Sadler's Wells Digital Stage has announced the new phase of its online offer, an ambitious programme of content that includes digital premieres of full-length dance performances, screendance – choreography designed for film – and new dance workshops, which have been specially created for families with young children, and the over-60s, to take part in at home.
The programmes are available on Sadler's Wells Facebook page and can be viewed for seven days after first streamed
Friday 22 May at 7.30pm – Wilkie Branson, TOM
Award-winning choreographer, filmmaker and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson has redeveloped TOM especially for this Digital Stage presentation. Set in a hinterland between the civilised world and the wilderness, TOM tells the story of one man’s journey to rediscover who he really is. Branson explores storytelling using the hip-hop language of b-boying, fusing it with cutting-edge technologies including animation, photogrammetry and chroma-key capture.
Friday 29 May at 7.30pm – Hussein Chalayan, Gravity Fatigue
Best known, perhaps, as a fashion designer, Hussein Chalayan is also a visual artist, whose work is characterised by innovative design, bold use of technology and elegant minimalism. Gravity Fatigue was his first work for the stage, and premiered at Sadler's Wells in October 2015. A collaborative piece, it brought together the various talents of award-winning choreographer Damien Jalet, Yeast Culture's Nick Hillel, sound illustrators Mode-F and lighting designer Natasha Chivers. Its theme is one of identity and displacement.
Available until Thursday 28 May – Moon Water by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
A favourite with Sadler's Wells audiences for 20 years, Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan performs Moon Water, a beautifully meditative work by its founder director Lin Hwai-Min, inspired by the Buddhist proverb ‘Flowers in a mirror and moon on the water are both elusive.
Sadler’s Wells is also streaming dance films specially created for the screen. MADHEAD, a film directed by Ben Williams and choreographed by Botis Seva for National Youth Dance Company is now available on demand via the Sadler's Wells YouTube page.
Sadler’s Wells programme of online workshops is now in full flow, and includes a family workshop featuring 10 different movement activities for children aged two to six to follow at home.
Their grandparents have not been forgotten: workshops specifically for older generations, inspired by Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders, continue, led by a variety of international artists, including Clara Andermatt, Seeta Patel, Alessandra Seutin and New Adventures’ resident artist Paul Smethurst.
Full details of the programme will be announced gradually through the Sadler's Wells Digital Stage website.
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27 Mar 20 – 01 Jun 20, 19:30 Dur.: varies with each programme