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Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down at Sadler’s Wells from 12th to 15th July 2017

Groundbreaking tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance, winner of a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker), brings her company Dorrance Dance to Sadler’s Wells this summer with the UK Premiere of ETM: Double Down opening on Wednesday 12 July.

Dorrance brings tap into the age of electronic music with collaborator Nicholas Van Young whose electronic tap boards make the stage talk back, as every step, swipe, and scrape sets off an element of sound, building musical loops, turning the stage into a musical instrument in its own right. With Afro-Brazilian, indie-pop, and even a bit of Adele triggered by the eight dancers’ footwork, ETM: Double Down takes the first American dance form to a new level.

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nicht schlafen: Alain Platel and les ballets C de la B at Sadler’s Wells – 30th June and 1st July 2017

Alain Platel, the acclaimed founder and director of Belgian contemporary dance collective les ballets C de la B, returns to Sadler’s Wells for the London premiere of a new work, nicht schlafen. The work is inspired by the music of Gustav Mahler and the time the composer lived in, Platel explores parallels between the music and the troubled early years of the 20th century in Europe.

Platel collaborates with Steven Prengels, who uses African polyphonic chants, cowbells and the sounds of sleeping animals to create a soundscape, and visual artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, whose sculptures of dead horses piled up in a jumbled heap are placed around the stage.

Founded in Ghent, Belgium in 1984, les ballets C de la B is one of the most influential performing arts companies in Europe, Van Laecke, Platel and Prengels last worked together on Gardenia, their Olivier Award nominated production performed by lip-synching retired drag queens.

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Akram Khan Company : DESH at Sadler’s Wells – 31st May to 3rd June 2017

Akram Khan Company returns for the final ever performances of DESH, Khan performs his most personal and iconic solo piece at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 31 May – Saturday 3 June.

DESH, meaning “homeland” in Bengali, weaves together stories that span both Britain and Bangladesh to create a surreal world of myth and memory. This acclaimed very personal solo first premiered in 2011 and this is the fourth time Akram Khan performs the piece at Sadler’s Wells. The production is created with a highly talented team of collaborators, including Oscar-winning visual artist Tim Yip (production designer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), award-winning lighting designer Michael Hulls, writer and poet Karthika Naïr, Olivier Award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook and slam poet PolarBear.

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Tanguera at Sadler’s Wells – 19th July to 6th August 2017

Tanguera. Photo Stefan Malzkorn

A huge success in its native Buenos Aires where it ran for 18 months, Tanguera has been touring the world since 2003, including performances in New York, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Tokyo. Over 30 musicians and dance virtuosos who portray different elements of the history of tango. Leading the company for this production is tango world champion Melody Celatti, celebrated dancer and choreographer Dabel Zanabria and Argentinian dancer Esteban Domenichini.

Tanguera. Photo Herbert Schulze

With a cast of over 30 dancers, singers, and musicians Argentina’s classic tango production Tanguera returns to Sadler’s Wells this summer and tells a story of unrequited love in early 20th century Buenos Aires. After playing to packed houses in 2010, the hit show returns to London for a strictly limited run.

Tanguera. Photo Herbert Schulze

When Giselle, a young French woman, arrives in Argentina as one of the first waves of European immigrants, she meets Lorenzo, a port worker who falls in love with her at first sight. But as Giselle falls deeper into Buenos Aires’ seedy underworld, Lorenzo must fight to win her love.

With its award-winning choreography by renowned tango star Mora Godoy and direction by Omar Pacheco, Tanguera features a company of, who starred in Tanguera when the show premiered in Argentina in 2002. Tango is a social dance and music genre that originated within different ethnic communities of La Boca in Buenos Aires during the 20th century, initially as a dance between men. It first spread to Uruguay and became popular throughout the rest of the world.

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Nora invites Aggiss, Burrows, Fargion and Tanguy at the Lilian Baylis Studio – 1st and 2nd June 2017

Nora, photo Camilla Greenwell

Following a successful international and UK tour, dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley, AKA Nora, return to Sadler’s Wells on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 June. Nora Invites is a programme of specially commissioned duets by renowned duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, up and coming French choreographer Simon Tanguy and the provocative Liz Aggiss.

Nora, photo Camilla Greenwell

Sikorski and Wellesley Wesley, who create, perform and curate Nora Invites, offer an evening of energy and wit as they shift between the contrasting characters and worlds of three pieces. It is a thoughtful, engaging programme that brings a distinctive feminist voice to the Lilian Baylis Studio, returning here after launching their company at Sadler’s Wells with their critically acclaimed premiere in Autumn 2015.

Eleanor And Flora Music overflows with free-ranging, rhythmical dancing whilst Digging slips between road trips, plant biology and sexual desire.

Bloody Nora! by Liz Aggiss, is a story of competitiveness, hormones and friendship and concludes the evening with gusto. This piece is inspired and framed by clippings, offcuts, personal history, archives and assorted individuals.

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Taj Express at The Peacock Theatre – 13th June to 2nd July 2017

Taj Express, Photo by Quintessence Entertainment

Sadler’s Wells presents the UK premiere of Taj Express from Tuesday 13 June – Sunday 2 July 2017. The new production visits The Peacock from Film City, Mumbai after a smash hit, sell-out tour of America, transporting the kaleidoscopic colours of India into the heart of London’s West End.

Taj Express follows the story of ones man’s passion and another man’s genius. Young composer Shankar struggles with his music, and it’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol, A.R. Rahman that he discovers his path to success. The production reveals the secrets of the world’s most prolific film industry, and the people behind the screen who make the magic in India’s factory of dreams.

Taj Express, Photo by Quintessence Entertainment

Taj Express blends explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians live on stage and includes an unforgettable soundtrack featuring the songs of Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, composer of Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. The production follows on from the success of The Merchants of Bollywood and Wah! Wah! Girls.

Taj Express, Photo by Quintessence Entertainment

With a cast of multi-talented performers, Taj Express is an uplifting show full of colour, high-energy music and sensational dance scenes choreographed by one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant and directed by her sister Shruti Merchant. The pair were part of the creative team behind The Merchants of Bollywood, based on the life of their grandfather Shri Hiralalji and Vaibhavi herself.

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Mother Africa : My Home at the Peacock Theatre – 21st February to 11th March 2017

mother-africa

Get ready for a blast of sunshine as the global phenomenon Mother Africa brings its trademark mashup of spectacular circus stunts and traditional African live music and dance to the West End.

Inspired by the rhythm and the energy of the South African township, Khayelitsha – My Home is an acrobatic extravaganza of jaw-dropping feats and gravity-defying tricks with a vibrant African flavour. The enormous Mother Africa cast of sensational performers, from seven different African nations, celebrate Africa’s traditions in this fun-filled colourful show.  

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