Akram Khan Company - We are but Shadows

Akram Khan Company - We are but Shadows

With the support of Darbar Festival, Akram Khan Company present: We are but Shadows. 

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions

Akram Khan brings his theatrical Until the Lions, a piece originally created for The Roundhouse in 2016, to Sadler’s Wells for the first time. 

Akram Khan Company - Outwitting the Devil

Akram Khan Company - Outwitting the Devil

Stirring classical and contemporary, Akram Khan’s latest production, Outwitting the Devil, is an epic dance piece about ritual and remembering in the midst of our ever-changi… 

Singin In The Rain

Singin In The Rain

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film. Song-and-dance legend, Adam Cooper, reprises the iconic role made so famous by Gene Kelly in Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain… 

Compañía María Pagés - An Ode to Time

Compañía María Pagés - An Ode to Time

Searching for meaning in the art of flamenco, María Pagés beautifully blends art and life in her in-depth explorations of the genre itself. 

Tomatito In Concert

Tomatito In Concert

Five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner, Tomatito is recognised as one of the leading guitarists in contemporary flamenco. 

Compañia Jesus Carmona - The Jump

Compañia Jesus Carmona - The Jump

The aptly dubbed ‘Catalan virtuoso’, Jesús Carmona, returns to Sadler’s Wells with his signature elegant, powerful choreography in tow. 

Estrella Morente

Estrella Morente

Heiress to one of Spain’s greatest singing dynasties, Estrella Morente represents a passionate new voice in flamenco, applying a fresh new take on the Andalusian tradition. 

Gala Flamenca - Compañia María del Mar Moreno

Gala Flamenca - Compañia María del Mar Moreno

A true, traditional flamenco treat by Compañía María del Mar Moreno, featuring the talents of long-time flamenco dancer La Moneta, and from arguably the most f… 

Compañia Ana Morales - Without Permission, Songs for Silence

Compañia Ana Morales - Without Permission, Songs for Silence

Emerging talent Ana Morales blends the traditional with the avant-garde in the innovative and emotive, Without Permission, Songs for Silence. 

Compañia Manuel Liñan - ¡Viva!

Compañia Manuel Liñan - ¡Viva!

Innovative choreographer, director and multi-award winning flamenco dancer, Manuel Liñan, returns to Sadler’s Wells with ¡VIVA!, a show that celebrates the vivac… 

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer

To celebrate 60 years of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), the company brings a cabinet of curiosities. 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

At the heart of Carlos Acosta’s first programme as artistic director is a mixed bill of electrifying works that showcase the astounding versatility of the company, and in whi… 

Enter Achilles

Enter Achilles

One pub, eight blokes, a stacked jukebox and a load of pints. 

Anne Teresa De Keersmaker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Anne Teresa De Keersmaker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has influenced so much of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreography. 

Northern Ballet - Geisha

Northern Ballet - Geisha

In his follow-up to the sumptuously sexy Casanova, choreographer and former Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall turns to another remarkable true story for his brand new full-len… 

Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow

Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow

In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun. 

balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings

balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings

balletLORENT returns as part of Family Weekend, Sadler’s Wells’ annual throwing-open of doors with free activities taking place alongside the performance. 

BalletBoyz - Deluxe

BalletBoyz - Deluxe

Following their recent, triumphant shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversa… 

Cunningham / Keegan-Dolan / Peck - Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines

Cunningham / Keegan-Dolan / Peck - Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines

Nico Muhly’s pioneering music, played live by Britten Sinfonia, is the subject of this new triple bill from Julie Cunningham, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Justin Peck. 

Richard Alston Dance Company - Final Edition

Richard Alston Dance Company - Final Edition

Since forming in 1994, Richard Alston Dance Company has been extolled for their musicality and lyricism. 

Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Kidd Pivot - Revisor

Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Kidd Pivot - Revisor

The joint creators of the Olivier Award-winning Betroffenheit, writer and performer Jonathon Young and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite, reunite once again with P… 

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 13 Tongues & Dust

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 13 Tongues & Dust

As Lin Hwai-Min, founder of the world-renowned Taiwanese company, steps down in 2020, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre brings works from the current and new artistic directors. 

Alina Cojocaru

Alina Cojocaru

Alina Cojocaru, lead principal dancer with Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet and resident guest artist with Hamburg Ballet, curates and performs in a n… 

Michael Keegan-Dolan - Teac Damsa - MAM

Michael Keegan-Dolan - Teac Damsa - MAM

When Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan covered the stage with a flurry of white feathers for his re-imagining of Swan Lake, it earned him a flock of five s… 

Acosta Danza - Evolution

Acosta Danza - Evolution

After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a second programme of ballet and contemporary works to Sadler’s Wells… 

Dorrance Dance - Myelination and Other Works

Dorrance Dance - Myelination and Other Works

Game-changer in the world of tap, Michelle Dorrance had dedicated herself to exploring the capabilities of America’s original dance form. In an exhilarating diverse triple bill, her company proves just what tap can do… 

Emanuel Gat Dance - WORKS

Emanuel Gat Dance - WORKS

Born in Israel and now based in France, the double Bessie Award-winning choreographer Emanuel Gat initially trained as a conductor before shifting his attention to dance. Each of the six pieces that make up WORKS is dedicated to a different composer, including Gat himself, but it is the dancers that influence the shape of the performance… 

Rambert Event

Rambert Event

Merce Cunningham, master of improvisation, devised his revolutionary Event format to combine dance, music and design in a way that was unique to each location and performance. In the centenary year of Cunningham’s birth, Rambert form their own Event, featuring extracts from different Cunningham works, remixed for each performance with music composed and performed live by Radiohead’s Philip Selway, and designs based on the Cage series of paintings by the German contemporary artist Gerhard Richter… 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Giselle

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Giselle

True to its 19th century origins and the original steps of Marius Petipa, David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s production of Giselle is the perfect opportunity to see one of the most exquisite examples of this classical ballet in its traditional form… 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Programme

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Programme

In a thrilling collaboration, dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Ballet Black appear on stage together in a mixed bill featuring Cathy Marston’s National Dance Award-winning The Suit, Twyla Tharp’s sizzling tribute to Old Blue Eyes, Nina Sinatra Songs and a new work from Jack Lister, commissioned as part of Ballet Now… 

Natalia Osipova

Natalia Osipova

After performances in New York and Lyon, Natalia Osipova's Pure Dance returns. 

Danse Élargie - Dance Expanded

Danse Élargie - Dance Expanded

Started in 2010 by French choreographer Boris Charmatz, theatre director Emmanuel Demarcy Mota and Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Danse Élargie takes place over a gruelling two… 

Gisele Vienne - Crowd

Gisele Vienne - Crowd

Gisèle Vienne’s background covers music, philosophy and puppeteering, while her dance work has seen her explore the crimes of a serial killer, place athletes in a forest and ghosts on an ice rink… 

Dada Masilo - Giselle

Dada Masilo - Giselle

South African choreographer Dada Masilo is not afraid of reinventing a classic. Her Swan Lake, which opened Sadler’s Wells Sampled in 2014, placed her male Odile in pointe shoes… 

Ballet Preljocaj - La Fresque

Ballet Preljocaj - La Fresque

It’s been seven years since Ballet Preljocaj performed their Snow White at Sadler’s Wells. Continuing his exploration of fairytales, the daring contemporary choreographer Angelin Preljocaj turns his attention to a traditional Chinese tale… 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme C: New Moultrie / Members Don't Get Weary / Ella / Revelations

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme C: New Moultrie / Members Don't Get Weary / Ella / Revelations

Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that has defined them… 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - Programme B: EN / The Call / Juba / Revelations

