Sadler’s Wells’ jam-packed, annual festival of family-friendly events, returns this Easter!
Family Weekend takes over the building, offering something for all ages with fun activities, arts & crafts and workshops which complement the main house show, which this year is the award-winning company Aracaladanza’s Vuelos.
Taking inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s quest to make man fly, choreographer Enrique Cabrera uses Aracaladanza’s trademark style and charm to make dancers canter like horses, make a mess at the dinner table, play with fluttering birds and grow wings of their own.
Over in the Lilian Baylis Studio, join storyteller Vanessa Woolf on an adventure through a mystical world accompanied by a da Vinci-inspired story. The fun continues in the Lilian Baylis Studio as it plays host to a ceilidh with live music from The Ceilidh Liberation Front, a radical ceilidh band that subverts traditions with its own energetic style. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances before hand, there will be a ‘caller’ who will demonstrate before each one begins. This is a great opportunity for families to have some dance fun together to uplifting music.
The Sadler’s Wells foyers will be buzzing with activities to entertain before and after the show. Arts and crafts activities include hat making, origami birds, decorating wooden spoons, stained glass and screen printing sessions. Watch out for the fantastic Casson & Friends with their interactive performance The Dance WE Made – an interactive dance performance which invites everyone, with or without dance experience, to be choreographers.
Family Weekend transforms Sadler’s Wells into a magical space for children and their families, it really is an unmissable day out!
“Sadler’s Wells was a playground for kids – and their carers – over the windy Easter weekend. The public areas of London’s top dance house were brimming with activity, from face-painting, storytelling and screen printing to dressing-up games and a tree of dreams” Donald Hutera, The Times, on Family Weekend
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April 2017
Performances at 3pm on Friday; and 11am & 3:30pm on Saturday
Tickets: £18 / Child £12
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com
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