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Northern Ballet – Romeo & Juliet
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In the ultimate tale of forbidden love, two young people risk everything to be together. Adapted by Christopher Gable and Massimo Moricone from Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet is one of Northern Ballet’s most beloved and critically acclaimed productions – and it’s making a long-awaited return to UK stages next spring.

With glorious dancers, eye-catching sets and Prokofiev’s timeless score performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, this is ballet at its most dramatic, romantic and intense.

Fans of Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby and Casanova will be sure to love this timeless classic.

Join us to discover whether love really can conquer all.

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including two 20 minute intervals)

Audio Described Performance: Sat 1 June at 2:30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 1 June at 2:30pm

Rocío Molina – Al Fondo Riela (Flamenco Festival)
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'She’s flamenco’s wildest radical – punk and glorious – a magnificent dancer whose range takes in the fiery intensity of traditional styles, surreal fantasy, and unpredictable humour' – The Independent

Dressed in black and torn between two guitars, the renegade choreographer Rocío Molina opens the Flamenco Festival 2024 in her subversive style. Using the original flamenco trio – dance, song and guitar – Al Fondo Riela is a piece about reflection and the loss of reality.

On stage, she is accompanied by two contrasting guitarists, Eduardo Trassierra with his traditional, technical skill, and Yerai Cortés with his innovative flair.

Molina returns after her appearance at the Flamenco Festival in 2019, the same year she won the Critics’ Circle National Dance award for outstanding female performance.

In 2022 the Venice Biennale has awarded the Silver Lion to Rocío Molina, the first flamenco dancer to be recognised by the prestigious Italian art festival.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)

UK Premiere

Vicente Amigo – In Concert (Flamenco Festival)
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If music is the food for the soul, then Vicente Amigo is a feast.

Premiere flamenco guitarist and Latin Grammy Award winner Vicente Amigo is one of the most accomplished guitarists of his generation. His fleet and fluid style bridges classical and nuevo flamenco.

Vicente elevates flamenco guitar to new realms; fusing jazz, folk and South American rhythms into it without losing the essence and feel of flamenco.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)

UK Premiere

Alfonso Losa & Patricia Guerrero – Alter Ego (Flamenco Festival)
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A new alter ego is formed when two flamenco masters discover each other through dance.

Developed from a series of improvisations in the studio, virtuoso performers Patricia Guerrero and Alfonso Losa throw away the rule book to explore personal connection.

Guerrero draws geometric figures with her dance. She dismantles her movements and recreates them anew. Losa develops new schemes without breaking the mould, builds without deconstructing, and stays true to his roots.

Alter Ego is flamenco stripped bare. It is pure passion, visceral movement and unfettered exploration.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)

UK Premiere

Eva Yerbabuena – Yerbagüena (Flamenco Festival)
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Feel the intensity and passion of Eva Yerbabuena’s 20-year career.

In Yerbagüena, Eva Yerbabuena takes to the stage to reflect on her 20-year career, with her musical director, guitarist and husband, Paco Jarana, as well as two singers and two percussionists.

Her career has included an invitation from Pina Bausch to perform at the Tanztheater Wuppertal 25th anniversary festival, choreographing Mi Niña Manuela for the Ballet Nacional de España, and worked with film director Mike Figgis, for the documentary Flamenco Women. She has previously collaborated with Manolete, Merche Esmeralda, Javier Latorre, Joaquín Cortés, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Yerbabuena is known for exploring the tension between traditional and nuevo flamenco, and most famously for her interpretations of the soleá – the dance of solitude.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes no interval

UK Premiere

Israel Fernández – Pura Sangre / Featuring Diego del Morao (Flamenco Festival)
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Israel Fernández is one of the most celebrated flamenco musicians of his generation. Born with flamenco in his blood, he was brought up in a gypsy family of Toledo. Now he presents his latest album – Pura Sangre (pure blood) – in collaboration with renowned Jerez guitarist Diego del Morao.

The most personal work to date, this is an intimate look at his surroundings and his way of interacting with the outside world. It is a plea for truth, the most vital expression of an artist who has composed all the lyrics and music which make up this album.