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - Programme B: EN / The Call / Juba / Revelations

Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that has defined them… 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A: Lazarus / Revelations

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A: Lazarus / Revelations

Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that defined them… 

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together… Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, London’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies… 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Hobson's Choice

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Hobson's Choice

Behind the scenes at a shoeshop in Edwardian Salford, headstrong Maggie manages to ditch her drunkard dad, and find success in both love and business. With choreography by David Bintley, and a score by Paul Reade, played live by Royal Ballet Sinfonia and influenced by music hall, opera and brass bands, Hobson’s Choice is a gleefully comedic modern classic… 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - [Un]leashed

Birmingham Royal Ballet - [Un]leashed

Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells for their first visit of the year with a new triple bill of dance. Following the success of Arcadia last year comes a new work from Ruth Brill, first artist with the company and choreographer… 

Somnium - A Dancers Dream

Somnium - A Dancers Dream

SOMNIUM: A Dancer’s Dream, is the explosive dance show starring World Latin Showdance Champions and Strictly professionals Neil and Katya Jones. Directed and choreographed by Neil Jones, SOMNIUM: A Dancer’s Dream tells the story of a boy from Britain and a girl from Russia who met, fell in love and overcame the odds to become dance stars… 

San Francisco Ballet: Programme D - McIntyre / Wheeldon / Dawson

San Francisco Ballet: Programme D - McIntyre / Wheeldon / Dawson

Last seen at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is back with four triple bills to update us in their progress. With the title lifted from the work of Walt Whitman, Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem inhabits the eccentric world of Trey McIntyre’s grandfather… 

San Francisco Ballet: Programme C - Welch / Scarlett / Peck

San Francisco Ballet: Programme C - Welch / Scarlett / Peck

Last seen at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is back with four triple bills to update us in their progress. Set to the violin concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach, Stanton Welch’s Bespoke explores dance itself in a love letter to ballet… 

San Francisco Ballet: Programme B - Liang / Marston / Pita

San Francisco Ballet: Programme B - Liang / Marston / Pita

Last seen at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is back with four triple bills to update us in their progress. In The Infinite Ocean, Taiwanese-born American choreographer Edwaard Liang interprets loss and letting go… 

San Francisco Ballet: Programme A - Shostakovich Trilogy

San Francisco Ballet: Programme A - Shostakovich Trilogy

Last seen at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is back with four triple bills to update us in their progress. In a triptych of works, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky pays homage to Dmitri Shostakovich… 

TAO Dance Theater 4 & 9

TAO Dance Theater 4 & 9

Master of minimalist movement Tao Ye founded TAO in 2008. Now famous for their stripped-down forms, the company brings two pieces from its Numerical Series, both featuring music from Tao’s regular collaborator, the avant-garde composer Xiao He… 

Rambert - Mcgregor / Motin / Shechter

Rambert - Mcgregor / Motin / Shechter

World leading contemporary dance company Rambert uncovers early works by two Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists and a new piece by a rising star. Created for Rambert by Wayne McGregor in 2002, PreSentient marked the arrival of a major new talent with its perfect match between McGregor’s angular movement and the lyrical phrasing of Steve Reich’s music… 

Yang Liping - Rite of Spring

Yang Liping - Rite of Spring

Choreographer Yang Liping is known as the “Peacock Princess” in her native China. This affectionate nickname stems from her most famous dance work, Spirit of the Peacock, inspired by the traditional peacock folk dancing of her youth… 

La Fiesta - Israel Galvan

La Fiesta - Israel Galvan

Celebrated flamenco superstar, Israel Galván, returns to flaunt his signature quick-fire footwork in the most flamenco of celebrations. Packed with energy and a sense of total liberty, Galván’s flair for the avant-garde brings the electric moments of the “fin de fiesta” to life - the time of freedom and improvisation following a flamenco show… 

