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SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES NEXT DANCE PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOPS ON ITS DIGITAL STAGE DURING COVID-19 CANCELLATIONS 

 

Today Sadler’s Wells announced this weeks additions to its Digital Stage programme – a special matinee screening of balletLORENT’S Rumpelstiltskin this Friday 3 April, and the first dance at home workshops for families and older audiences.  

 

Rumpelstiltskin is the next production available to watch via Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook Premieres, part of its free online performance platform, Digital Stage. It will be available on Friday 3 April at 3pm UK time, in a special day time screening for families, via this link and then available to watch for seven days thereafter.  

 

Director Liv Lorent joins forces with poet Carol Ann Duffy to retell the story of Rumpelstiltskinan outsider shunned for being different. Stunningly beautiful, heart-warming and set in a spellbinding world of spinning wheels, kings and queens, Rumpelstiltskin is a mesmerising tale of love, loss and magical powers. With a score by Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, costumes designed by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones), and narration by actor Ben Crompton, Rumpelstiltskin is the perfect treat for families. BalletLORENT had originally been due to perform as part of Sadler’s Wells’ Family Weekend this Easter. 

 

The first of Sadler’s Wells’ new workshop series for audiences to dance along to at home is also available this week, from tomorrow Wednesday 1 April, with five workshops created to connect with younger children, and one workshop for older people 

 

Five family workshops created by Cherie Coleman, who runs Family Friday sessions at Sadler’s Wells, will be available to watch on the Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel from midday on Wednesday 1 April with more to be added in coming weeks. Aimed at children aged 2 to 6 years, the activities include balancing, jumping, rhythm, colours and animals to follow at home. The family workshops can be found online from midday tomorrow here.

There will also be workshops for older people aged over 60, inspired by Sadler’s Wells’ Company of Elders programme, with the first in the series available tomorrow, Wednesday 1 April. It is inspired by the Indian classical dance form bharatanatyam and hosted by choreographer Seeta Patel. The workshop can be found online from tomorrow afternoon here.

 

New dance content on Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage has been created in response to the cancellation of shows across its theatres as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, and aims to continue bringing dance to audiences through digital channels. The first in a series of Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres was Deluxe by BalletBoyz, which was made available on Friday 27 March at 7:30pm, the same time the work was due to be performed live at Sadler’s Wells. This work is available until Friday 3 April via the Sadler’s Wells official Facebook page. Upcoming performances include a new version of Wilkie Branson’s dance for camera installation TOM, which would have formed part of Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Edition in April. 

 

Further details, including all titles, dates and screening times, will be announced via Sadler’s Wells’ social media channels, and updated via this link on the Sadler’s Wells website: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/. 

 


Sadler’s Wells social media handles:  

Facebook: @SadlersWells  

Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells  

Instagram: @sadlers_wells  

 

About Sadler’s Wells 

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With a rich theatrical heritage of over three centuries, it offers a year-round programme of performances and learning activities. Its mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all. Its vision is to create, through dance, a depth of connection beyond borders, cultures and languages, so we see ourselves in each other.  

 

Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world and accessing its content through digital channels. Sadler's Wells commissions, produces and presents more dance than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 180 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today.  

 

Sadler’s Wells nurtures the next generation of talent through a range of artist development initiatives and reaches over 30,000 annually through its learning and engagement programmes. 

 

Located in Islington, north London, Sadler’s Wells’ current building is the sixth to have stood on site since entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established the theatre 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 having all started at Sadler's Wells. 

Sadler’s Wells is to open an additional mid-scale venue in east London in 2022. The new space will be at the heart of the East Bank project, a new cultural and education district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, which will also include BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. As well as a 550-seat auditorium, Sadler’s Wells’ new venue will include a choreographic centre and a hip hop theatre academy, the first of their kind in the world to be run by a theatre. 

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TUESDAY 7 APRIL 2020 

 

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES NEXT DANCE PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOPS ON ITS DIGITAL STAGE DURING COVID-19 CANCELLATIONS  

 

Today Sadler’s Wells announces this week’s additions to its Digital Stage programme – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s world-renowned company Rosas with her iconic piece, Rainand new dance workshops to try at home.  

 

Rain will be screened on Friday 10 April at 7:30pm UK time via Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook Premieres, part of its free online performance platform, Digital Stage. Rain will be available to watch via this link and then available to watch for seven days thereafter.  

 

Known for her appreciation of mathematical structure and the geometric use of space, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker pushes these concepts to their limits to form a deceptively simple piece, using layers repetition and variation. Each of the ten dancers plays a distinct role in their close group, before giving in to the power of the collective with an exuberant and playful camaraderie. Set to Steve Reich’s masterpiece, the minimalist Music for 18 Musicians, which is inspired by breath rhythms, the score is beautifully interpreted by Rosas’ long-term collaborator Ictus Ensemble. 

 

The Sadler’s Wells workshop series for audiences to dance along to at home also continues. This week on Wednesday 8 April, the second of the workshops for older adults aged over 60 will be available. Hosted by Lucia Caruso, this will be a flamenco themed workshop and can be found online via the Sadler’s Wells Facebook and YouTube channels. Five new family workshops for children aged 2 – 6 years will also be available to watch from Wednesday Aprilwith activities and themes including textures, shapes, sounds, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, to follow at home via Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel. 

