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Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells aims to provide transformative experiences through dance, to engage the widest possible audience and to expand the public’s enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of dance. As one of the world’s premiere dance houses, they produce, commission and present dance in all its forms, from ballet to hip hop. Sadler’s Wells present existing work by leading companies and artists from all over the world and commission and produce original new work from their associate artists and other artists. Their productions tour the UK and abroad, crossing cultural boundaries and attracting diverse audiences of more than 600,000 each year.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £2,442,000
  • 2013-2014: £2,498,166
  • 2014-2015: £2,563,118

Video feed

The Future of Choreography: Alexander Whitley - Sadler's Wells is Dance

New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley presents the world premiere of The Grit in the Oyster. Whitley's sensuous and intricately detailed choreography sets a trio of dancers against the absorbing Piano Quintet with Adès on piano. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/armitage-mcgregor-pite-whitley-thomas-ades/

Curious Seed - Chalk About - Sadler's Wells is Dance

Lilian Baylis Studio | 1 & 2 Nov 2014 Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for… Read more about Chalk About: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/curious-seed-chalk-about/

Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - Sacred Monsters

A return to Sadler’s Wells for this exquisite evening of dance starring Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Sacred-Monsters/

Le Patin Libre - Vertical Influences

As part of Dance Umbrella’s mission to celebrate 21st century choreography, iconoclastic ice skaters Le Patin Libre come to London’s famous Alexandra Palace. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Le-Patin-Libre/

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Jasmin Vardimon Company - PARK

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon and her company return with their powerful work PARK. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Jasmin-Vardimon-Company-Park/

Rambert - Triptych - Mark Baldwin, Shobana Jeyasingh, Ashley Page

A triple bill of exciting dance from one of the UK’s best-loved contemporary dance companies. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Rambert-Triptych/

The Little Match Girl - Arthur Pita - Sadler's Wells is Dance

Lilian Baylis Studio | 13 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015 Celebrated choreographer Arthur Pita brings his magical dance theatre show The Little Match Girl to the Lilian Baylis Studio this Christmas. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, this touching tale of a young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original live music. Christmas at Sadler's Wells Edward Scissorhands: http://youtu.be/rloZlK085TI The Snowman: http://youtu.be/fmWo5XHmvcE Read more about The Little Match Girl: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Arthur-Pita-The-Little-Match-Girl/

Edward Scissorhands — A New Adventures Production

Sadler's Wells | 2 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015 Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere. Presenting its first major revival, Bourne takes a fresh new look at this modern fairytale, which will be revitalised for a whole new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers. Christmas at Sadler's Wells The Snowman: http://youtu.be/fmWo5XHmvcE The Little Match Girl: http://youtu.be/CDWs6OIEBRM Read more about Edward Scissorhands: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Edward-Scissorhands/

Jump - Ye Gam Theatre - Sadler's Wells is Dance

28 Oct - 15 Nov | Peacock Theatre Back by popular demand, Jump leaps onto the Peacock Theatre stage like a live action cartoon. The South Korean masters of mayhem brilliantly fuse physical comedy, swashbuckling sword fights, fast-paced martial arts and dazzling flips to create a hugely entertaining show that all the family can enjoy! Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Jump/ "Cartoon Battle" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Maija Hirvanen - For those who have time - Norther Light

10 & 11 Oct | Lilian Baylis Studio Maija Hirvanen is a rising name of the contemporary performance scene in the Nordic region. Her visually arresting works question how we live our lives, and what is important to us. In this piece, For those who have time, she brings together her trademark minimalism with complex emotional experiences. More videos about the festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCAttSrWVxU&list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuydy9LBzq6Efiz16HNPkvjg Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/maija-hirvanen/ Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

Cullberg Ballet - Plateau Effect - Norther Light

13 & 14 Nov | Sadler's Wells Cullberg Ballet has performed across the world since its inception in 1967 by the pioneering Swedish choreographer Birgit Cullberg. The company collaborates with a variety of national and international choreographers and performing artists to present contemporary dance in a distinctly Swedish style. As part of the Northern Light season, the company makes its Sadler’s Wells debut with the UK premiere of Plateau Effect. More videos about the festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCAttSrWVxU&list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuydy9LBzq6Efiz16HNPkvjg Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/cullberg-ballet/ Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

zero visibility corp. - …it’s only a rehearsal - Norther Light

11 & 12 Nov | Lilian Baylis Studio What does it mean to be seen? What part does the gaze play in our construction of the world around us? This powerful, physical duet revolves around a pair of lovers, who set aside performative elements and ornate scenery to unravel a relationship using pure physical expression. More videos about the festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCAttSrWVxU&list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuydy9LBzq6Efiz16HNPkvjg Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/zero-visibility-corp/ Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek’s Juliet & Romeo - Northern Light

24 - 27 Sep | Sadler's Wells The world’s fourth oldest ballet company, Royal Swedish Ballet performs in London for the first time since 1995. To celebrate its 240th anniversary, Johannes Öhman, the director of the Royal Swedish Ballet has commissioned renowned choreographer Mats Ek to create a full length adaptation of a timeless love story for 32 of the company’s dancers More videos about the festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCAttSrWVxU&list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuydy9LBzq6Efiz16HNPkvjg Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/royal-swedish-ballet/ Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

Sadler’s Wells – The Future of Dance

Sadler’s Wells is a world leader in contemporary dance presenting a vibrant year-round programme of dance of every kind - from tango to hip hop, ballet to flamenco, Bollywood to cutting-edge contemporary dance - bringing the best of international and British dance to audiences at our three theatres in London. Find out more: http://www.sadlerswells.com

Northern Light - What is Northern Light?