Aracaladanza - Play

Aracaladanza - Play

The multi award-winning Spanish-based company dedicated to producing magical shows for family audiences, Aracaladanza, have been favourites at Sadler’s Wells since their Family Weekend debut in 2008… 

She Persisted - [ENB]

She Persisted - [ENB]

A landmark for female empowerment, She Persisted is a trilogy by three female choreographers celebrating female icons. Following on from She Said in 2016, they are part of the Artistic Director Tamara Rojo’s aim to promote female choreographers… 

Victoria - Northern Ballet

Victoria - Northern Ballet

Queen Victoria’s irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty, but his untimely death brought the world’s most powerful woman to her knees with grief. Northern Ballet’s reputation for outstanding narrative works has been sealed by their sensational streak of award-winning and critically acclaimed productions… 

Mark Morris Dance Group - Pepperland

Mark Morris Dance Group - Pepperland

The celebrated American choreographer Mark Morris, swings into town with Pepperland, his unique tribute to one of the best-selling albums of all time: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017… 

Russell Maliphant & Vangelis - The Thread

Russell Maliphant & Vangelis - The Thread

Celebrated choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant collaborates with Oscar-winning composer Vangelis for this stunning new work. Inspired by ancient mythology and set to explosive electronic music, this contemporary dance production explores changing forms of traditional Greek dance… 

Ballet Boyz - Them/Us

Ballet Boyz - Them/Us

BalletBoyz are back with an innovative double bill of brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers. Them, the first half of the show, is created through a unique, collaborative choreographic process by the BalletBoyz company dancers and composer Charlotte Harding… 

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley - Spring

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley - Spring

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley have joined forces to create a new show. Adventurous and kaleidoscopic, Spring is an enquiry in to the nature of colour and how we perceive it... 

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, and took the dance world by storm... 

Dystopian Dream - Nitin Sawhney, Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang

Dystopian Dream - Nitin Sawhney, Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang

Dystopian Dream is the brand new production created from a concept originated by Nitin Sawhney and co-devised with Honji Wang and Sebastien Ramirez. 

Mark Morris Dance Group and The Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

Mark Morris Dance Group and The Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

Layla and Majnun is a classic love story which has been presented in many Middle Eastern and sub-continental cultures. Layla and Qays are in love from childhood but are not allowed to unite... 

Rambert Two

Rambert Two

Made up of the world’s most exhilarating early career dancers, the brand new Rambert2 attacks works from some of the world’s most thrilling choreographers: artistic director of Sydney Dance Company Rafael Bonachela’s E2 7SD, Killer Pig by Sadler’s Wells’ newest Associate Artist Sharon Eyal and a new creation by Rambert’s guest artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer... 

La Fille Mal Gardee - Birmingham Royal Ballet

La Fille Mal Gardee - Birmingham Royal Ballet

In Frederick Ashton’s joyous country tale, Lise and her mother clash in a foot-stomping, cabbage-throwing, battle of wills. Lise wants to marry her penniless sweetheart. Her shrewd mother prefers the prospects of the umbrella obsessed Alain, a rich landowner’s son... 

Fire and Fury - BRB

Fire and Fury - BRB

Journey back to the origins of ballet in The King Dances, and glimpse the kindling of its future when David Bintley reimagines ballet’s first searing steps, taken by King Lou… 

Medusa

Medusa

A reflection on the powerful feminine symbol of Medusa, the myth and its various connotations in our contemporary life. 

The Great Tamer

The Great Tamer

Trained at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Dimitris Papaioannou draws on the Greek classics and his visual arts background in this investigation of life and death. 

Reckonings

Reckonings

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the current theatre, Sadler's Wells presents three commissions by a new generation of UK based dance-makers: Julie Cunningham, Alesandra Seutin and Botis Seva... 

