News: No Body - Sadler's Wells in light and sound

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Michael Hulls' 'LightSpace'. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

This week (7 – 12 June) Sadler’s Wells is full of light and sound. Instead of sitting in seats in the auditorium, audiences explore installations through out the building by the artists and designers who usually contribute to a successful dance performance – through lighting, design, sound and projection – but this time, without the physical presence of dancers.

For a preview, see Chantal Guevara’s photo gallery below and read Josephine Leask’s review

With three sessions each evening and eight on Saturday and Sunday, this is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience parts of the building not usually open to the public – including the stage, studios dressing rooms, the lighting booth and store.

The installation starts with Michael Hulls’ LightSpace on the Sadler’s Wells stage, bathing spectators in light and giving a sense of what it feels like to be a performer.

Equipped with headsets, audiences then go on a music, sound and animation trail in the foyer spaces. Indelible features Nitin Sawhney’s specially commissioned recordings and compositions and Yeast Culture’s Nick Hillel’s visual projections to create a sense of the indelible mark left by past visitors and performers.

Lucy Carter’s Hidden installations are discovered around the building in unusual spaces – including dressing rooms and studios. Along with composer Jules Maxwell, she takes inspiration from the excitement of theatre creation, animating spaces usually used by technicians, makers and designers.

The evening also features two film installations by leading choreographers. Siobhan Davies and film maker David Hinton’s The Running Tongue is made with sound artists, animators and 22 dance artists and features frames treated by each of the artists.
Russell Maliphant presents Kairos, a triptych installation inspired by the film Erebus, which was created in collaboration with film directors Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones and originally commissioned by The Space.

No Body
Sadler’s Wells, 7 – 12 June
Tickets: £20
Tue – Fri 6.30, 7.30 & 8.30pm
Sat & Sun 10.30, 11.30am & 12.30, 1.30, 5.30, 6.30, 7.30, 8.30 & 9.30pm

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