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Thrills and frivolities in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s company is back at Sadler’s Wells this month, with its award winning production of Swan Lake. An expected box office sell-out for the theatre that housed the premiere in 1995, and an exciting opportunity for dance lovers to see again the show that once took London by storm.

Wednesday 18th December 2013 Read more...
John Cranko's Taming of the Shrew by Stuttgart Ballet

John Cranko choreographed his comical ballet Taming of the Shrew for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1969. This re-staging of Shakespeare's love story is surprisingly witty and romantically danced at Sadler's Wells, November 2013.

Friday 29th November 2013 Read more...
BalletBoyz – The Talent display unique group identity

In a double bill at Sadler’s Wells, BalletBoyz demonstrate a common identity unlike any other company of their size.

Wednesday 27th November 2013 Read more...
Stuttgart Ballet’s Made in Germany: a showcase of repertory

Stuttgart Ballet has a long tradition of promoting new choreography, and in this spirit the first programme for its visit to Sadler’s Wells included thirteen brief choreographies, all specially made for the company. Blending old pieces with more recent additions, the bill formed a heterogeneous conglomerate showcasing the wide range of styles in Stuttgart’s repertory and the versatility of its dancers.

Wednesday 20th November 2013 Read more...
An evening of British-Chinese collaboration at Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells present these five original works as an evening of British-Chinese cultural collaboration, but while full of beautiful moments, the evening falls short of this advertised purpose. Choreographers Russell Maliphant and Christopher Wheeldon each present two pieces, while Edwaard Liang presents one. 

Monday 18th November 2013 Read more...
Embracing Tango: Cherkaoui’s exploratory journey in M¡longa

Prolific choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui plunges into Tango with an avid curiosity and sensitive perception. His new work M¡longa, a Sadler's Wells production that premièred in Mézières, Switzerland, earlier this year, reflects his learning journey with a sharp melancholic atmosphere. 

Monday 11th November 2013 Read more...
Unsettling darkness in Hofesh Shechter’s new production Sun

Hofesh Shechter performs his new piece Sun at Sadler's Wells, opening 30th October 2013. 

Friday 1st November 2013 Read more...
Anand Bhatt Dance Cooperire at Sadler's Wells platform Wild Card

Wild Card is a Sadler’s Wells initiative that gives artists the opportunity to present the work of their choice. It aims to bring fresh ideas to the stage by giving young creators a platform to share the work they admire. Anand Bhatt Dance perform Cooperire, a mixed bill of pieces from 4 choreographers, drawing on influences from contemporary and Khattak dance, martial arts and break-dancing.

Friday 1st November 2013 Read more...
Rambert's ‘The Castaways’ triple bill at Sadler's Wells

Rambert present a highly dynamic, bold and humorous triple bill at Sadler's Wells at the start of their Autumn Tour 2013. Two new works, The Castaways (ch: Barak Marshall) and Subterrain (ch: Ashley Page) stand alongside Mark Baldwin's The Comedy of Change.

Friday 25th October 2013 Read more...
David Bintley's Penguin Cafe Triple Bill: Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadler's Wells

Birmingham Royal Ballet perform 'Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe, E=mc² and Tombeaux in "a triumphant display of ballet" at Sadler's Wells on their 2013 Autumn Tour. 

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Read more...
Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a retrospective in London

Performing at Central Saint Martins as part of Dance Umbrella, this retrospective for Trisha Brown Dance Company presented three of the esteemed New York choreographer's works. Rejecting the aesthetics of Romantic ballet, Brown's work begins with the kinetic movements of everyday life and works out from there.

Monday 14th October 2013 Read more...
The body is a compass dividing space: The heady world of Wayne McGregor's Atomos

The world première of Wayne McGregor's Atomos at Sadler's Wells sees ten dancers tangle, untangle and re-entangle, while the electronic music – titled A Winged Victory for the Sullen and composed by Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and Dustin O'Halloran – settled the performance into a form that might easily be called dance for the digital age.

Monday 14th October 2013 Read more...
Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied brings LA Dance Project to Sadler's Wells

Benjamin Millepied's LA Dance Project came to Sadler's Wells as part of their first international tour, presnting two new works plus an older one by William Forsythe.

Thursday 3rd October 2013 Read more...
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet rocks Sadler's Wells

A great time was had by all at Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet's autumn show at Sadler's Wells, with a varied triple bill of new international choregraphy.

Monday 30th September 2013 Read more...
Justitia is done: Jasmin Vardimon at the Peacock Theatre

A crime story told through dance, Jasmin Vardimon's 2007 piece Justitia induces reflection on what we take for granted. A provocative show at Sadler's Wells' Peacock Theatre.

Friday 20th September 2013 Read more...
Political rituals: Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother wows Sadler's Sampled

Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother is a perfect production, performed with care. Using his dual sides as choreographer and musician, Shechter has created a potently political piece which is a hybrid of art forms. Part of the Sadler's Sampled festival at Sadler's Wells.

Friday 5th July 2013 Read more...
Dark fairytale: Akram Khan's iTMOi at Sadler’s Wells

A celebration of the centenary of The Rite of Spring, Akram Khan's iTMOi is a haunting inquiry on human creativity, exposing the darkest secrets of a genius' mind, with vivid images and stunning musical collaboration.

Friday 31st May 2013 Read more...
Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby at Sadler's Wells

Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby, choreographed by David Nixon, is a commendable effort to adapt this difficult material to the ballet form, and the perfect project for this energetic, enthusiastic ensemble. At Sadler's Wells.

Wednesday 15th May 2013 Read more...
Puzzles and riddles: Eastman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Puz/zle at Sadler's Wells

The effect of Puz/zle is of chaos, without any order or solution to the riddle provided. It is epic in aesthetic, and length, and captures aspects of human endeavour in many fields. But its open-endedness is problematic at times. At Sadler's Wells.

Monday 29th April 2013 Read more...
Unrest and rancour in Hofesh Shechter's double bill at Sadler's Wells

Two contrasting works from Hofesh Shechter made for an intriguing double bill at Sadler's Wells: the all-male Uprising and the all-female The Art of Not Looking Back, a disturbing, unsettling meditation.

Monday 29th April 2013 Read more...