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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

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

28 Oct - 15 Nov - Peacock Theatre 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

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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 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.

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

16 Sep - 4 Oct | Peacock Theatre Hailing from Québec, renowned as the home of the modern circus discipline, The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) are one of the world’s best-loved and most inventive contemporary circus companies. Weaving together theatrical narratives and physical skills with breathtaking results, they have won a legion of fans the world over. After tremendous UK acclaim with their previous shows Traces and Psy, the company return to the Peacock Theatre for the first time since 2010 with their latest work Sequence 8. Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/The-7-Fingers/

Sadler's Wells at Latitude Festival 2013

Highlights of Sadler's Wells at Latitude Festival 2013. Featuring BalletBoyz and Rocio Molina

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/

Brasil Brasileiro Voxpops - Sadler's Wells is Dance

Brasil Brasileiro | 8 - 27 July 2014 | Sadler's Wells Listen to what our audience have to say about Brasil Brasileiro. 38 incredible dancers, musicians and singers from Rio de Janeiro treat audiences to an explosive display of dance and infectious beats in the samba spectacular, Brasil Brasileiro! A celebration of the very best of dance and music from Brazil, the exuberance, spirit and energy of this magical country is brought to life in this must-see show. With the excitement of a modern day Rio street carnival, Brasil Brasileiro features an outstanding live band, sizzling samba rhythms and Brazilian dance in all its forms: from the lightning footwork of the forro to the agility of capoeira and groovy moves of batucada. "A spectacular show. The audience whooped, whistled and clapped themselves sore. You'll want to book a one-way ticket to Rio" Daily Telegraph "Sexy, euphoric and brimming with Latin colour, this samba spectacular will have you dancing in the aisles" Time Out Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Brasil-Brasileiro/

Sadler's Wells shorts: Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan in Sacred Monsters

Sacred Monsters is the acclaimed collaboration between Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan. Together, the pair explore the dynamics and language of two great classical dance forms, kathak and ballet, to produce a "five-star display of speed, precision and power" (The Guardian). Read more: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Sacred-Monsters/

Capoeira from Brasil Brasileiro

The cast of Brasil Brasileiro perform amazing capoeira at the Big Dance Bus on Regent Street. Brasil Brasileiro is on at Sadler's Wells until 27 July. http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Brasil-Brasileiro/

Brasil Brasileiro cast perform a Batucada on Regent Street

The Brasil Brasileiro cast took Regent Street by storm, performing a Batucada at the Big Dance Bus. Brasil Brasileiro is at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London from 8 - 27 July. More info: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Brasil-Brasileiro/

Sadler's Wells shorts: Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant in PUSH

Discover why PUSH is such a modern classic, and is one of Sadler's Wells' most successful productions. See it at the London Coliseum July 29 -- August 3 2014. Read more and book tickets: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2014/Sylvie-Guillem-Russell-Maliphant-Push/

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