed Spoons (Leicester/London), Kloe Dean (Myself, London), Sam Amos (TrashDollys, Hereford) and Tashan

SUBTITLING NOW AVAILABLE ON SADLER’S WELLS’ YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Closed-captioning can now be found on all new Sadler’s Wells videos on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/sadlerswells), meaning that any speech in the films is subtitled. This forms part of our strategy of increasing audience enjoyment and understanding of dance. As we commission an increasing number of short documentary films (featuring artists, cultural commentators, and our

DISCOVER A PLACE WHERE ART MEETS AWESOME!

Sadler’s Wells is proud to be one of the launch partners of Canvas, a new Arts Council England YouTube channel aiming to unlock the true potential of online video content for the arts (www.youtube.com/CanvasArts). Canvas brings together artists and arts organisations to showcase their work to a digital savvy audience. The new launch trailer positions Canvas

NEW 60 SECOND SOUNDBITE VIDEOS GIVE BITESIZE INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

As part of its mission to allow contemporary dance to reach a wide audience, Sadler’s Wells has commissioned a series of short films called ’60 Second Soundbites’. These bitesize videos give a personal insight into a forthcoming production from one of our programming team – including this guide to Pina Bausch from our Artistic Director Alistair Spalding.