News: Sadler's Wells new season on sale

Monday 10 November 2014 by Carmel Smith

Photo: Ultima Vez by Danny Willems

Sadler’s Wells new Spring Summer 2015 season is now on sale – with over 50 productions across its main house, Lilian Baylis Studio, Peacock Theatre (with additional performances at the Coliseum and Tate Modern) – more than in any previous year.

Highlights include Sylvie Guillem’s Life in Progress (May); English National Ballet’s as an Associate Company – Modern Masters (March); two UK premieres of work from the 1980s by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (April); a new Sadler’s Wells co-production celebrating three Associate Artists (Crystal Pite, Kate Prince Hofesh Shechter); a new production and UK tour for the National Youth Dance Company, with guest artistic director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Richard Alston Dance Company celebrate their 20th anniversary and a revival of Matthew Bourne’s award-winning The Car Man.

Other international highlights include a revival of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez’s debut work What the Body Does Not Remember, which stunned the dance world in 1987, with its brutal confrontation of dance and music and Candoco Dance Company – the renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers – present a restaged version of Jérôme Bel’s award-winning The Show Must Go On.

There will also be a new focus on the work of French choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz, who made his debut at the theatre earlier this year with enfant. Since 2009 Charmatz has been director of the Centre Choreographique National de Rennes et de Bretagne in northwestern France, which he renamed Musée de la danse. For this season, his company stages a number of events at Tate Modern, in partnership with Sadler’s Wells. The theatre also presents two UK premieres; his latest work manger , which challenges the role that eating plays in choreography, dance and performance, and Partita 2 , a new duet by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in which she performs with Charmatz.

There will be further chances to catch successful shows in recent seasons, including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s popular milonga, Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire , Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, Mark Baldwin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s INALA and Akram Khan and Israel Galvan’s TOROBAKA

Long-standing festivals also feature in the season, with Flamenco Festival London back in February and Breakin’ Convention the international festival of hip hop dance theatre in May.
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