Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts present Dancing Nation

Available from 28 January 2021

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A day-long festival of world-class dance featuring new works and audience favourites from big-name artists and breakthrough talent in ballet, contemporary and hip-hop dance styles. Plus, go behind the scenes with celebrated broadcaster and Dancing Nation host Brenda Emmanus.

Programme includes: Akram Khan, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, Candoco Dance Company, English National Ballet, Far From The Norm, HUMANHOOD, Matsena Productions, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Natalia Osipova, Northern Ballet, Oona Doherty, Rambert and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance.

Note: Dancing Nation was due to be broadcast live from Sadler’s Wells on 14 January 2021. Following the UK government’s announcement that England has now entered ‘lockdown’, Dancing Nation has been pre-recorded, following UK government Covid-security guidance, and will be available to watch from Thursday 28 January.

How to watch

Dancing Nation will be available to watch in three hour-long programmes from Thursday 28 January for 30 days. UK viewers can watch via BBC iPlayer only, and international audiences from this page only.

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Photo: Johan Persson.
Costumes by Yann Seabra

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