News: ‘Stand Up For Dance’ is back!

Friday 26 September 2003

‘Stand Up For Dance’ is back!
Once again, the Dance Umbrella Jerwood Proms will allow audiences to ‘Stand Up for Dance’ for just £5 at Sadler’s Wells. Last year, over 5,000 people took advantage of the scheme to enjoy the world’s best contemporary dance companies at Sadler’s Wells.
Commenting on the scheme Val Bourne, Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella, said: “ With football, rock concerts and even ballet, you pretty much know what you’re going to get. We (in the dance industry) are in danger of alienating audiences by overpricing tickets for work which they may not know at all. It’s important for people not to be excluded because of money. Thanks to the Proms, for £5 each you can have a crack at dance from the UK, America and Japan. Even if you like only one of them, at fifteen quid you will still have done well”.

Three of the Best
Jerwood Proms tickets at £5 each are available for three of the world’s most exciting dance companies performing at London’s leading dance house, Sadler’s Wells:
A world premiere by Michael Clark Wed 1 – Sat 4 Oct. working with his largest group of dancers to date and featuring music ranging from the austerity of Erik Satie to the 1970’s Krautrock group CAN plus the blues punk fusion of PJ Harvey.
Trisha Brown Dance Company, Mon 6 – Wed 8 Oct. returns to Dance Umbrella with a triple bill of contrasting, vibrant work, including the critically acclaimed Set and Reset, first performed at Dance Umbrella in 1983. A renowned maverick spirit, Trisha Brown is an American modern dance legend and a long-time collaborator with visual artists.
Saburo Teshigawara / Karas. Fri 18 – Sat 19 Oct. is at the forefront of Japanese innovation in dance. In his inspirational Luminous he uses luminescent walls and dancers costumes to create a poetic and fantastic world of light, shade, shadows and scattered reflections.

The Jerwood Proms allows unprecedented access to these events for young people, seasoned festival fans and those who may fancy trying something new. Anyone can buy a Jerwood Proms ticket for £5 although advance booking is highly recommended. The standard top price tickets for these events range from £27 to £43.
Call the Sadler’s Wells Box Office on 020 7863 8000 or book online – no booking fee applies to Proms tickets.
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