At Sadler's Wells 7 – 31 August.
Breakin' Convention, the hugely popular celebration of all things hip hop, returns to Sadler's Wells.
Sadler's Wells' Breakin' Convention remains as fresh today as when it started 15 years ago. For its 2019 iteration host Jonzi D, a Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, has assembled a new line-up of stage performers, as well as workshops, taster sessions, dance circles and free activities throughout the building.
3 – 5 May. Full details and tickets here
San Francisco Ballet, a vibrant, highly technical and innovative company, are rare visitors to these shores – one more reason not to miss their ten day visit to Sadler's Wells in May. They bring no less than four programmes with works by such international luminaries as Alexei Ratmansky, Cathy Marston, Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
29 May – 8 June. Full details and tickets here
Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Sadler's Wells (once their home theatre) with two distinct programmes.
Hobson's Choice, set in Edwardian Salford, is choreographed by David Bintley and marks the end of his long stint ad BRB's Artistic Director.
28-29 June. Full details and tickets here
The second of BRB's two programmes, [Un]leashed, is a mixed bill of work by women choreographers: new works by Didy Veldman and Ruth Brill and a revival of Jessica Lang's Lyric Pieces.
25 – 26 June. Full details and tickets here
Rambert assembles a mouth-watering triple bill of works by very distinct choreographers. Wayne McGregor's early work PreSentient, set to Steve Reich music, is paired off with Hofesh Shechter's 2007 In Your Rooms, an intense blend of the personal and the political. Rounding off the programme is a piece from hip hop dance maker Marion Motin, who's perhaps best known for her work with Christine and the Queens.
14 – 18 May. Full details and tickets here
From China comes a truly original take on Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, courtesy of choreographer Yang Liping.
Blending Stravinsky's score with original compositions inspired by Tibetan music, Yang Liping's Rite of Spring marries contemporary dance with traditional Yunnan folk elements. The list of collaborators includes Oscar-winning designer Tim Yip.
9 – 11 May. Full details and tickets here
Yet another Rite of Spring hits the Sadler's Wells stage, this time courtesy of Phoenix Dance Theatre, as part of an eclectic double bill. Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus draws on the Rite's original theme of ceremony and sacrifice with contemporary inflection. The second piece is a revival of Robert North Troy Game, a parody of machismo.
27 – 28 June. Full details and tickets here
|What||Sadler's Wells Spring 2019 – May/August Highlights|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
01 May 19 – 31 Aug 19, 19:30:00 Dur varies according to show