Alina Cojocaru, lead principal dancer with Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet and resident guest artist with Hamburg Ballet, will curate and perform in a new programme of classical and contemporary works from 20 – 23 February.
The celebrated Romanian ballerina will be joined on stage by special guests, including Danish ballet star Johan Kobborg. His synchronicity with Cojocaru has marked out their partnership as one of ballet’s great collaborations.
The programme features both newly created pieces and existing classics, including Sir Frederick Ashton’s iconic Marguerite and Armand and Les Lutins with choreography by Johan Kobborg. New work includes Reminiscence with choreography by Tim Rushton and music by Arvo Pärt; and a world premiere: Journey with choreography by Juliano Nunes and music by Luke Howard. The programme will also include a specially commissioned film by Kim Brandstrup, as well as an excerpt from his 2018 film Faces.
Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With a rich theatrical heritage of over three centuries, it offers a year-round programme of performances and learning activities.
Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres each year, with many more enjoying touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world and accessing content through digital channels. Sadler’s Wells commissions, produces and presents more dance than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown.
Sadler’s Wells is to open an additional mid-scale venue in east London in 2022. The new space will be at the heart of the East Bank project, a new cultural and education district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, which will also include BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.