His album Amor won the Premio Odeón and he has also been nominated for Best Flamenco Album in the Latin Grammy awards.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)

UK Premiere

David Coria & David Lagos Company – ¡Fandango! (Flamenco Festival)
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¡Fandango! is a masterpiece from a perfect duo, formed by choreographer David Coria and singer David Lagos.

Coria and Lagos converge in a contemporary interpretation of the fandango, a popular and festive musical style from Andalusia with more than 500 years of history. Co-produced with Chaillot Théâtre National de la Dance (Paris), ¡Fandango! takes us on a journey through Spanish history and tradition – from flamenco to contemporary movement, traditional song to electronic music, it draws on Iberian folk culture to celebrate a Spain that is liberated and intoxicating.

Coria has collaborated with numerous Spanish dance companies including Compañía Andaluza de Danza, Ballet Nacional de España, Rafaela Carrasco and Rocío Molina. Lagos won four awards at the Biennal of Flamenco in Seville in 2020: the award for the best performance, the best singing, the best guitar accompaniment and the award for young talent for a prominent young dancer.

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes (no interval)

UK Premiere

Ballet Nacional de España – Invocación / Directed by Rubén Olmo (Flamenco Festival)
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Invocación features four works that cover the cornerstones of Spanish dance, from vibrant flamenco (De lo Flamenco) and traditional bolero (Invocación Bolera) to contemporary dance (Jauleña) and classical ballet (Eterna Iberia).

As one of the main cultural ambassadors of Spain to the world, Ballet Nacional de España (BNE) highlight Spain’s rich choreographic heritage. The National Ballet, founded by the Ministry of Culture in 1978, continues to set the standard for Spanish dance.

Artistic Director Rubén Olmo curates this all-encompassing evening of four pieces. De lo Flamenco is a tribute to the legendary dancer and choreographer Mario Maya. Olmo choreographs two works; Jauleña, performed by a different soloist from the company each night, and the colourful, ensemble piece, Invocación Bolera. Finally Antonio Najarro’s Eterna Iberia which features the signature elements of Spanish dance – castanets, the Spanish Cape, and the Cordobes Hat.

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

UK premiere

Bacchae: Prelude to a Purge – Marlene Monteiro Freitas
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'Five trumpeters and eight dancers scream, sing, and don masks, eventually joining in a mad, mesmerizing rendition of Ravel’s Boléro. Half carnival, half decadent variety show, this seductive “Bacchae” embodies the Dionysian spirit that drives the play, dark side and all.' – Marina Harss

In this wildly delirious work, Cape Verdean-born, Lisbon-based choreographer and performance artist Marlene Monteiro Freitas dares you to traverse the order and wild chaos of Euripides—and ultimately, the depths of the human psyche.

In 2017, Marlene was acknowledged by the government of Cape Verde for her cultural achievement. In 2018, she created Canine Jaunâtre 3 for Batsheva Dance Company and was awarded the Silver Lion award for dance at the Venice Biennale.

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (no interval)

UK premiere

Acosta Danza – Carlos Acosta’s Carmen
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Don José falls in love with Carmen and sacrifices everything to be with her. When Carmen becomes infatuated with the toreador Escamillo she loses interest in Don José, whose love quickly turns to violent jealousy.

Carlos Acosta now presents and features in his own adaptation of Georges Bizet and Prosper Mérimée’s story. In his new version, the story’s universal and timeless themes are laid bare in a sparse and powerful setting.

Bizet’s Carmen is one of the most powerful operas ever written. Its gorgeous melodies have secured the opera’s hold on the popular imagination – Escamillo’s Toreador Song, Carmen’s Habanera, Don José’s Flower Song and many passages for orchestra and chorus are among the most widely known pieces of Western classical music. Figures as diverse as Marius Petipa, Roland Petit, Alberto Alonso, Mats Ek and Richard Alston have all been drawn to this tale of jealousy and desire.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

This production contains mild sexual references and a simulated stabbing.

