Danse Élargie: Dance Expanded

11 & 12 October 2019

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


You have ten minutes and performances should feature at least three performers. These are the only rules given to artists competing in Danse Élargie.

Every two years, artists all walks of creative life - including dance, spoken word, visual arts, circus and even philosophy - take on the challenge set by competition creator and contemporary dance's rebel Boris Charmatz: to change the face of dance. See the highlights here in London, as we bring you 2018s' winners alongside previous competition highlights. 

Sadler’s Wells now plays host to the three 2018 winners, Elsa Chêne’s playfully sinister MUR/MER, the cinematic Family Honour from former Wild Card curator Kwame Asafo-Adjei and Ousmane Sy’s female-driven Queen Blood, alongside a pick of the finalists, including a 2016 edition winner, (LA) HORDE, with their jumpstyle To Da Bone, Jusung Lee’s Eye, Clémentine Vanlerberghe’s and Fabritia D'Intino’s Plubel and Pietro Marullo’s Wreck – List of extinct species.

Expect the unconventional, the pioneering and the provocative as we invite you to expand your expectations of what dance can be.

Part of FranceDance UK
Supported by the Institut français as  

With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Théâtre de la Ville - Paris

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R