The Associates — Crystal Pite / Kate Prince / Hofesh Shechter

5 - 8 Feb 2015

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists represent some of the most dynamic and exciting talent working in contemporary dance today. For this very special programme, three of the Associates present new and critically acclaimed work.

Sadler’s Wells’ newest Associate Artist, Crystal Pite, will present A Picture of You Falling – 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 that move across cultures and generations, and the body’s role as illustrator.

"Pite is an image maker of rare distinction”
The Australian

Inspired by the complex beauty of baroque music Associate Artist, Hofesh Shechter, presents new work, the barbarians in love, a sparse world in which six dancers move with mathematical precision and passion. The stage is stripped back to reveal Shechter’s choreography at its most elegant and intimate as the work trembles with emotion residing within the order.

"Shechter is a true original”
The Guardian

Completing the bill is a brand new work, SMILE, choreographed and performed by Tommy Franzén, and directed by Associate Artist Kate Prince (ZooNation). Inspired by the song Smile, originally composed by Charlie Chaplin, the piece looks behind the smiling face of one of the world's greatest entertainers.

"Kate Prince’s choreography hits the mark every time”
The Observer

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells


Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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