Pierre Rigal's Scandale

Pierre Rigal's Scandale

Scandale - a shamanic piece that investigates the birth of choreography. Is Music or Movement the Mother of Dance? Scandale is French choreographer Pierre Rigal's latest work. featuring six agile hip hop dancers, accompanied by a live musician whose soundtrack includes ambient chamber music and elctronica... 

Carmen La Cubana

Carmen La Cubana

Carmen La Cubana is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet’s classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles. Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera... 

Xuanzang's Pilgrimage

Xuanzang's Pilgrimage

Featuring 24 live performers with magnificent costumes, an 80 piece traditional Chinese orchestra and breathtaking projections, this spectacular and mystical production of Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage tells a story of Chinese monk Xuanzang (602-664), who travelled the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India, visiting Buddhist holy places and discovering sacred scriptures... 

L-E-V - Love Chapter 2

L-E-V - Love Chapter 2

Star of Israel's thriving dance scene, Sharon Eyal presents the London premiere of L-E-V Dance Company, whose name nods to the Hebrew word for heart: 'lev'.   This is a piece about love that always misses, or lovers who keep missing each other, out of sync... 

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter's work is part dance, part gig, part theatre and is instantly identifiable.    Balancing the comic and the bleak, the anarchic and the violent, ten dancers share the stage with a band of musicians, playing an original score to the backing track of Shechter's trademark cinematic electronic sounds and vocal chants... 

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 - Leon & Lightfoot/Pite/Goecke

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 - Leon & Lightfoot/Pite/Goecke

The celebrated NDT returns with a revelatory programme featuring two works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot: Shoot the Moon, an exploration of hidden emotions to a score by Philip Glass, and Stop-Motion, an attempt to capture the past, set to Max Richter’s haunting music... 

Semperoper Ballett - All Forsythe

Semperoper Ballett - All Forsythe

Based in Dresden, the Semperoper Ballett has conquered the world with its now acclaimed blend of fierce ballet technique with both classical and contemporary repertoire. This triple bill of works by the visionary William Forsythe brandishes this identity... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet. In the most famous love story ever told, a dangerous cocktail of arrogant youth, simmering tension and deadly feuds erupts, leaving two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts... 

Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class musicians. Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier... 

Rambert - Life is a Dream

Rambert - Life is a Dream

Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, Danish choreographer and two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert. After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains a single day of freedom in this retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca... 

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

After bringing Sadler’s Wells a succession of sumptuous story-ballets, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984 and the critically acclaimed Casanova, Northern Ballet returns with Jane Eyre... 

Cloud Gate - Formosa

Cloud Gate - 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... 

Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud

Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud

The award-winning team Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have collaborated together since 2005, creating works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and themselves... 

Voices of America - ENB

Voices of America - ENB

Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet returns with a programme of works packed with the audacious attitude of American-style neo-classical ballet, featuring two works by one of dance’s leading figures, William Forsythe: the world premiere of a new work created for English National Ballet and Approximate Sonata 2016, a series of pas de deux deconstructing the vocabulary of classical ballet, to a score by Thom Willems... 

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

As part of Family Weekend, the ever-popular balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another of their fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptations. Directed by Liv Lorent, and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider, shunned for being different... 

Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

This award-winning collaboration between choreographer 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 exhilarating productions, now returning to London to celebrate its tenth anniversary... 

Richard Alston Dance Company - Mid Century Modern

Richard Alston Dance Company - Mid Century Modern

Richard Alston choreographed his very first dance in 1968 – 50 years later Mid Century Modern celebrates this landmark with new and old work from Alston, a fitting celebration of a half century of making dances... 

Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel

Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel

Regular collaborators Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel join forces once again in a work inspired by Mozart’s final and unfinished work.  With 14 musicians from across Europe and Africa, composer and musical director Cassol reconstructs the Requiem utilising diverse musical influences from popular African music to jazz and opera... 

Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill

Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill

The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers returns to Sadler’s Wells with a double bill commissioned and performed by Candoco. Yasmeen Godder, a “leading choreographer of the Israeli new wave” (The Observer), makes work that is seductive, disturbing, potent and personal... 

