Feature: Sadler's Wells Sampled

Friday 19 January 2007

Sadler's Wells Sampled, 2 - 4 Feb 07

*You can find all kinds of dance styles at Sadler’s Wells – but not usually all
at once over one weekend, or evening! But visit the dance house on the weekend
of 2 – 4 February and you’ll be spoilt for choice.*

_’The idea of Sadler’s Wells Sampled is to bring together a variety of different
dance styles and audiences in one event – so beware – hardcore balletomanes maybe
rubbing shoulders with hip hop fans or flamenco aficionados. Hopefully whatever
your tastes you will be tempted to see more of the artists and companies when
they appear on their own later in the season.’_ says Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells.

So each evening offers a different selection of dance – featuring internationally
renowned companies (American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet) as well as up and coming new dance artists (Hofesh Shechter, Emmanuel Gat) – but the dance isn’t confined to the stage. In the foyers there will be the
chance to take part see dance films, download DIY choreography to do with your
friends, play with interactive installations.

There are also workshops and classes in a myriad of dance styles, but they’re
all fully booked and tickets are also going fast. Visit sadlerswells.com full programme details

Sadler's Wells Sampled, 2 - 4 Feb 07

Sampled artists sampled:

_“Sharing what you love the most, it is one of the most delightful pleasures. When this happen, the human and spiritual wealth increases. So, I give my dearest welcome to this experience.”_ Eva Yerbabuena, flamenco artist

_“There are no right or wrongs in dance – it is a broad and exciting spectrum
of activities and styles of movement experiences. So it’s great to be part of
an evening that takes in such a diverse range of ideas, all generated by the activity
of dancing in the theatre. And if you’ve never seen dance before, this Sampled
event is a great introduction. Rambert Dance Company is very pleased to be involved.”_ Mark Baldwin, Artistic Director or Rambert Dance Company

_“I’m really happy to be part of such an exciting event and to have the opportunity
to show my work to new audiences at Sadler’s Wells. The whole team have been
very supportive and I look forward to the performances with enthusiasm.”_ Hofesh Shechter, choreographer

_“It’s wonderful for English National Ballet to perform alongside such an eclectic
mix of dance styles. Sampled is fantastic way of building dance audiences by making
it very accessible. And it gives English National Ballet the opportunity to bring
ballet to as diverse an audience as possible”_*Wayne Eagling, Artistic Director of English National Ballet*

_” I am delighted that the Jasmin Vardimon Company has the opportunity to take
part in Sadler’s Sampled. It is also an excellent opportunity to invite wider
audiences into get a taster of our new production JUSTITIA in advance of our tour
and performances at The Peacock Theatre later in May. “_ Jasmin Vardimon, choreographer

Sadler’s Wells Sampled is part of The PlayStation Season, a six month project where Sony PlayStation is collaborating with five UK cultural
institutions including The Baltic Centre, V&A, English National Opera and The British Film Institute.

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