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Julie Cunningham & Company how did we get here?

Jules Cunningham, Melanie C, Harry Alexander

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In January 2023, internationally recognised dancer and choreographer Jules Cunningham (Julie Cunningham & Company) premiered their latest Sadler’s Wells Commission, sweeping audiences into an intimate journey through space and time. With seating surrounding the stage, a constellation of three distinctive performers created a space to collide, drawing on personal and universal questions, asking how did we get here?

This work was captured in an empty theatre and is now released on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage, allowing you to discover this ‘beautiful’ (**** The Stage) contemporary dance piece for free. Featuring an original cast: Harry Alexander (Michael Clark Company), Melanie C (Spice Girls) and Jules Cunningham (Julie Cunningham & Company).

Available until 25 July on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage.

Mel C’s dance debut delivers poise and intimacy

Artistic Team
Choreographed by: Jules Cunningham
Performed by: Jules Cunningham, Melanie Chisholm, Harry Alexander
Sound Design & Original Music Score: Wibke Tiarks
Lighting Design: Zeynep Kepekli
Costume Design: Stevie Stewart
Dramaturgy: Joyce Henderson
Rehearsal Direction / Outside Eye: Orrow Bell
Rehearsal Dancer / Understudy: Yu-Chien Cheng
Producers: Kat Bridge & Lydia Wharf
Producer for Sadler’s Wells: Robyn Cabaret
Production Manager for Sadler’s Wells: Pete Maxey
Company Stage Manager: Vikki Chandler
Sound Technician: Mark Webber
Lighting Programmers: Imogen Clarke, George Bach
Costume Fabrication: Stevie Stewart Studio
Costume Design Assistant: Hannah Wood
Costume Assistant: Beth Robinson

Recorded Music
Nina Simone – Stars from Live at Montreux 1976 (2006) recording courtesy of Nina Simone Charitable Trust and Rich & Famous Records, Ltd. and publishing courtesy of Rude Girl Records, Inc.
Henry Purcell – Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626): When I am Laid in Earth “Dido’s Lament” from Purcell: Opera Music & Arias (2006) courtesy of ATMA Classique
Janis Ian – ‘Stars’ from the album Stars (1974) courtesy of Janis Ian and Rude Girl Records, Inc.

Film Production
Director of Photography: Sarah Vaughan-Jones
Camera Operators: Ben Williams, David Kaplowitz, Joel Cottrell
Video Editing: Sarah Vaughan-Jones with Jules Cunningham and Kat Bridge
Movement & Continuity Notes: Harry Alexander
Produced by Robyn Cabaret and Kat Bridge

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage & Studio (2023)