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Press Release: Alias presents Sideways Rain UK Premiere at Sadler's Wells

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Alias - Sideways Rain

UK Premiere

Thursday 15 & Friday 16 November 2012

Performances at 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 - £22

Ticket Office: 0844 412 4300 or www.sadlerswells.com


Award-winning contemporary dance company Alias presents the UK premiere of Sideways Rain at Sadler’s Wells on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2012.

Based in Geneva and led by choreographer and director Guilherme Botelho, Alias has produced more than 20 new works and performed in Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America to critical acclaim.

Sideways Rain is a metaphor for the primal energy running through all living things. Performed by 16 dancers, they walk, run, fall, rise, stop and then start again, depicting the evolution of man and the human urge to constantly change and move forwards. Set to a chillingly hypnotic score by Mexican artist Fernando Corona (best known as Murcof), Sideways Rain is a powerful visual examination of human nature.

Guilherme Botelho was born in São Paulo. He moved to Geneva in his late teens and spent ten years as a dancer, performing with the ballet company at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Deciding he preferred to create new work rather than perform existing pieces, he founded his company, Alias. The company is an associate of both the Théâtre Forum Meyrin and the Théâtre du Crochetan in Geneva.

Guilherme Botelho is regularly invited to create new work for companies around the world. He recently created Do Not Go Gently and Bocejo inutil for the Ballet of the Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador da Bahia, and Arrow for the Bern Ballet. He restaged his piece Vaguement derrière under the title Reise ins Verborgene with the Ballet Bielefeld and created a new production of Romeo and Juliet for the 30th anniversary of the Ballet Junior de Genève, where he was an associate artist from 2008 to 2010.

Sideways Rain, which was created in 2010, is one of the company’s biggest hits, attracting enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim in theatres and festivals worldwide.

“Hypnotic. Striking. Oppressive. Fascinating.” Le Temps

Contains some nudity

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