UK premiere

National Youth Dance Company 23/24 / Oona Doherty – Wall
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If you spoke to Britain what would it say? We ask a group of young people from around England to tell us what they think – the good, the bad, the ugly. The old and new..

Ground-breaking choreographer Oona Doherty creates a brand new work in which the dancers keep getting up and keep showing us their real strength and beauty, in a repetitive movement of resistance, stamina and will. Their greatness in Britain.

Since 2013 NYDC has produced high-quality, critically acclaimed productions created with internationally renowned choreographers such as Wayne McGregor, Alesandra Seutin, Russell Maliphant, Botis Seva and more.

Running Time: 1 hour
Audio Described Performance: Sat 13 July at 7:30pm

A Chorus Line
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New York City. 1975. On an empty Broadway stage, seventeen performers are put through their paces in the final audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will make the cut.

A Chorus Line is a musical masterpiece that revolutionised Broadway, with creator Michael Bennett using real-life testimonies from recording sessions with dancers. Celebrate the lives of theatre’s heroes, as they tell searing stories of ambition and shattered hopes.

Originally produced at Curve and Directed by Nikolai Foster, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line features iconic songs including One, I Hope I Get It, Nothing and the hit ballad What I Did For Love.

The legendary Adam Cooper (Singin’ in the Rain, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake) and Carly Mercedes Dyer (Anything Goes, Barbican Theatre, Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre) reprising their roles as Zach and Cassie which they played to great critical acclaim at Curve in 2021.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)

This production contains themes of bereavement, physical violence and abuse, mental ill health, discrimination, strong language and discussion of sexual abuse.

Captioned Performance: Sat 10 August at 2:30pm
Audio Described Performance: Sat 17 August at 2:30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 17 August at 2:30pm
BSL interpreted Performance: Sat 24 August at 2:30pm

London City Ballet – Resurgence
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The former resident company of Sadler’s Wells is making its long-awaited return to the world stage. Last seen 30 years ago, London City Ballet’s international company of dancers are touring the world in 2024, presenting acclaimed works including?the revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1972 one-act ballet?Ballade,?unseen in Europe for over 50 years. Internationally celebrated ballerina, Alina Cojocaru, will appear as a guest artist in this greatly anticipated revival.

Ashley Page’s Larina Waltz marks the ballet’s 30th anniversary, and Olivier award-winner Arielle Smith premiere’s a new work. Eve, a full company work by Christopher Marney, which premiered at Sadlers Wells in 2022 will close the evening.

Artistic Director, Christopher Marney has spent over a year rebuilding London City Ballet and these comeback performances remembers the Company’s roots in the form of rarely-seen archival footage.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

English National Ballet – Akram Khan’s Giselle
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Following acclaimed performances around the world, and sold-out shows in Manchester and Bristol in 2023, Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London for the first time in five years.

As the curtain rises, dancers in shadow push against a forbidding wall. From that moment on, this ground-breaking production stuns with powerful images.

Mesmerising choreography, atmospheric lighting by Mark Henderson and a towering set by Academy Award-winner Tim Yip conjure up a condemned factory and the vengeful ghosts that appear in its shadows.

The ominous score by Vincenzo Lamagna – adapted from the original by Adolphe Adam and performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic – intensifies the story’s emotional impact.

See the greatest romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal, and redemption, boldly reimagined.

Running Time: 2 hours (including one 20 minute interval)

Audio Described Performance: Sat 28 September at 2:30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 28 September at 2:30pm

This performance contains stylised violence and references to death.

The National Ballet of Canada / Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada – Pite/Kudelka/Portner
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Crystal Pite created Angels’ Atlas for The National Ballet of Canada in March 2020. This Dora Award-winning ballet is a profound new work from one of the world’s leading contemporary choreographers.

islands: This is a unique pas de deux in which the two dancers are joined together with a belt, fusing their bodies together as one. Emma Portner’s work is set to an eclectic compilation of music by contemporary artists as well as original music by Forest Swords, which brings together hip hop, dub, guitar loops and electronic sampling for an avant-garde sound.

