Posted on March 18, 2011
Sadler’s Wells has announced the world premiere of a programme devised and performed by Sylvie Guillem (pictured). The French ballerina will star in an evening of works by Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián.
Forsythe will create a new duet for Guillem and Paris Opéra étoile Nicolas Le Riche, with a commissioned score by David Morrow. Ajö (“Bye”), Ek’s latest solo for Guillem, is danced to Beethoven’s last piano sonata. Ek said that the work is “about a woman who takes leave of a certain stage in her life. It is a conversation that she has with herself that leads to new experiences.” It features interactive video by designer Katrin Brännström. Kylián has chosen to create a film for the evening, working with filmmaker Jason Akira Somma, with whom he worked as a Rolex Mentor. It features Guillem and Sabine Kupferberg. The evening will also include a duet from Kylián’s 27’52”, performed by dancers chosen by the choreographer.
The programme, a co-production with Holland Dance Festival, will be performed at Sadler’s Wells from July 5–9, 2011. Tickets are now on sale from 0844 412 4300 or sadlerswells.com.