Sadler's Wells Presents

Sadler's Wells Presents is a programme of short masterpieces produced by Sadler's Wells and created by some of its world class Associate Artists. It is the ideal opportunity to see three virtuoso dance performances by some of the world's most cutting edge choreographers, all in one night.

Celebrated contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents his exquisite duet, Faun, a reinvention of Nijinsky's famous ballet L'après-midi d'un faune which stunned audiences and critics alike when it premiered at Sadler's Wells in 2009 as part of their celebration of the Ballets Russes. Set to an original score by Claude Debussy, with additional music by acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney.

Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang's AP15 won a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013 when it was performed as part of Breakin' Convention at the Apollo in Harlem. Their lighting sharp martial arts quick movements create an atmosphere of hightened tension as they mirror each other in a feverish pas de deux.

Olivier Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite's A Picture of You Falling is a duet for a man and a woman. It centres on Pite's fascination with the shared narratives that live in our bodies - the familiar repetitive storylines move across cultures and generations, and the body's role as illustrator.

"A gleaming little wonder of a work which should be seen again"”
"AP15 showed hip hop as a dialogue between equals. It is so laden with sudden effects - whiplash movements and lighting that transform each dancer from a silhoutte to a three dimensional person"”
"Pite's choreography is drive by a relentless curiosity. What lies beneath, she asks. What is the story that our bodies tell? If the question is unanswerable, the asking of it is unforgettable"
THE OBSERVER (on A Picture of You Falling)
A Sadler's Wells London production. Faun was co-produced with Théâtre National de Chaillot, Monaco Dance Forum, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Mercat de Les Flors, Opéra de Dijon and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.


Made at Sadler's Wells