Candoco Dance Company became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing last month when it opened the results show on 25 November. The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers performed a brand new piece choreographed by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips to David Bowie’s Life on Mars, alongside thirteen of the BBC programme’s professional dancers. Continue reading Candoco Dance Company on Strictly Come Dancing
Run by Sadler’s Wells, the country’s flagship company for young dancers, National Youth Dance Company has selected its seventh intake sourced from 26 towns, cities and villages across England. The new cohort joins Guest Artistic Director Botis Seva to work on a new piece especially created for NYDC titled MADHEAD. This will premiere at DanceEast in Ipswich on Saturday 20 April 2019, followed by a UK tour. The new commission fuses contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip hop. Continue reading National Youth Dance Company announces seventh new cohort
Akram Khan Company has announced a brand-new production: Outwitting the Devil will premiere in Stuttgart in July 2019. The announcement comes six weeks ahead of Until the Lions’ homecoming to the Roundhouse in London, Khan’s first ever work in the round, which he will dance for the last time. Both pieces of work will explore old myth and reinterpret them in a contemporary context, in a way that Khan has become renowned for over the last two decades. Outwitting the Devil will premiere at COLOURS International Dance Festival, running from 13-14 July, and Until the Lions runs at the Roundhouse from 11-17 January 2019. Continue reading World premiere for Akram Khan
The internationally renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company, returns to Sadler’s Wells in 2019 with the company’s first full-length works created by guest choreographers. These two new pieces, by Dimitris Papaioannouand Alan Lucien Øyen respectively, make their UK premieres at Sadler’s Wells from 14 – 25 February 2019. Continue reading UK premiere for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Elmhurst Ballet School has launched its first-ever company for its graduate year, with its first performance, Origins, taking place in February 2019. It will be an evening of dance at Elmhurst Ballet School, Birmingham, and Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London. The inaugural programme will include excerpts from David Bintley’s The Shakespeare Suite, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Wayne McGregor’s Entity, with a wraparound outreach programme also taking place to complement Elmhurst Ballet Company activity. Continue reading Elmhurst Ballet Company
Britain’s leading contemporary dance company is inviting the world’s finest early-career dancers to join Rambert2, Rambert’s second ensemble designed to develop and showcase the next generation of highly skilled, thinking dancers. Open auditions for the 2019/20 cohort will be held at Rambert’s studios in London from 3 – 6 February 2019. Continue reading Rambert2: auditions and new dance commissions
This spring, the internationally lauded dance company BalletBoyz will present the London premiere of Them/Us, an innovative double bill and a brand new collaboration from the company’s own critically acclaimed dancers and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. A co-production with Sadler’s Wells, Them/Us will arrive at the London venue from 5–9 March 2019, with opening night on 6 March. Continue reading BalletBoyz® presents THEM/US
2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor and to celebrate, the company would like to give 15,000 hours of space away to artists through its FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others. Continue reading 15,000 hours to celebrate 25 years of Studio Wayne McGregor
Rambert2, the brand new ensemble from Rambert, launches its inaugural UK tour this autumn. The company will perform a programme of dance showcasing the most exhilarating and fierce choreography around today. Continue reading Rambert2’s inaugural UK tour
Richard Alston Dance Company has announced its Sadler’s Wells season, Quartermark, which will run on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2019.
Following the announcement of the company’s closure in 2020, this will be the first of its final two seasons at the theatre. As the company enters its 25th year, it will present two works by Alston, and one by the company’s associate choreographer, Martin Lawrance under the title Quartermark.
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