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Press Release: Sadler’s Wells presents work for the first time at Wilderness Festival

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Sadler’s Wells presents work for the first time at Wilderness Festival an award-winning arts festival in Oxfordshire on Friday 5 August 2016 with a diverse double bill in The Atrium.


Sadler’s Wells double bill opens with Julie Cunningham’s We shall see the sky which unites spoken word poetry with dance through physical explorations of poems by author and poet Kate Tempest. Cunningham’s performers use rhythmic connections to uncover themes of identity and place within the two opposing art forms.

Julie Cunningham is a dancer and choreographer and has worked with Merce Cunningham in New York and Michael Clark in London. Julie is a Merce Cunningham Trust Fellow for 2016 and the inaugural Leverhulme Choreography Fellow with Rambert for 2016/17.

We shall see the sky was commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance for ‘What Remains... Festival 2016’ and the work was supported by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership.

Completing the bill, Sadler’s Wells presents AYIN by Ceyda Tanc DanceAYIN explores the ideas of ritual and the search for love or acceptance, whether that be human, physical or spiritual.

Ceyda Tanc Dance is a female contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Ceyda Tanc. Influenced by traditional Turkish folk dance, the dance style of Tanc’s heritage Ceyda Tanc Dance utilises the virtuoso movements of the male Turkish dancers on the female bodies, which creates a unique movement vocabulary. Ceyda is currently an Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh.

Wilderness Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 August 2016
Tickets: www.wildernessfestival.com

Sadler’s Wells at Wilderness Festival
The Atrium
Friday 5 August 2016

Notes to Editor:

About Sadler’s Wells
Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre’s acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap.

Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 100 new dance works to the stage and its award-winning commissions and collaborative productions regularly tour internationally. Sadler’s Wells supports 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies, an Associate Company and two International Associate Companies. It also nurtures the next generation of talent through its New Wave Associates and Summer University programmes, its Wild Card initiative and hosting of the National Youth Dance Company.

Located in Islington, north London, the current theatre is the sixth to have stood on the site since it was first built by Richard Sadler in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since, with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera all having started at Sadler’s Wells. Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England. 

About Wilderness Festival
Wilderness is an award-winning arts festival set deep in the Oxfordshire countryside boasts a stellar, multi-dimensional programme. At Wilderness you are cordially invited to enjoy long table feasts from headline chefs, open-air theatre, classical music and orchestral performances, contemporary dance, internationally renowned musicians, outdoor pursuits, yoga and meditation, craft workshops, talks, debates, late night parties, a luxurious spa and a whole lot more. The magic occurs in the rolling parkland of Cornbury Estate, under the ancient trees, with a majestic lake at its centre. Come and join us in the Wilderness.

Adult 4-day Tickets from £164+bf (Child tickets £5)
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