News: Sylvie Guillem

Tuesday 6 June 2006

Artistic Director and CEO of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding has appointed internationally acclaimed ballerina Sylvie Guillem as an Associate Artist. Sylvie joins fellow associate artists; Akram Khan, Matthew Bourne, Russell Maliphant, Michael Nunn & William Trevitt, and Jonzi D.

In the last couple of years she has performed at the theatre with William Trevitt and Michael Nunn, aka the Ballet Boyz, and most recently Russell Maliphant in PUSH. Sylvie is currently working with Akram Khan on a new production called Sacred Monsters.

Alistair Spalding is thrilled to welcome Sylvie as an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells
Sylvie is arguably the most outstanding ballerina and extraordinary dance talents of the last two decades. Her new appointment means she will feature in future work commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells and work alongside other collaborators and dancers to develop concepts and ideas for large-scale pieces”.

Sylvie explains what the association with the theatre means to her,

“Sadler’s Wells is an ideal space for me to nurture and evolve my art in a creative and supportive environment. The process of collaboration is a very exciting one, it’s not just about your own journey of discovery it’s more about discovering and understanding the other person and the way they work. I’ve already had the pleasure of working with Russell Maliphant, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt and I look forward to presenting ‘Sacred Monsters’ with Akram Khan this autumn.”

Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant return to Sadler’s Wells this month with PUSH from 13 – 17 June. Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan present the World Premiere of SACRED MONSTERS at Sadler’s Wells from 19 – 23 September. Box office: 0870 737 7737

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