"Sadler’s Wells" tag
Mbulelo Ndabeni in INALA.© Giulietta Verdon-Roe. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – INALA – London

Inala is set to be a runaway success

Matthew Sandiford and Adam Kirkham in McNally's MeTheus.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

BalletBoyz, The Talent, at Deloitte Ignite 2014 – The Murmuring, MeTheus, Mesmerics – London

I like McNally’s sense of fun but I also like this more serious side because the movement is also fresh and unpredictable. Of all the ballet choreographers coming through I think hers is one of the most original voices.

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English National Ballet 2014/2015 Season

Full Details of the 2014 / 15 Season…

The Making of Markova: Diaghilev’s Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon, book cover.© Pegasus Books. (Click image for larger version)

Book – The Making of Markova – by Tina Sutton

Sutton was originally asked to write a brief account of Markova’s career for the Gotlieb Centre but soon realised that her subject’s life, personal and public, was so fascinating that she undertook a substantial biography

Mats Ek and Ana Laguna in Ek's POTATO.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Elixir Festival: Knowbody bill

Gallery by Dave Morgan… Sadler’s Wells presents its largest celebration of lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists with the Elixir Festival. The Knowbody bill includes work by Mats Ek, Dominique Mercy, Hofesh Shechter, Sonia Uribe, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion…

The Suffolk equivalent of the Hollywood sign!.© Lise Smith. (Click image for larger version)

Dance at the Latitude Festival 2014

For the past seven years, the festival’s organisers have been collaborating with Sadler’s Wells to curate a dance programme on the strikingly beautiful Waterfront Stage at the heart of the festival site…

Sarah Van Patten and Luke Ingham in Christopher Wheeldon's Within The Golden Hour.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Maelstrom, Within the Golden Hour, Glass Pieces – Paris

Great to see so many of San Francisco Ballet’s dancers enjoying themselves and enthusing their audience in a steamy summer evening in Paris.

San Francisco Ballet in Liam Scarlett's Hummingbird.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Caprice, Hummingbird, Symphonic Dances – Paris

Audience applause during the evening recognised that Scarlett’s Hummingbird was the starry centrepiece of the three Paris premieres.

Elaine Lucia and James Batista in Brasil Brasileiro.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Brasil Brasileiro – London

I feel that I now know what an end-of-pier seaside special looks like in Brazil.

The company in Brasil Brasileiro.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Brasil Brasileiro

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Ema Yuasa in Schmetterling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Nederlands Dans Theater in Sehnsucht and Schmetterling

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Guro Nagelhus Schia and Kazutomi 'Tsuki' Kozuki in Matter.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Eastman & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – 4D – London

It’s a very satisfying package of liquid, sinuous movement delivered by idiosyncratic and characterful performers.

James O'Hara and Olivia Ancona in Faun.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Eastman, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in 4D – part of Sadler’s Sampled Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Liewellyn Mnguni (Odile) and Dada Masilo (Odette) in Swan Lake.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Dada Masilo in Swan Lake – part of Sadler’s Sampled Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Thomasin Gülgeç in Russell Maliphant's Afterlight.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Russell Maliphant Company – Still Current bill – London

It’s a short programme but packed with memorable images, and brilliantly executed.

Zoe Ashe-Browne and Dominic Harrison in Carmen.© Ewa Figaszewska. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Ireland – Carmen – London

Ballet Ireland have danced several times in London but never at Sadler’s Wells and never with the Irish ambassador as a warm-up, I fancy.

Russell Maliphant and Carys Staton in Still Current.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Russell Maliphant Company in Still Current, Afterlight

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

CRACKz by Bruno Beltrão, Grupo de Rua de Niterói.© Nika Kramer. (Click image for larger version)

Bruno Beltrão, Grupo de Rua de Niterói – CRACKz – London

I was finding it to be a consolation that the work would only last for 45 minutes and a fairly lacklustre reception from a far-from-full auditorium suggests that I wasn’t alone in welcoming the end.

Rosas and Ictus in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Vortex Temporum.© Anne Van Aerschot. (Click image for larger version)

Rosas & Ictus (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) – Vortex Temporum – London

…while I may have successfully held my own for the first two rounds, I’d been soundly beaten by the end.

Hetain Patel in American Boy.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Hetain Patel – American Boy – London

The unclassifiable can be good fun. That’s the lesson from Hetain Patel’s new solo show at the Lilian Baylis Studio.

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