With the support of Darbar Festival, Akram Khan Company present: We are but Shadows.
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.
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…
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film.
Searching for meaning in the art of flamenco, María Pagés beautifully blends art and life in her in-depth explorations of the genre itself.
Five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner, Tomatito is recognised as one of the leading guitarists in contemporary flamenco.
The aptly dubbed ‘Catalan virtuoso’, Jesús Carmona, returns to Sadler’s Wells with his signature elegant, powerful choreography in tow.
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.
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…
Emerging talent Ana Morales blends the traditional with the avant-garde in the innovative and emotive, Without Permission, Songs for Silence.
Innovative choreographer, director and multi-award winning flamenco dancer, Manuel Liñan, returns to Sadler’s Wells with ¡VIVA!, a show that celebrates the vivac…
To celebrate 60 years of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), the company brings a cabinet of curiosities.
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…
One pub, eight blokes, a stacked jukebox and a load of pints.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has influenced so much of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreography.
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…
In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun.
balletLORENT returns as part of Family Weekend, Sadler’s Wells’ annual throwing-open of doors with free activities taking place alongside the performance.
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…
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.
Since forming in 1994, Richard Alston Dance Company has been extolled for their musicality and lyricism.
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…
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, 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…
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…
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&rsquo…
Game-changer in the world of tap, Michelle Dorrance had dedicated herself to exploring the capabilities of America’s original dance form.
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.
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.
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 th…
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-winn…
After performances in New York and Lyon, Natalia Osipova's Pure Dance returns.
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…
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 fore…
South African choreographer Dada Masilo is not afraid of reinventing a classic.
It’s been seven years since Ballet Preljocaj performed their Snow White at Sadler’s Wells.
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 program…
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 program…
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.
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.
Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells for their first visit of the year with a new triple bill of dance.
SOMNIUM: A Dancer’s Dream, is the explosive dance show starring World Latin Showdance Champions and Strictly professionals Neil and Katya Jones.
Last seen at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, San Francisco Ballet is back with four triple bills to update us in their progress.
Master of minimalist movement Tao Ye founded TAO in 2008.
World leading contemporary dance company Rambert uncovers early works by two Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists and a new piece by a rising star.
Choreographer Yang Liping is known as the “Peacock Princess” in her native China.
Celebrated flamenco superstar, Israel Galván, returns to flaunt his signature quick-fire footwork in the most flamenco of celebrations.
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 Fami…
A landmark for female empowerment, She Persisted is a trilogy by three female choreographers celebrating female icons.
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.
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.
Celebrated choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant collaborates with Oscar-winning composer Vangelis for this stunning new work.
BalletBoyz are back with an innovative double bill of brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers.
Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley have joined forces to create a new show.
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 …
Dystopian Dream is the brand new production created from a concept originated by Nitin Sawhney and co-devised with Honji Wang and Sebastien Ramirez.
Layla and Majnun is a classic love story which has been presented in many Middle Eastern and sub-continental cultures.
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 dir…
In Frederick Ashton’s joyous country tale, Lise and her mother clash in a foot-stomping, cabbage-throwing, battle of wills.
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…
A reflection on the powerful feminine symbol of Medusa, the myth and its various connotations in our contemporary life.
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.
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 Se…
Scandale - a shamanic piece that investigates the birth of choreography.
Carmen La Cubana is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet’s classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles.
Featuring 24 live performers with magnificent costumes, an 80 piece traditional Chinese orchestra and breathtaking projections, this spectacular and mystical production of Xuanzang…
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'.
Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter's work is part dance, part gig, part theatre and is instantly identifiable.
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 …
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.
Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet.
Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class
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 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, Nor…
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 …
The award-winning team Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have collaborated together since 2005, creating works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Baus…
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, featurin…
As part of Family Weekend, the ever-popular balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another of their fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptations.
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…
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 celebrat…
Regular collaborators Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel join forces once again in a work inspired by Mozart’s final and unfinished work.
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.
Canada’s most cutting-edge dance company brings a triple bill of works by female choreographers.
Berlin-based dance-maker and tanztheater luminary Sasha Waltz is celebrated for her compelling imagery and body-focused choreography.
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, Marí…
Former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España, Jesús Carmona is a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution.
Four champions of flamenco puro come together in a homage to La Chana.
In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the de…
The Symbolist painter Julio Romero de Torres is famous for his portrayals of the archetypal ‘Spanish woman’.
María Pagés searches for the woman behind the femme fatale of Prosper Mérimée’s novel, a character appropriated by so many generations of men.
Featuring the leading voices in Spain today, revered singer Carmen Linares and brilliant rising stars Arcangel and Marina Heredia perform with Miguel A.
In 1986, the city of Rome invited Pina Bausch and her company to make a piece inspired by the Eternal City.
Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.
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 contr…
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 Danc…
Acclaimed American choreographer, Meg Stuart's work is constantly shifting, developing a language and set of rules for every piece.
A rare chance to see two internationally acclaimed dance artists.
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 …
Akram Khan performs an excerpt from his upcoming solo.
A mixed programme of new work and much loved pieces.
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.
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 …
Three acclaimed choreographers each create inimitable dance works to the same piece of music, Beethoven's Grande Fugue op.
Ground-breaking dance-maker Shobana Jeyasingh brings her radical imagination to Petipa’s legendary ballet La Bayadère.
BalletBoyz are back with an exciting quartet of new works playing with the concept of balance and imbalance.
The visionary contemporary choreographer, Wayne McGregor has led his company onto ever more radical and challenging innovations.
Guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Peña has expanded the possibilities and changed perceptions of flamenco in a career spanning five decades.
A Sadler's Wells favourite returns, in this classic tango production.
Michelle Dorrance brings tap into the age of electronic music with collaborator Nicholas Van Young.
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 Ri…
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.
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…
Richard Alston’s newest creation comes to Sadler’s Wells as part of a triple bill.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's world-renowned company Rosas returns as part of our contemporary classics series with her iconic piece Rain.
Scotland’s national ballet company returns with a double bill of two radically different, but equally powerful works.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s interpretation of tango returns to Sadler’s Wells after its triumphant debut in 2013 and a world tour.
One of Rambert's most celebrated works returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time in 14 years.
Throw caution to the wind.
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 f…
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 mo…
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 ch…
Let me dance for you – this is the caption of this night.
Flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena is renowned internationally as being one of Spain’s leading dancers.
Israel Galván likes nothing more than pushing boundaries and surprising with a know-how fed by the best Flamenco tradition.
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 Awar…
The 16th Century epic, The Peony Pavilion, is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature.
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