Digital

Explore Sadler’s Wells on Google Street View

Visiting Sadler’s Wells has just become even easier – in fact, you don’t even have to get out of your room.

Our building has been mapped with Google Street View cameras and you can now see the images using this link, or access them directly from Google Maps. You simply need to zoom in on Sadler’s Wells and drop the yellow peg man, in the lower right corner, on any of the blue lines that appear inside the building, which indicate the routes that have been captured.

Enjoy having a look around!

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 the arts by bringing them videos on exciting cultural projects each week.

You can watch the video here.

 

Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

Innovative online project reveals artists’ dance portraits

On Monday 4 January, Sadler’s Wells launched 52 Portraits, an online project by choreographer Jonathan Burrows, composer Matteo Fargion and video maker Hugo Glendinning, which sees a portrait of a different artist being released every Monday throughout 2016.

The 52 subjects are drawn from the vibrant UK dance scene, as well as from the many international companies visiting Sadler’s Wells during the course of the year. Each portrait takes the form of a very personal dance, filmed with the artist sitting at a table and accompanied by a song based on their biography, inspired by a tune of their choice. Participants span all ages, disciplines and cultural backgrounds and include both well-known performers and makers and younger artists.

52 Portraits builds on the success of the Olivier Award-nominated The Elders Project, created by Burrows and Fargion for the Elixir festival presented at Sadler’s Wells in September 2014. Like The Elders Project, this new initiative represents an epic love song written to an art form, while at the same time revealing the stories, thoughts and struggles of dancers in an unprecedented way.

Subscribe to receive a weekly portrait direct to your inbox at www.52portraits.co.uk52 Portraits is supported and produced by Sadler’s Wells.

 

Image: still from the portrait of artist Kwame Asafo-Adjei.

Sadler’s Wells partners with digital broadcasting agency for live streaming events

Sadler’s Wells has partnered with digital broadcasting agency Streaming Tank to offer live streaming, webcasting and encoding to events clients.

The agency, which has been delivering award-winning online events for venues, agencies, fashion shows and concerts for a decade, is now the preferred supplier for Sadler’s Wells. This allows the organisation to now offer live streaming and webcasting services as part of its corporate events offering. The new partnership follows the recent refurbishment project, which included a £700,000 investment in improving technological facilities at the venue.

Sadler’s Wells Event Manager Georgie Smith said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer such a high-level of technical support to our clients. With our in-house tech support team and now the partnership with Streaming Tank, we’re really proud to be taking things up a notch in terms of our tech offering here at Sadler’s Wells.”

Streaming Tank’s CEO James Wilkinson added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be announced as the preferred supplier by Sadler’s Wells. We have already delivered many live streams from the venue and it’s such a flexible space, with such a wide range of events, that we can see a huge opportunity here. We’re really looking forward to working alongside the tech team at the venue and helping to support Sadler’s Wells’ clients with any webcasting, social streaming and live streaming requirements they may have – allowing productions to deliver the event experience to those outside the venue and around the world.”

 

Image: Preparations for a corporate event at Sadler’s Wells.