Company Wayne McGregor Photo By Andrew Lang
Over the last few years, interest in Dance has grown considerably and Sadler’s Wells starts the new year with the return of the dance taster festival Sadler’s Wells Sampled, featuring world-class dance and a series of workshops and foyer activities, on 29th and 30th January 2016.
The festival gives the opportunity for audiences to experience the broad range of dance presented at Sadler’s Wells at affordable prices, with standing tickets available for just £8, and all other tickets at £15.
A popular event at Sadler’s Wells since 2007, Sampled features a wide variety of dance, from classical ballet to hip hop, contemporary and tango.
As well as the performances, audience members can also participate in a wide range of beginners’ workshops throughout the day on Saturday 29 January, which include ballet, contemporary, street dance, flamenco and contemporary ballet.
The 2016 festival includes Company Wayne McGregor performing Outlier, choreographed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor to the violin concerto Concentric Paths. World Champion b-boy crew The Ruggeds from the Netherlands returns to Sadler’s Wells with the high-octane Adrenaline.
The Ruggeds Photo by Belinda Lawley
BBC Young Dancer winner Connor Scott and finalist Vidya Patel, winner of the South Asian Category will appear in the event, whist Julia Hiriart Urruty and Claudio González, two dancers from the Sadler’s Wells Production m¡longa will entertain with some Argentine tango.
Vidya Patel Photo by Simon Richardson
The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) are one of the world’s most inventive contemporary circus companies will perform extracts from Nocturnes and to complete the bill is Countryside pas de deux, an extract from Northern Ballet’s 1984, choreographed by Jonathan Watkins.
Workshops taking place include a contemporary dance workshop with dancers from Company Wayne McGregor; an Argentine tango workshop led by Julia Hiriart Urruty and Claudio González; hip hop with Birdgang Dance Company; contemporary with New Adventures & Re:Bourne, exploring some of Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Matthew Bourne’s creative techniques; classical Indian with Seeta Patel; and ballet with English National Ballet’s Youth Company.
If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Sadler’s Wells website here
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