Sadler’s Wells have released their Schedule for Season 1. TheatreTickets.net currently has tickets for the following of these shows.
Showcase – 07/09/12 – one night only.
Selected from hundreds, James Cousins is the winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). The evening will feature three world premieres.
Cousins’ There We Have Been, takes inspiration from the troubled relationships portrayed in Murakami’s best selling novel, Norwegian Wood. Presenting a daringly intimate glimpse into a secluded world of fragile dependency, this touching duet sees the two performers intensely folding, wrapping and balancing, with the female character barely ever touching the floor.
Everything and Nothing is a dynamic collaboration between James Cousins, lighting designer Lee Curran and set designer Colin Falconer. Through the magnifying glass of the quantum world this breathtaking production is performed to an original score fusing electronic and classical sound worlds by composer Seymour Milton. NACA runner-up Tom Jackson Greaves premieres Vanity Fowl which observes one man’s journey from grace to disgrace. With a pioneering score by Peter Lyons, this intimate solo is performed by the choreographer himself.
Continu – 28th to 30th September 2012
Based in Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests are known for developing highly original choreographic musical theatre performances. They have collaborated with more than 250 artists and ensembles, from 25 countries on nearly 20 productions since being founded in 1993.
Sasha Waltz’s Continu is a full length dance performance partly inspired by her work on two major projects for museums, the artistic inaugurations forDavid Chipperfield’s Neues Museum in Berlin, and Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI in Rome. Developed with 24 dancers, at the core of Continu is Arcana, a stirringly dramatic symphonic work composed in 1927 by Edgar Varèse, a composer who was renowned for combining artistic and scientific content.
Continu features elegant and modern costume design by Bernd Skodzig, scenography by regular collaborators Thomas Schenk and Pia Maier Schriever, lighting by Martin Hauk and additional music by Iannis Xenakisand Claude Vivier.
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: Mixed Bill – 11th to 13th October 2012
Making their much anticipated UK premiere New York’s Cedar Lake is one of the world’s most exciting dance companies. Led by artistic director Benoit-Swan Pouffer, they combine powerful physicality with classical technique in works created by some of today’s most provocative dance makers.
Hofesh Shechter’s Violet Kid examines man’s struggle for harmony within a complex and often horrifying universe. Performed by all 16 dancers,Shechter’s original score features recorded audio text performed by the choreographer.
Tuplet is a pulsating work for six dancers choreographed by Alexander Ekman posing the question, what is rhythm? Set to a score created in collaboration with the dancers own rhythmic impulses and using their bodies as percussion, the soundscape is integrated with electronic music composed by Mikael Karlsson.
A former star of Sadler’s Wells Debut initiative, Canadian choreographerCrystal Pite’s Grace Engine concludes the bill, continuing her exploration of the familiar storylines that connect mankind.
Rambert Dance Company: Featuring Labyrinth of Love – 16th to 20th October 2012
Unrivalled in their ability to present exciting and new international choreography as well as some of the most memorable masterpieces from the past 100 years, Rambert Dance Company continues to impress audiences and critics alike with their biannual visits to Sadler’s Wells.
In October, Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon makes her Rambertdebut with Labyrinth of Love. Both heartbreaking and humorous, it is set to a commissioned score by one of America’s most performed living composers,Michael Daugherty. With designs by renowned visual artist Mat Collishawand theatre designer Conor Murphy, Labyrinth of Love is beautifully realised by Rambert’s stunning musicians and dancers, accompanied on stage by a soprano.
Continuing Rambert’s relationship with Merce Cunningham’s legacy,Sounddance will make its UK revival premiere alongside Roses by Paul Taylor, another American dance master. Richard Alston’s sharp and witty creation, Dutiful Ducks, completes the programme.
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Opposites Attract! – 23rd to 24th October 2012
Birmingham Royal Ballet present two outstanding programmes of work.Opposites Attract features three modern ballets. Lyric Pieces is American choreographer Jessica Lang’s first ballet for a major European company, set to music by Norwegian romantic Edvard Grieg. Take Five is director David Bintley’s personal tribute to jazz icon Dave Brubeck. Completing the bill, one of Hans van Manen’s most famous works, Grösse Fuge, is an invigorating and uplifting experience that has lost none of its power over the last 40 years.
Autumn Celebration! brings together Shakespeare, Noel Coward and an Olympic theme. The Grand Tour by Broadway show choreographer Joe Layton is an amusing take on the celebrities of the 1920s. Faster – a ballet inspired by the Olympic motto, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ from David Bintleyand composer Matthew Hindson, focuses on speed, power and athleticism. Finally, The Dream is Frederick Ashton’s elfin comedy based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed to Mendelssohn’s instantly recognisable score.
The Rodin Project – 29th to 31st October 2012
Inspired by the works of the great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant’s latest work made its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells as part of British Dance Edition earlier this year. Greeted by a standing ovation, it impressed critics with its “ravishing” lighting (The Guardian), “glorious set” (Daily Telegraph) and dancing “as coldly erotic as it is beautiful” (Evening Standard).
***** “The dancers hang, slide, tumble and contort themselves, while the choreography shapes a language of delight from a vocabulary of torment”
After successfully touring across Europe, The Rodin Project returns for three nights, giving audiences a second chance to see this visually arresting piece set to Alexander Zekke’s entrancing score. The Rodin Project also features lighting design by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls, set design by Es Devlin and Bronia Housman, and costumes by Stevie Stewart.
For this new production, Maliphant has collaborated with a group of extraordinary performers, using a movement vocabulary influenced by the dance forms of popping, breaking and contemporary dance, integrated throughMaliphant’s language of flow, form and dynamics.
Panorama – 2nd to 4th November 2012
The ingenious imagination of Philippe Decouflé has been delighting audiences for nearly 30 years. A choreographer, dancer, mime artist and director, his latest piece, Panorama draws on his company’s extensive repertoire, dating back to 1983 with Vague Café.
This is no ordinary retrospective, instead a wholly original new production has emerged in which Decouflé and company ‘re-write’ their past glories with generous helpings of humour and astonishingly full throttled performances.
Performed by seven dancers, the evening will take in elements from eight earlier works. Among them will be Codex (1986) and its army of strange flipper-equipped microbes, Triton (1998), which plays with every dance and circus cliché imaginable, Shazam (1998), with its kaleidoscope of frames, surfaces and mirrors and 2006′s Sombrero, mixing video and Chinese shadows to Claude Ponti’s texts. Decouflé’s Panorama is set to be a true spectacle.