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Formosa : Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan at Sadler’s Wells – 9th to 12th May 2018

The internationally acclaimed Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns to Sadler’s Wells from 9 – 12 May 2018 with the UK Premiere of 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 the power to distort memories and erase history.

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Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend 2018: balletLORENT – Rumpelstiltskin from 30th to 31st March 2018

balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptation for Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend, presenting Rumpelstiltskin.

Family Weekend is an annual jam-packed festival that has run since 2008, offering entertainment for all ages including performances, workshops, arts and crafts activities and games. A performance in the Lilian Baylis Studio and details of the workshops are to be announced.

Directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider, shunned for being different. Set in a world of spinning wheels, kings and queens, this is a tale of love, loss and magic powers.

The production has a score by Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, costumes designed by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones), and narration by actor Ben Crompton.

Joining the professional cast are Islington school children from Hugh Myddelton and Rotherfield primary schools, alongside older adults from local community groups.

Rumpelstiltskin is the third instalment of balletLORENT’s fairy tale trilogy, following the company’s acclaimed interpretations of Rapunzel and Snow White. Rumpelstiltskin comes to Sadler’s Wells as part of a UK tour that includes dates in Pitlochry, Huddersfield, Salford, Darlington, Aberdeen, Inverness and Doncaster.

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Requiem pour L. : Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel at Sadler’s Wells – 20th and 21st March 2018

Alain Platel, the trailblazing founder and director of Belgian contemporary dance collective les ballets C de la B, returns to Sadler’s Wells, alongside regular collaborator, composer and musical director Fabrizio Cassol, for the UK premiere of Requiem pour L.

Cassol and Platel join forces once again in a work inspired by Mozart’s final and unfinished work. With 14 musicians from across Europe and Africa, Cassol reconstructs the Requiem using diverse musical influences from popular African music to jazz and opera. Platel uses the imagery that Mozart’s music conjures up, from the requiem mass to the mass grave into which Mozart himself was dumped, to build a visual world of death and ritual for the musicians and dancers to inhabit.

Pre-show Director’s Conversation: Tuesday 20 March at 6pm, Alistair Spalding in conversation with Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel; £7.50 or £4 in conjunction with a ticket to see the production that evening.

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Korper: Sasha Waltz and Guests at Sadler’s Wells – 1st to 3rd March 2018

Renowned contemporary choreographer 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.

Körper, meaning body in German, engages dancers in a variety of movements. Linking architecture and body, the production asks what is the body and how is it constructed. The dance analyses morality, the quest for immortality, and investigates reproduction in the age of genetic manipulation. Körper received its World Premiere in Berlin in 2000 and had its UK Premiere in the same year.

The development of innovative forms of performance and creation has become the most significant focus of the work of Sasha Waltz & Guests. The company was named an official Cultural ambassador of the European Union for the 2013 anniversary year. The company also received the 2014 George Tabori prize for exceptional artistic achievements over the last 20 years.

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Sutra: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley and monks from the Shaolin Temple at Sadler’s Wells – 26th to 28th March 2018

One of Sadler’s Wells’ most successful productions, Sutra returns to London from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 March to celebrate its 10th anniversary after touring around the globe to sell-out audiences. This award-winning collaboration between choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist 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 successful productions.

Since its first sell-out performances at Sadler’s Wells in London in May 2008, Sutra has toured to 66 cities in 33 countries across the world. The production plays its 200th performance when it returns to the Sadler’s Wells stage. With Gormley’s striking set of 21 wooden boxes and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska’s specially commissioned score performed live, Sutra is a breath-taking spectacle of athleticism that explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a contemporary context.

Sutra is accompanied by a live, specially commissioned score for five musicians, including piano, percussion and strings by Szymon Brzóska.

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Viktor: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at Sadler’s Wells – 8th to 11th February 2018

Viktor, created by the imaginative and inventive Pina Bausch, returns to Sadler’s Wells from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th February 2018. The piece, an international co-production with Teatro Argentino and the City of Rome, is performed by the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

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 Pina Bausch’s epic travelogues, a series which took her company around the world for inspiration-gathering residencies. Living in each city for a period of time, her renowned company would then return to Wuppertal to create a new work inspired by their visit. The piece has previously been performed at Sadler’s Wells in 1999 and again as part of the World Cities series in 2012.

Deep in the muddy depths of a grave which is still being dug, a corpse 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. Pina Bausch directed and choreographed Viktor, with set designs by Peter Pabst, costume designs by Marion Cito and music in collaboration with Matthias Burkert.

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Sadler’s Wells Sampled – 2nd and 3rd February 2018

Sadler’s Wells starts the new year with the return of the dance taster festival Sadler’s Wells Sampled, featuring world-class live performances workshops, classes and more taking place throughout the building on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Sadler’s Wells Sampled has been a regular fixture at Sadler’s Wells since 2007, giving dance fans and newcomers alike a chance to enjoy a diverse range of styles with extracts from some of the world’s finest dancers and dance companies at a special low price, with proms style standing tickets available for just £5, and all other tickets at £20.

Sadler’s Wells’ annual celebration of dance brings together an eclectic mix from ballet to hip hop, contemporary and tango. Previous shows have seen the likes of New York City Ballet, Russell Maliphant Company, Iron Skulls, Jasmin Vardimon Company and Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company sharing the stage.

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