James Kudelka's Passion is a love story whose meticulous structure mirrors the music, the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano in D, Op. 61a. Two couples – one classical, the other contemporary – weave within the Corps de Ballet like musical themes, evoking complex relationships of passion.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minute (including one 20 minute interval)

UK premiere

Hofesh Shechter Company – Theatre of Dreams
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This new full-length evening will showcase?the physicality and complexity?of Hofesh Shechter’s choreography and his?inimitable dancers, as they take the audience on a wild?headfirst dive into the world of dreams.

Through Hofesh’s?ever-unfolding choreography, this new work will delve deep into the world of fantasy?and?the subconscious,?revealing fears, hopes, desires and?a myriad?of emotions that penetrates?not only the dreaming mind but also our waking thoughts.?From this uncontrollable wave of chaotic emotions and surreal events emerges a strange sense of clarity and reality – the mind is king.

The dancers’ bodies will bring to life on stage this interplay between poetry and reality, accompanied by live musicians and Shechter’s trademark cinematic?sound-score.?Hofesh will?reunite?with lighting designer, Tom Visser, to create a powerful, sculptured space to this?dreamscape.

Running Time: approximately 1 hour 10 minutes

Minimum age guidance: 13 years old.

UK premiere

Audio Described Performance: Fri 11 October at 7:30pm
Touch Tour: Fri 11 October at 7:30pm

Young Associates – Four
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Stay ahead of the curve and be one of the first to experience the work of these up-and-coming creatives. Our 2023/24 Young Associates share their work in a mixed bill, each showcasing their distinct and diverse creative worlds as they take the next step in their careers as choreographers.

After their sold-out debut in the Lilian Baylis Studio in 2023, the Young Associates are coming back for a one-night-only show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre this Autumn, giving a platform to a new generation of artistic voices.

Read more about our 2023/24 Young Associates:

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

BSL interpreted Performance: Tue 15 October at 7:30pm

Dance Umbrella and Sadler’s Wells present Abby Z and the New Utility Radioactive Practice
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Radioactive Practice is a genre-bending new work, named one of New York Times’ ‘Best Dance Performances of 2022.’

Drawing influences from street dance, synchronised swimming, post-modern dance, tap, football, martial arts and contemporary African forms; Radioactive Practice from award-winning American choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew, shatters movement expectations and explores our instincts for survival.

With audiences seated on multiple sides, this powerful piece incorporates the work of Sengalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye as dramaturge to interrogate the complexities of contemporary living.

Abby Zbikowski and her company Abby Z and the New Utility create contemporary dance works that pay homage to the effort of living. Zbikowski’s rigorous training in African and Afro-diasporic forms, playing sports and performing manual labour informs her craft.

Running Time: 1 hour

This performance contains flashing lights and intermittent loud music.

UK premiere

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Luna
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With an all-female, international creative team, including choreographers Iratxe Ansa (Spain), Wubkje Kuindersma (Netherlands), Seeta Patel (UK), Arielle Smith (UK), Thais Suárez (Cuba) and music composed by Kate Whitley (UK).

Luna is the final part of Carlos Acosta’s Birmingham trilogy (City of a Thousand Trades, Black Sabbath).

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

This production contains haze and projection.

Birmingham Royal Ballet – La Fille mal gardée
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Lise has a choice to make. Loaded country bumpkin or penniless, hunky farmhand? Of course, there’s no contest, but her mum has other ideas. Heels are dug in and sparks fly, as a mother-daughter battle ensues.

Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) mixes spectacular classical ballet with slick comedy, a clog-dancing dame and a super-cute pony, as well as live music by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. This is sure to be fantastic entertainment for you, your friends, and all your family!

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including two 20 minute intervals)

Audio Described Performance: Sat 26 October at 2:30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 26 October at 2:30pm

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas – EXIT ABOVE
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Walking is often one of our first milestones in movement. As a choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is known for taking the simplest of movements and adding her signature layers of complexity. EXIT ABOVE explores the tension between marching together and stepping out alone, as well as walking as a primary form of movement – so familiar that we hardly stop to think about it.

