Compass is a compelling new work produced by Sadler’s Wells Creative Learning department, Connect. It brings together a team of choreographers, a writer, a film maker, composers and musicians with a cast of over 100 dancers, encompassing all ages and levels of experience. Set to an original score of live and recorded vocal and instrumental music, the company combine their talents and draw on their rich cultural heritage to create a thought provoking performance. Audiences will be moved by a work that shows us that although we live in one city, within that city can be many worlds, and as many routes to ‘home’ as we choose.
The choreographers represent some of Sadler’s Wells’ finest associate and visiting companies, including Jasmin Vardimon Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. The dancers include the critically lauded Company of Elders, students from leading dance schools and community groups from East, South, West and North London, reflecting the capital’s cultural diversity in its Olympic year.