Ballet British Columbia

Ballet British Columbia

Canada’s most cutting-edge dance company brings a triple bill of works by female choreographers. Choreographer Sharon Eyal worked with regular collaborators Gai Behar and Ori Lichtik to create 'Bill', showcasing her trademark style... 

Sasha Waltz and Guests - Korper

Sasha Waltz and Guests - Korper

Berlin-based dance-maker and tanztheater luminary 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... 

Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Flamenco and the lives of female artists from the Spanish Golden Age combine in this show inspired by the hidden voices of Teresa de Jesús, María de Zayas, María Calderon and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz... 

Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018

Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018

Former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España, Jesús Carmona is a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution. His flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company who perform this irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers... 

Gala Flamenca La Chana, Godess of Compas, Flamenco Festival 2018

Gala Flamenca La Chana, Godess of Compas, Flamenco Festival 2018

Four champions of flamenco puro come together in a homage to La Chana. Ángel Rojas directs Antonio Canales, El Farru, Gema Moneo and, in a rare appearance, the “sorceress” (New York Times), La Chana herself... 

Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world, alongside dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca... 

Painter and Flamenco: J.R.T. - Flamenco Festival 2018

Painter and Flamenco: J.R.T. - Flamenco Festival 2018

The Symbolist painter Julio Romero de Torres is famous for his portrayals of the archetypal ‘Spanish woman’. With dramatist Pedro G. Romero, Ursula Lopez, Tamara Lopez and Leonor Leal aim to break all the clichés and stereotypes with this “hypnotizing performance” (ABC, Spain)... 

Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

María Pagés searches for the woman behind the femme fatale of Prosper Mérimée’s novel, a character appropriated by so many generations of men. Alongside 14 flamenco artists she delves into the feelings of real women, as she declares that is time for a woman’s voice to talk about women... 

Tempo of Light - Flamenco Festival 2018

Tempo of Light - Flamenco Festival 2018

Featuring the leading voices in Spain today, revered singer Carmen Linares and brilliant rising stars Arcangel and Marina Heredia perform with Miguel A. Cortes, Bolita and Paquito González, demonstrating the passion of flamenco from its gypsy roots through to its modern innovations, accompanied by the outstanding dancer Ana Morales... 

Tanztheater Wuppertal

Tanztheater Wuppertal

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 Bausch’s epic travelogues, a series which took her company around the world for inspiration-gathering residencies... 

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz... 

Rambert: Triple Bill

Rambert: Triple Bill

Itzik Galili's party piece for Rambert returns to Sadler's Wells for a percussion-fuelled carnival of dance, 28 dancers, four samba drummers and a dazzling light show contribute to its infectious energy... 

Kyle Abraham Pavement

Kyle Abraham Pavement

The creation and presentation of Pavement is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in co-operation with the New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project... 

Until Our Hearts Stop

Until Our Hearts Stop

Acclaimed American choreographer, Meg Stuart's work is constantly shifting, developing a language and set of rules for every piece. With Until Our Hearts Stop, Stuart drew inspiration from the people who create their own, fantastical, rules as they retreat from real life... 

Darbar Festival of Sitar & Dance

Darbar Festival of Sitar & Dance

A rare chance to see two internationally acclaimed dance artists. Kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas, and bharatanatyam soloist Mavin Khoo who performs with vocalist OS Arun, plus one of India’s most distinctive sitarist of her generation Shahana Banerjee with Surpreet Deshpande on tabla... 

Darbar Festival-Ragas, Sarod and Fiery Dance

Darbar Festival-Ragas, Sarod and Fiery Dance

A triple bill of dynamic new talents with international star of bharatanatyam, Mythili Prakash and noted kathak performer Dheerandra Tiwari, plus a music concert by a remarkable Debasmita Bhattacharya on the emotive sarod joined by Gurdain Rayatt on tabla... 

