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Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Soweto-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo brings her latest production Giselle to the UK this autumn with London premiere performances at Sadler’s Wells on October 4 and 5, and a subsequent UK tour. Dancing in the title role, Masilo leads her company of 12 dancers to a score from South African composer, Philip Miller, which […]

Inala returns to London

Inala – A Zulu Ballet returns to the UK in 2019, bringing together the South African choral legends Soweto Gospel Choir with choreographer Mark Baldwin. The show will receive its West End premiere at the Peacock Theatre in London, running from April 30 to May 18. First performed at the Edinburgh International Festival, meaning “abundance of […]

Israel Galván’s La Fiesta

Flamenco dancer Israel Galván will present the UK premiere of La Fiesta at Sadler’s Wells on April 27–28, 2019. Inspired by the experience from his childhood of staying up late to partake in the “fin de fiesta,” the time after a show when the performers would throw off the restrictions of their roles and improvise […]

The Red Shoes returns

New Adventures has announced the return of Matthew Bourne’s double Olivier award-winning production of The Red Shoes later this year. The national tour opens on November 18 at Theatre Royal Plymouth and runs until November 23, before visiting The Lowry, Salford, from November 26–30, ahead of a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, London, from […]

Breakin’ Convention returns

The annual celebration of hip hop, Breakin’ Convention returns to Sadler’s Wells and the Lilian Baylis Studio over the May bank holiday. A Sadler’s Wells Project, the international festival, now in its 16th year, takes place on May 4–5, showcasing hip hop dance and theatre talent. Hosted and curated by Sadler’s Wells associate artist Jonzi […]

20 for 20: new commissions mark Sadler’s Wells’ 20th anniversary

Sadler’s Wells has announced 20 commissions to mark the 20th anniversary of its London theatre. Mark Morris, Natalia Osipova, William Forsythe, Akram Khan and Sharon Eyal are among the artists presenting new work in 2018, produced or co-produced by the venue. The current building, which opened in 1998, is the sixth on the Islington site […]

Sadler’s Wells spring 2018

London dance venue Sadler’s Wells has announced its programme for Spring 2018, including Akram Khan’s final full-length solo production, Ballet British Columbia’s triple bill of works by female choreographers, the return of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with Viktor and the 15th anniversaries of Flamenco Festival London and Breakin’ Convention. The season opens in January with […]

Akram Khan to retire from full-length dance performance

Akram Khan has announced his final full-length solo production. XENOS, which will have its premiere at London’s Sadler’s Wells in May 2018, is inspired by Greek mythology and by World War I. It will mark Khan’s final performances as a dancer in an evening-length work. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the […]

Launch of Acosta Danza

Carlos Acosta launched his new company, Acosta Danza, at the Sadler’s Wells season press launch on October 24. The new company is Acosta’s biggest project since his retirement from ballet, announced two years ago. At the press conference, he said that it would enhance the culture of Cuban people, and launch the careers of Cuban […]

2017 at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced highlights for its spring/summer 2017 season, including the UK launch of Carlos Acosta’s new dance company, a new programme from Sergei Polunin, a response to the Paris terrorist attacks of 2015 and new works by Alexander Whitley and Richard Alston. The new company Acosta Danza will perform at the London dance […]

December 2015 issue

As Christmas approaches, Dancing Times gets ready for The Nutcracker and for the final rounds of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing ­– which appears on our cover for the first time, with cover stars Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. We also meet promising young dancers – ballroom and Latin couple Glenn Richard Boyce and Alexandra […]

A celebration of Jonathan Ollivier

The dancer Jonathan Ollivier, who died earlier this year, will be remembered in the performance Mr Wonderful – A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life in Dance. Presented by New Adventures and Re:Bourne, this evening of dance will be performed at Sadler’s Wells on January 18, 2016. Matthew Bourne, director of New Adventures and Re:Bourne, said: […]

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