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Nederlands Dans - Mixed Bill

Nederlands Dans - Mixed Bill

The celebrated NDT returns with a revelatory programme featuring two works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot: Shoot the Moon, an exploration of hidden emotions to a score by Philip Glass, and Stop-Motion, an attempt to capture the past, set to Max Richter’s haunting music.

Booking from: Tuesday, 26th June 2018
Booking until: Friday, 29th June 2018
Evenings: Tuesday to Friday 7.30pm
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, and took the dance world by storm. Now firmly established as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

Booking from: Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 27th January 2019
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L-E-V: OCD Love

L-E-V: OCD Love

Star of Israel's thriving dance scene, Sharon Eyal presents the London premiere of L-E-V Dance Company, whose name nods to the Hebrew word for heart: 'lev'.

This is a piece about love that always misses, or lovers who keep missing each other, out of sync. One person comes to bed and the other gets up. This work explores that vacant space, viewing thems of the heart through the lens of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Performed to deep, pulsing, tribal grooves, this is a powerful piece from the company's fiercely talented dancers, inspired from the text 'OCD' by Neil Hilborn.

Booking from: Friday, 13th July 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 14th July 2018
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Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter's work is part dance, part gig, part theatre and is instantly identifiable. 

Balancing the comic and the bleak, the anarchic and the violent, ten dancers share the stage with a band of musicians, playing an original score to the backing track of Shechter's trademark cinematic electronic sounds and vocal chants.

Booking from: Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 7th July 2018
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Wayne McGregor - Autobiography

Wayne McGregor - Autobiography

For 25 years, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor has made choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body.

Now McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, with a dance portrait illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome. In a continuous reimagining, Autobiography is reinvented at each performance, assembled from a collection of choreographic volumes which unfold uniquely every time.

Booking from: Thursday, 26th July 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 28th July 2018
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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

In the Upper Room is one of American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp's most iconic ballets. Quick-witted and even quicker footed, In the Upper Room is an exhilarating, athletic ballet in which dancers in sneakers and striking red pointe shoes dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse.

Booking from: Friday, 15th June 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 16th June 2018
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Carmen La Cubana

Carmen La Cubana

Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera.

Booking from: Wednesday, 1st August 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 18th August 2018
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Rambert - Life is a Dream

Rambert - Life is a Dream

Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, Danish choreographer and two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert.

After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains a single day of freedom in this retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Illusion and reality collide as legendary film-makers the Quay Brothers place the action in a dream-like world. A full-size symphony orchestra adds to the other-worldly atmosphere with the rich, harmonious music of Witold Lutoslawski for this tale of revenge and reconciliation.

Booking from: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 26th May 2018
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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet. In the most famous love story ever told, a dangerous cocktail of arrogant youth, simmering tension and deadly feuds erupts, leaving two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts. From the balcony scene’s ecstatic pas de deux, exploring love in all its soaring wonder, to the lovers’ heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet is dance at its most poignant and beautiful.

Booking from: Tuesday, 12th June 2018
Booking until: Wednesday, 13th June 2018
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Semperoper Ballett - All Forsythe

Semperoper Ballett - All Forsythe

Based in Dresden, the Semperoper Ballett has conquered the world with its now acclaimed blend of fierce ballet technique with both classical and contemporary repertoire. This triple bill of works by the visionary William Forsythe brandishes this identity.

Booking from: Thursday, 21st June 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 23rd June 2018
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Xuanzang's Pilgrimage

Xuanzang's Pilgrimage

Featuring 24 live performers with magnificent costumes, an 80 piece traditional Chinese orchestra and breathtaking projections, this spectacular and mystical production of Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage tells a story of Chinese monk Xuanzang (602-664), who travelled the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India, visiting Buddhist holy places and discovering sacred scriptures.

Booking from: Friday, 20th July 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 22nd July 2018
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Sadler's Wells Seating Plan

Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

Address:
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN

Buses: 19, 38, 341

Nearest Underground: Angel

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Sadler's Wells Theatre is located on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington. The present theatre is the sixth on the site and seats 1,500. It also contains the 200-seat Lilian Baylis Theatre.

It is best known for its ballet, but contemporary dance and opera are also part of the repertoire. Also, the venue can be described as a receiving house for visiting companies with their own productions.

The current theatre opened on 11 October 1998 after being rebuilt with money from the National Lottery.