Katy Arnander, Sadler’s Wells’ Director of Artistic Programme discusses the theatre's decision to programme Northern Light, a season of Nordic dance. Northern Light will showcase a range of artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway performing across Sadler's Wells, the Lilian Baylis Studio and the Platform Theatre in Kings Cross. 18 Sep - 14 Nov, discover more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/northern-light-a-season-of-nordic-dance/ Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

Northern Light - New ways of seeing dance

Eva Martinez, Sadler’s Wells Artistic Programmer discusses the upcoming Northern Light season, in particular Mette Ingvartsen’s ‘The Artificial Nature Project’ and Maija Hirvanen’s ‘For those who have time’. Northern Light is a celebration of Nordic dance, showcasing a range of artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway performing across Sadler's Wells, the Lilian Baylis Studio and the Platform Theatre in Kings Cross. 18 Sep – 14 Nov, discover more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/northern-light-a-season-of-nordic-dance/ Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - INALA - Sadler's Wells is Dance

Sadler's Wells - 17 - 20 Sep Celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa, INALA presents choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo, in an artistic collaboration with multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin and world-class dancers including current and former dancers from Royal Ballet and Rambert. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Mark-Baldwin-and-Ladysmith-Black-Mambazo/

Northern Light - A Season of Nordic Dance

18 Sep - 14 Nov Northern Light is a celebration of Nordic dance, showcasing a range of artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway performing across Sadler's Wells, the Lilian Baylis Studio and the Platform Theatre in Kings Cross. Read more: http://sadlerswells.com/northernlight Northern Light season supported by: Norden - Nordic Cultural Fund

Grupo Corpo - Triz & Parabelo - Sadler's Wells is Dance

1 - 4 Oct | Sadler's Wells http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/grupo-corpo/ Grupo Corpo’s 22 virtuosic dancers fill the stage with unmatched energy and excitement. Combining classical ballet precision with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms Brazil’s internationally acclaimed dance company returns to Sadler’s Wells for the first time since 2011.

Ballet Revolución - Sadler's Wells is Dance

7 - 25 Oct Peacock Theatre. More info: www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/ballet-revolucion/ After several hugely successful tours and glowing reviews across the world, the international Cuban sensation returns this autumn for its third season at the Peacock Theatre. Thrilling crowds from London to Paris, Berlin, Singapore and Sydney, Ballet Revolución arrives with new hits from Bruno Mars, Usher, Beyoncé, David Guetta, J-Lo, Prince and Rihanna. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/ballet-revolucion/

The Future of Choreography: Seeta Patel - Sadler's Wells is Dance

25 & 26 Sep | Lilian Baylis Theatre British dance artist Seeta Patel invites audiences to experience the Indian classical dance style of bharatanatyam. Read More: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Wild-Card-Seeta-Patel/

Hofesh Shechter for a new generation - Elixir Festival

Dancers from the Company of Elders speak about their experiences of learning Hofesh Shechter's famously physical work In your rooms. See the final performance at Sadler's Wells from 12 - 13 September. http://www.sadlerswells.com/elixir More videos in this series: Dancing into your 70s: "My headspins are not so good now": http://youtu.be/eYvTtBhuoEA Returning to your first love: http://youtu.be/cePJh3iBgVw

Dancing into your 70s: "My headspins are not so good now" - Elixir Festival

The Company of Elders describe how it feels to perform as an older dancer. See them perform live at Sadler's Wells this September as part of the Elixir Festival. See the final performance at Sadler's Wells from 12 - 13 September. http://www.sadlerswells.com/elixir More videos in this series: Hofesh Shechter for a new generation: http://youtu.be/huMyP-wWZj8 Returning to your first love: http://youtu.be/cePJh3iBgVw

Returning to your first love - Elixir Festival

Sadler's Wells has invited a group of extraordinary dancers to perform as part of the Elixir Festival this September. Here, Christopher Bannerman, Anne Donnelly, Linda Gibbs, Lizie Giraudeau, Betsy Gregory, Geraldine Morris, Namron and Kenneth Tharp discuss how it feels to come out or retirement and return to the stage. See the final performance at Sadler's Wells from 12 - 13 September. http://www.sadlerswells.com/elixir More videos in this series: Dancing into your 70s: "My headspins are not so good now": http://youtu.be/eYvTtBhuoEA Hofesh Shechter for a new generation: http://youtu.be/huMyP-wWZj8

Sequence 8 - The 7 Fingers - Sadler's Wells is Dance

16 Sep - 4 Oct | Peacock Theatre http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/The-7-Fingers/ Featuring, explosive circus skills and astonishing aerial acrobats Séquence 8 sees eight incredible performers from innovative contemporary circus company The 7 Fingers bring this dazzling and witty family show to vibrant life.

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