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Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

This award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China is one of Sadler’s Wells’ longest-running and most exhilarating productions, now returning to London to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

Booking from: Monday, 26th March 2018
Booking until: Wednesday, 28th March 2018
Evenings: Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
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Sasha Waltz and Guests - Korper

Sasha Waltz and Guests - Korper

Berlin-based dance-maker and tanztheater luminary Sasha Waltz is celebrated for her compelling imagery and body-focused choreography. Taking the body itself as her subject in Körper, Waltz combines clinical analysis and fantastical illusions as 13 dancers meld together to form strange chimerical creatures and squirm behind glass like scientific specimens, in a series of living tableaux.

Booking from: Thursday, 1st March 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 3rd March 2018
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Flamenco Festival London: Gala Flamenca - The Five Seasons

Flamenco Festival London: Gala Flamenca - The Five Seasons

Four champions of flamenco puro come together in a homage to La Chana. Ángel Rojas directs Antonio Canales, El Farru, Gema Moneo and, in a rare appearance, the “sorceress” (New York Times), La Chana herself.

Booking from: Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Booking until: Friday, 23rd February 2018
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Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España, Jesús Carmona is a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution. His flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company who perform this irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers.

Booking from: Saturday, 24th February 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 24th February 2018
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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

Booking from: Friday, 22nd December 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 27th January 2018
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BalletBoyz - 14 days

BalletBoyz - 14 days

After its premiere in autumn 2017, BalletBoyz return with their unique project: four pieces, each created in 14 days.

Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon teamed up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson to create new works which played with the concept of balanceand imbalance.

The programme also features Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant’s award-winning Fallen, featuring lighting from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls and a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar.

Booking from: Thursday, 26th April 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 28th April 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: Sunday, 19th August 2018
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Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

María Pagés searches for the woman behind the femme fatale of Prosper Mérimée’s novel, a character appropriated by so many generations of men. Alongside 14 flamenco artists she delves into the feelings of real women, as she declares that is time for a woman’s voice to talk about women.

"It turned the physically towering, tremendously high-spirited Pagés into a feminist heroine"

THE TIMES

Booking from: Thursday, 15th February 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 17th February 2018
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Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill

Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill

The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers returns to Sadler’s Wells with a double bill commissioned and performed by Candoco.

Yasmeen Godder, a “leading choreographer of the Israeli new wave” (The Observer), makes work that is seductive, disturbing, potent and personal. In Face In, hidden desires are unleashed as daring and uninhibited movement, underscored by an urban indie soundtrack.

Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis is a riotous telling of stories and mischievous exploration of identity and the slippery notion of political correctness.

Booking from: Friday, 9th March 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 10th March 2018
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Ballet British Columbia

Ballet British Columbia

Canada’s most cutting-edge dance company brings a triple bill of works by female choreographers.

 

Booking from: Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Booking until: Wednesday, 7th March 2018
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Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel

Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel

Regular collaborators Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel join forces once again in a work inspired by Mozart’s final and unfinished work. 

 

Booking from: Tuesday, 20th March 2018
Booking until: Wednesday, 21st March 2018
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Richard Alston Dance Company - Mid Century Modern

Richard Alston Dance Company - Mid Century Modern

Richard Alston choreographed his very first dance in 1968 – 50 years later Mid Century Modern celebrates this landmark with new and old work from Alston, a fitting celebration of a half century of making dances. The programme also includes Carnaval by Alston performed to Schumann’s music of the same name. Evocative piano pieces describe the different aspects of Schumann’s split personality. 

Booking from: Friday, 23rd March 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 24th March 2018
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Tanztheater Wuppertal

Tanztheater Wuppertal

In 1986, the city of Rome invited Pina Bausch and her company to make a piece inspired by the Eternal City. Viktor turned out to be the first of Bausch’s epic travelogues, a series which took her company around the world for inspiration-gathering residencies. 

Deep in the muddy depths of a grave which is still being dug, acorpse couple are united in a macabre marriage and a woman is transformed into a water fountain. Viktor is set to music which spans centuries and continents: folk music from Italy, waltzes from Russia and dance music from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. 

Booking from: Thursday, 8th February 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 11th February 2018
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Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

After bringing Sadler’s Wells a succession of sumptuous story-ballets, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984 and the critically acclaimed Casanova, Northern Ballet returns with Jane Eyre.

Booking from: Wednesday, 16th May 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 19th May 2018
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Tempo of Light - Flamenco Festival 2018

Tempo of Light - Flamenco Festival 2018

Featuring the leading voices in Spain today, revered singer Carmen Linares and brilliant rising stars Arcangel and Marina Heredia perform with Miguel A. Cortes, Bolita and Paquito González, demonstrating the passion of flamenco from its gypsy roots through to its modern innovations, accompanied by the outstanding dancer Ana Morales.

Booking from: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Booking until: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
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Painter and Flamenco: J.R.T. - Flamenco Festival 2018

Painter and Flamenco: J.R.T. - Flamenco Festival 2018

The Symbolist painter Julio Romero de Torres is famous for his portrayals of the archetypal ‘Spanish woman’. With dramatist Pedro G. Romero, Ursula Lopez, Tamara Lopez and Leonor Leal aim to break all the clichés and stereotypes with this “hypnotizing performance” (ABC, Spain).

Booking from: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 18th February 2018
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Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world, alongside dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca.

Booking from: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Booking until: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
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Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Flamenco and the lives of female artists from the Spanish Golden Age combine in this show inspired by the hidden voices of Teresa de Jesús, María de Zayas, María Calderon and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Using flamenco rhythms, Rafaela Carrasco finds a way for these women to speak through the centuries.

Booking from: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 25th February 2018
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Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud

Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud

The award-winning team Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have collaborated together since 2005, creating works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and themselves.

 

Booking from: Monday, 23rd April 2018
Booking until: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
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Cloud Gate - Formosa

Cloud Gate - Formosa

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”)

With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection designs made up of Chinese characters, the lines between tribal rituals and the bustle of the city begin to blur. Using gesture, script, music and other elements of the island, Lin explores how writing has a power to distort memories and erase history.

Booking from: Wednesday, 9th May 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 12th May 2018
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Voices of America - ENB

Voices of America - ENB

Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet returns with a programme of works packed with the audacious attitude of American-style neo-classical ballet, featuring two works by one of dance’s leading figures, William Forsythe: the world premiere of a new work created for English National Ballet and Approximate Sonata 2016, a series of pas de deux deconstructing the vocabulary of classical ballet, to a score by Thom Willems.

Booking from: Friday, 13th April 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 21st April 2018
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balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

As part of Family Weekend, the ever-popular balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another of their fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptations. Directed by Liv Lorent, and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider, shunned for being different.

Booking from: Friday, 30th March 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 31st March 2018
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Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class

musicians. Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology.

Booking from: Tuesday, 29th May 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 9th June 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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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.