Darbar Festival-Akram Khan

Darbar Festival-Akram Khan

Akram Khan performs an excerpt from his upcoming solo. This teaser focuses on his kathak tradition, the classical dance form from North India. Patri Satish Kumar, a musician from the great Carnatic tradition performs with the percussionists Ghatam V Suresh and Amrit on khanjira... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

A mixed programme of new work and much loved pieces. The ancient god Pan is unleashed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first artist Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, created to a score from saxophonist John Harle... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin

A cave of riches is waiting to be explored in David Bintley’s glittering production of the classic story of Aladdin and his adventures with the magic lamp. Featuring lavish sets and costumes, stunning special effects, beautiful choreography and a larger-than-life Chinese lion... 

Jasmin Vardimon - Pinocchio

Jasmin Vardimon - Pinocchio

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon is set to charm audiences once again this half term as she returns with her joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairy tale... 

Trois Grandes Fugues

Trois Grandes Fugues

Three acclaimed choreographers each create inimitable dance works to the same piece of music, Beethoven's Grande Fugue op. 133. Lucinda Childs' interpretation exemplifies her meticulous precision and cool, complex classicism... 

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Bayadere -The Ninth Life

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Bayadere -The Ninth Life

Ground-breaking dance-maker Shobana Jeyasingh brings her radical imagination to Petipa’s legendary ballet La Bayadère. More than a retelling, it searches for the roots of the Bayadère herself and the allure she exerted in Europe over the centuries... 

BalletBoyz - 14 days

BalletBoyz - 14 days

BalletBoyz are back with an exciting quartet of new works playing with the concept of balance and imbalance. Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Ivan Perez and Christopher Wheeldon have teamed up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson to create their pieces... 

Wayne McGregor - Autobiography

Wayne McGregor - Autobiography

The visionary contemporary choreographer, Wayne McGregor has led his company onto ever more radical and challenging innovations. With Sadler's Wells Resident Company, Company Wayne McGregor, he embarks on his boldest and most intimate collaboration to date, as he allows world-leading geneticists to sequence his entire genome... 

Paco Pena - Flamencura

Paco Pena - Flamencura

Guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Peña has expanded the possibilities and changed perceptions of flamenco in a career spanning five decades. He returns to Sadler’s Wells with his sell out show Flamencura... 

Tanguera

Tanguera

A Sadler's Wells favourite returns, in this classic tango production. With a cast of over 30 dancers and singers, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in the early 20th centrury Buenos Aires... 

Dorrance Dance-ETM: Double Down

Dorrance Dance-ETM: Double Down

Michelle Dorrance brings tap into the age of electronic music with collaborator Nicholas Van Young. Tap has always been a way of talking to the stage, now with Van Young’s electronic tap boards, the stage is able to 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... 

Sisters Grimm-Voices of the Amazon

Sisters Grimm-Voices of the Amazon

Following the Grammy Award nominated success of INALA, a Zulu ballet performed with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sisters Grimm return with the tale of a water spirit from the Amazon River, who ventures deep into the rainforest in search of a cure for her dying sister... 

Les Ballet C de la B: Nicht Schlafen

Les Ballet C de la B: Nicht Schlafen

The unclassifiable Alain Platel returns with nine dancers from his critically acclaimed contemporary ensemble le ballets C de la B, for the dark and moving nicht schlafen. Inspired by the music of Gustav Mahler and the time her lived in, Platel draws parallels between the music and the troubled early years of the 20th century in Europe... 

Alexander Whitley -8 minutes

Alexander Whitley -8 minutes

Following on from his innovative digital work Pattern Recognition, Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley takes on the breath-taking scale of space for his company's main stage debut... 

Richard Alston-Triple Bill

Richard Alston-Triple Bill

Richard Alston’s newest creation comes to Sadler’s Wells as part of a triple bill. Chacony is inspired by the richness and nobility of Henry Purcell’s slow and weighty Baroque Chaconne, and Britten’s tribute to it... 

