The auditorium of Sadler's Wells Theatre may have gone dark, but these challenging times aren't stopping Clekernwell's world-renowned performing arts venue from bringing spectacular contemporary dance to the masses.
Sadler's Wells is bringing full-length dance performances straight to your living room via its Digital Stage. The fun kicks off on World Theatre Day (that's Friday 27 March, FYI) with an exclusive online screening of Deluxe by BalletBoyz. Tune in via the Sadler's Wells Facebook page at 7.30pm — the same time the live performance was scheduled to go ahead — to see them in action.
Other upcoming performances include a new version of TOM — a dance for camera installation by Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Artist Wilkie Branson — and balletLORENT's twisted take on Rumplestiltskin. Sadler's Wells has said that it will also share dance films specifically created and choreographed for the screen, including the exhilarating Madhead from National Youth Dance Company.
You'll also have the chance to bust a move yourself, courtesy of the venue's Take Part initiative. Sadler's Wells is helping both children and the elderly stay active and experience the joy of dance while staying at home via a series of online workshops.
From next week, the venue's Youtube channel will host sessions specifically tailored to the over-6os, inspired by Sadler’s Wells’ Company of Elders programme and hosted by an array of international dance artists.
Got kids? You can also access a session of 10 different movement activities for children aged 2 to 6 years, created by leader of the venue's popular Family Friday sessions, Cherie Coleman. Both workshops launch on Wednesday 1 April.