Sadlers Wells

Exclusive Interview with Fei Bo, choreographer of the Peony Pavilion

Carole Edrich | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Carole Edrich

Part of Sadler's Wells' Out Of Asia 2 season, the 16th century epic The Peony Pavilion is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature....

Review: Giselle, English National Ballet 'Spellbinding, Revolutionary'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The rage of the Wilis is intoxicating. The ferocious stamping of their sticks in hypnotic rhythm, their wrath, their malevolence... There is black magic in the air. The audience as one were forward in their seats, completely hypnotised, utterly immersed in this dark sea of revenge and anger.

Plexal Is Set To Be Europe's Beating Heart Of Health, Sport, Fashion And Tech Innovation

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

The purity of the vision for Plexal arises from the stunning blank canvas and expansive space occupying the 68000 square feet ground floor of Here East, nestled into a corner of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park overlooking Hackney Wick and bordering the canal, with impressive terraces looking out across London city.

#Sampled at Sadlers Wells. A Diverse Spectacle of the Dance World Buffet

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This month Sadlers Wells held their annual event titled #Sampled, which lets new and existing audiences the opportunity to see a wide range of dance at a specially reduced price. A wonderful sample, of short excerpts of dance shows, typical of those that will be performed there across the next year.

Review: Lest We Forget, English National Ballet 'Devastating, Unforgettable'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Lest We Forget is a powerful and extraordinary collection of three dance pieces that English National Ballet (ENB) premiered in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Universally critically acclaimed, the show went on to win The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Dance.

Matthew Bourne Devastated - 'Yesterday We Lost Our Swan'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Director Matthew Bourne has paid emotional tribute to dancer Jonathan Ollivier, calling him "one of the most charismatic and powerful dancers of his g...

Ballet Review: Christopher Wheeldon Casts a Spell with Cinderella

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

For most of us, Cinderella is a tired fairy-tale yet this classic story has been given a stunning new lease of life in a spellbinding reimagining from Christopher Wheeldon that bewitches you with its charm, its magic and its captivating dark undertones.

Want to Increase Diversity in the Arts? Get Local

Natalie Wade | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natalie Wade

We can argue the reasons for this situation until the proverbial cows come home. But what is indisputable is the transformative impact that art and culture has on these young people's lives.

Spanish and Indian Dance Fusion at Sadler's Wells

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

TOROBAKA, meaning bulls and cows in Spanish as the sacred animals in Spain and India, is the latest collaboration between two titans in contemporary dance: Akram Khan and Israel Galván.

ZIK'R: My Mystical Journey From India to Sadler's Wells

Karen Ruimy | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

I am excited to announce that I will be performing my new show ZIK'R on June 18th at the prestigious Sadler's Wells. Together with Youth, my musical collaborator, the show which started life in the foothills of India and then moved to Morocco, now arrives in the UK for the first of several dates.

Leather, Feathers and Swans: A Few Things You Ought to Know About Bourne's Swan Lake

Danae Mercer | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Danae Mercer

This story follows the mental breakdown of The Prince and his love/lust for a swan. The Prince desperately wants his mother's affection. Unable to achieve it, he starts to crumble. A group of swans appear, offering him both shelter and destruction. He becomes intrigued by the main swan. Momentarily, he is lifted, flying.

Arts Review: The Snowman, Sadler's Wells

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Snowman is a wonderful alternative to the usual Christmas entertainment for children of either clichéd pantomimes or The Nutcracker ballet, which can go over the heads of many children.

Estrella Morente: A New Wave in Flamenco

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Estrella, which means star in Spanish, is the heir of a great dynasty of flamenco singers. However heavy the burden might be, she had no problem to evolve into a more restraint performance while keeping its purity. Highly influenced by jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald; a meticulously orchestrated exhibition of words, sounds, and movements.

Review: Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

The triple bill is a balancing act more complex than any Masterchef's three course meal: programming doesn't get tougher than this. If such a competition existed, artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer earned a place among the champions with Cedar Lake's triple bill at Sadler's Wells last night.

Artistic Director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company Benoit Swan Pouffer Talks Budgets, Ballet, and UK Premieres

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

There aren't many contemporary ballet companies with a billionaire heiress footing the bill, but New York's Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet hit that lucrative jackpot when it came to funding.

Interview: Latitude and Sadler's Wells Programmer Emma Gladstone

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

Music fans, I know you're grieving the lack of Glastonbury in 2012, but for all you field-loving, ruddily muddy campers, I pose this alternative: Latitude, surely the only festival for any discerning culture vulture.

Interview: Breakin' Convention's Jonzi D

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

Since the inception of British hip hop culture, Jonzi D has been at the epicenter of it's creative development. After graduating from London School of Contemporary Dance in 1993, his career has impressively embraced dance, music, spoken word, theatre and often- as a by-product- education.

Review - Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

Umoja couldn't have opened at a better time. Admidst the grey, cold, miserable backdrop of dreary February pessimism, the sounds, sights and joy of South African culture are a welcome ray of light

Rambert Dance Company: Seven for a Secret...

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

Watching Rambert is never going to be an arduous task- they are a company of some of the finest contemporary dancers in the country, and their astounding ability is reason enough to see any show.