Elixir Festival 2020

19 & 20 June 2020 Please note these performances have been cancelled

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note these performances have been cancelled.  This page will be removed once all bookers have been contacted.

See internationally renowned older artists come together to perform new commissions and existing work by some of the most exciting choreographers working in dance today

The evening features four newly commissioned works making their world premiere as part of Elixir 2020 alongside an extract from a much-celebrated masterpiece

Working with three older and three younger dancers, Ben Duke creates a funny and moving intergenerational piece. A regular feature of Elixir Festival, the Olivier Award nominated Elixir Ensemble, return to the festival with a new work created by Nicole Beutler.  

The final commission is an exciting collaboration between Company of Elders, Sadler’s Wells’ resident inspirational over-60s performance company, and National Theater & Concert Hall, Taipei, working with B.DANCE. In Floating Flowers, in memory of choreographer Tsai Po-cheng’s father, dancers represent lanterns floating on water, depicting the transience of life and death. This award-winning piece celebrates cultural exchange between two international groups of older non-professional dancers.

Louise Lecavalier completes the programme with an extract of her stunning piece So Blue, in which she risks all in the high-voltage atmosphere of this radical, raw, and haunting work set to the visceral music of Mercan Dede.

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

In line with government guidance, Sadler’s Wells continues to present performances to socially distanced audiences. Read more