As a soundtrack to this exploration, De Keersmaeker returns to the roots of Western pop and blues music. The starting point for the performance is the song Walking Blues by legendary blues artist Robert Johnson. The journey then leads back to Der Wanderer by Schubert, the best-known singer-songwriter of the 19th century. Meskerem Mees, an upcoming Flemish singer songwriter with Ethiopian roots performs other variations of ‘walking songs’, composed together with Jean-Marie Aerts, sound architect of TC Matic, and with dancer and guitarist Carlos Garbin.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)

This performance contains strobe and smoke.

UK premiere

Akram Khan – Gigenis: the generation of the Earth
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“I am excited and humbled to be back on stage and direct six extraordinary soloist artists from all generations. Gigenis is a profound tribute to that reflection, a reconciliation between the past and the present times, a genuine celebration of our collective love for dance — boundless, timeless, as well as deeply rooted.” Akram Khan

A choreographer and dancer rooted in the tradition of his practice, and a creative interpreter of stories that need to be experienced – Akram Khan has revolutionised the world of dance.

Khan returns to his roots, to his traditions, and to his past – to a time when we were more connected with nature, Mother Earth and our mythology. Gigenis evokes the memories of our civilization.

In his new artistic chapter, Khan shares the stage alongside an ensemble of six renowned artists of Indian classical dance and seven live musicians.

Running Time: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

UK Premiere

Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teac Da?sa – NOBODADDY (Tríd an bpoll gan bun)
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Teac Da?sa, the Dance and Theatre company based in Ireland’s West Kerry Gaeltacht bring together familiar and new collaborators to make NOBODADDY. An original work inviting audiences and performers on a journey to quieten some of the tyrannies that arrest us.
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Led by choreographer and Sadlers Wells Associate Artist, Michael Keegan-Dolan in collaboration with renowned folk singer Sam Amidon and an international company of dancers and musicians, NOBODADDY will confront the flat-line experience of cynicism, manipulation, exploitation and violence.

New Adventures Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake / The Next Generation
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Matthew Bourne’s audacious, rule-breaking reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece caused a sensation when it premiered almost 30 years ago. It has now become the most successful dance theatre production of all time, creating new audiences and inspiring generations of young dancers. In celebration of that ongoing impact, Swan Lake will take flight once more in a major new revival for the next generation of dancers, and for audiences who will experience it for the very first time.

First staged at Sadler’s Wells in London in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake took the dance theatre world by storm becoming the longest running full-length dance classic in the West End and on Broadway. It has since been performed across the globe, collecting over thirty international accolades including the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production and three Tony Awards for Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

Children under five are not allowed to attend this performance and some scenes may not be suitable for young children.

Audio Described Performance: Sat 11 January at 2:30pm
Touch Tour: Sat 11 January at 2:30pm

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Sadler’s Wells is embedded in the heart of Islington, near Angel, and is currently the sixth theatre to be on the site since 1683. It has two theatres: Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio, both owned by the Sadler’s Wells Trust, which works with charitable trusts and foundations to present their year-round programme.

Sadler’s Wells is acknowledged as being one of the world’s pinnacle dance venues. The theatre acts as a stage for visiting companies, as well as producing its own work with a number of closely associated artists and companies. In recent years it has notably hosted the London International Mime Festival, which features the best in physical and visual theatre from international performers.

The current building was constructed in 1998, replacing the previous space, which was established in 1765. It has a capacity of 1,500, spread across three seated levels in one venue whilst the other - the Lilian Baylis Studio - seats 180 people. Both of these spaces were formed with the assistance of a large funding grant from the National Lottery.

The Lilian Baylis Studio is named in recognition of Lilian Baylis, a prolific theatre producer and manager, who oversaw The Old Vic, the Sadler’s Wells theatres, an opera company (later to be the English National Opera), a theatre company (which became the English National Theatre), and a ballet company (later to become The Royal Ballet).

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