Sylvie Guillem - Life in Progress

After an unparalleled career that has spanned almost 35 years of both dancing and contemporary work, Sylvie Guillem presents her final dance programme.

A world famous dancer with an extensive career at the Paris Opera Ballet, as a Principal Guest Artist at the Royal Ballet and Tokyo Ballet, Guillem has played some iconic roles in ballets by Kenneth MacMillan, Maurice Béjart, Frederick Ashton, Wlliam Forsythe and Mats Ek. A Sadler's Wells Associate Artist since 2006, she has diversified as a dancer forging an undisputable reputation as a major force in the world of contemporary dance.

For this very special programme titled Life in Progress, she will dance two new works including technê, a solo with live musicians on stage, choreographed by Sacred Monsters creator Akram Khan. The second will be a duet entitled Here & After with Italian dancer Emanuela Montanari from La Scala, choreographed by Russell Maliphant who created the award-winning PUSH.

This last opportunity to see her dance on stage will also include Mats Ek's touching and poignant Bye which was made especially for her and performed as part of the 6000 miles away programme, and William Forsythe's Duo performed by two male dancers.

"You can't take your eyes of Guillem. The flair and virtuosity of her dancing stops you in your tracks"”

***** "Guillem could stand there and flex her feet and still be the most charasmatic performer on earth."”

***** "There are some moments that are so extraordinary, they defy physical logic."”

A Sadler's Wells London Production in co-production with China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Les Nuits de Fourviére and Sylvie Guillem.


Sylvie Guilem