Rain

Rain

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's world-renowned company Rosas returns as part of our contemporary classics series with her iconic piece Rain. Known for her appreciation of mathematical structure and the geometric use of space, De Keersmaeker pushes these concepts to their limits to form a deceptively simple piece, using layers, repetition and variation... 

Scottish Ballet-Ceci Est Mon Corps/Emergence

Scottish Ballet-Ceci Est Mon Corps/Emergence

Scotland’s national ballet company returns with a double bill of two radically different, but equally powerful works. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite “one of the world’s most vital dance-makers” (The Times) transforms the 38-strong corps de ballet into a swarming horde of insects for Emergence – a journey into a subterranean hive where classical ballet transforms into strange insect-like behaviour... 

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui-m!longa

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui-m!longa

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s interpretation of tango returns to Sadler’s Wells after its triumphant debut in 2013 and a world tour. Inspired by the late night milonga scene found in the intimate bars of Buenos Aires, Associate Artist Cherkaoui unites tango and contemporary dancers with live musicians in a unique collaboration which adds a contemporary twist to the Argentinian dance known for its seductive powers... 

Rambert - Ghost Dances

Rambert - Ghost Dances

One of Rambert's most celebrated works returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time in 14 years. Ghost Dancers stalk the stage in Christopher Bruces' masterpiece, created as a tribure to victims of oppression in South America... 

Northern Ballet- Casanova

Northern Ballet- Casanova

Throw caution to the wind. Be led into temptation. Unmask Casanova with Northern Ballet. Consumed by his desires, Casanova lived every minute in a whirlwind of scandal and excess. But there’s more to the man... 

James Thierree-The Toad Knew

James Thierree-The Toad Knew

Following Tabac Rouge in 2014, Thierree returns with his latest critically acclaimed creation, featuring a seamless mix of mechanical marvels, music, surreal humour and acrobatic finesse... 

Betroffenheit

Betroffenheit

Following the award-winning Polaris (Thomas Ades: see the music, hear the dance), this piece from Sadler's Wells Assocate Artist Crystal Pite cements her place as one of the most inventive choreographers working today... 

Flamenco Festival 2017-Manuel Linan

Flamenco Festival 2017-Manuel Linan

Choreographer, director, and multi award-winning dancer Manuel Liñán returns to Sadler’s Wells with an emotional voyage back to the memories and instincts of childhood in Reversible... 

Flamenco Festival 2017- Mercedes Ruiz

Flamenco Festival 2017- Mercedes Ruiz

Let me dance for you – this is the caption of this night. And Mercedes Ruiz, one of the most renowned Flamenco dancers of Jerez, is being serious: her new piece is a declaration of love to the audience... 

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Eva Yerbabuena

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Eva Yerbabuena

Flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena is renowned internationally as being one of Spain’s leading dancers. Accompanied by four dancers and her critically acclaimed ensemble of musicians, including African guest singer Alana Sinkëy, she delivers an unforgettable tour de force performance in her brand new show... 

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Israel Galván

Flamenco Festival 2017 - Israel Galván

Israel Galván likes nothing more than pushing boundaries and surprising with a know-how fed by the best Flamenco tradition. In FLA.CO.MEN, he deconstructs syntax again, cleaving the memory of his earlier pieces and captures on-the-fly figures that he charges with a new electricity... 

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale Music by Bernard Herrmann   A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world... 

National Ballet of China - The Peony Pavilion

National Ballet of China - The Peony Pavilion

The 16th Century epic, The Peony Pavilion, is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature. Originally performed as a Kunqu Opera in a 20-hour cycle, choreographer Fei Bo has redrawn it into a sublimely enchanting and pioneering two act fusion ballet that combines Western style choreography with traditional Chinese influences...