 

New content on Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage has been created in response to the cancellation of shows across its theatres in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 and aims to continue bringing dance to audiences through digital channels. The first in a series of Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres was Deluxe by BalletBoyz, which was made available on Friday 27 March at 7:30pm. This was followed by balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin on Friday 3 April at 3pm in a special screening for families and is available to watch on Facebook and YouTube until Friday 13 April. Upcoming films include a new version of Wilkie Branson’s dance for camera installation TOM, which would have formed part of Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Edition in April.  

 

Further details, including all titles, dates and screening times, will be announced via Sadler’s Wells’ social media channels, and updated via this link on the Sadler’s Wells website: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/.  

 
Sadler’s Wells social media handles:   

About Sadler’s Wells  

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With a rich theatrical heritage of over three centuries, it offers a year-round programme of performances and learning activities. Its mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all. Its vision is to create, through dance, a depth of connection beyond borders, cultures and languages, so we see ourselves in each other.   

 

Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world and accessing its content through digital channels. Sadler's Wells commissions, produces and presents more dance than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 180 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today.   

 

Sadler’s Wells nurtures the next generation of talent through a range of artist development initiatives and reaches over 30,000 annually through its learning and engagement programmes.  

 

Located in Islington, north London, Sadler’s Wells’ current building is the sixth to have stood on site since entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established the theatre 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 having all started at Sadler's Wells.  

Sadler’s Wells is to open an additional mid-scale venue in east London in 2022. The new space will be at the heart of the East Bank project, a new cultural and education district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, which will also include BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. As well as a 550-seat auditorium, Sadler’s Wells’ new venue will include a choreographic centre and a hip hop theatre academy, the first of their kind in the world to be run by a theatre.  

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WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2020 

 

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES RUSSELL MALIPHANT & VANGELIS' THE THREAD AS PART OF ITS DIGITAL STAGE PROGRAMME

 

Today Sadler’s Wells announces this week’s additions to Digital Stage, its free online performance programme, presenting renowned choreographer Russell Maliphant and Oscar-winning composer Vangelis’ The Thread. In addition, new dance workshops are also available online to try at home.  

 

The Thread will be screened on Friday 17 April at 7:30pm UK time via Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook Premieres, and is available to watch live via this link and then stream for seven days thereafter.  

 

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant collaborates with Vangelis to create a contemporary dance piece inspired by traditional culture, which received its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells in Spring 2019. Inspired by ancient mythology and set to explosive electronic music, The Thread explores changing forms of traditional Greek dance.  

 

The acclaimed creative team behind the work also includes artistic conception from Georgia Iliopoulou, lighting by fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist - the acclaimed ‘choreographer of light’ - Michael Hulls, and costume design by award-winning London-based Greek fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou. 

 

The Sadler’s Wells workshop series for audiences to dance along to at home also continues. This week, the third of workshops for older adults is available from Wednesday 15 April, hosted by Po-Cheng Tsai, the Artistic Director of B.Dance. In the workshop, participants will learn a combination from one of his pieces for older dancers, Floating Flowers, recorded from his home in Taiwan. The workshop can be found online via the Sadler’s Wells Facebook and YouTube channels.  

Ten family workshops for children aged 2 – 6 years are also available to dance along to at home. Themed activities including textures, shapes, sounds, and colours, and storytelling based on fairy-tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, are available to follow via playlists on Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel

 

New content on Digital Stage has been created in response to the cancellation of shows across theatres in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, with Sadler's Wells continuing to bring dance to audiences through its digital channels. The first in a series of Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres was Deluxe by BalletBoyz, which was made available on Friday 27 March. This was followed on consecutive Fridays by balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin and Rain from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company, Rosas. Upcoming films include a new version of Wilkie Branson’s dance for camera installation TOM, which would have formed part of Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Edition in April.  

 

Further details, including all titles, dates and screening times, will be announced via Sadler’s Wells’ social media channels, and updated via this link on the Sadler’s Wells website: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage.  

Images can be downloaded via the Sadler’s Wells media library.   
 
Sadler’s Wells social media handles:   

Facebook: @SadlersWells 
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells 
Instagram: @sadlers_wells 
YouTube: Sadler’s Wells Theatre 
 

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ABOUT SADLER’S WELLS

Sadler's Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three centuries of theatrical heritage and a year-round programme of performances and learning activities, it is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where people of all backgrounds come to experience it – to take part, learn, experiment and be inspired.

 

Audiences of over half a million come to its London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world, and accessing its content through digital channels.

Sadler's Wells commissions, produces and presents more new dance work than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 160 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today.

 

It also nurtures the next generation of talent through research and development, running the National Youth Dance Company and a range of programmes including Wild Card, New Wave Associates, Open Art Surgery and Summer University. Sadler's Wells' learning and engagement activities reach over 25,000 annually through programmes that take dance out into the community and invite communities into the theatre. Projects include community productions and the renowned Company of Elders, its resident over-60s performance group, while events range from pre and post-show talks with dance artists to classes, workshops and assisted performances.

 

Located in Islington, north London, the current building is the sixth to have stood on site since entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established the theatre 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 having all started at Sadler's Wells.

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TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2020  

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES NEXT PERFORMANCES AND NEW CONTENT FOR ITS DIGITAL STAGE 

 

Today Sadler’s Wells announces the next four Facebook Premieres set for Digital Stage, its free online performance programme. Performances will be screened live on Fridays at 7:30pm UK time via Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook page, and are then available to watch on demand for seven days thereafter. 

 

Artists and companies performing include ballet superstar Natalia Osipova, Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, UK choreographer Alexander Whitley, and Sadler’s Wells’ Breakin’ Convention. Facebook Premiere dates and times are as follows:  

  • An evening with Natalia Osipova – Valse Triste, Qutb, and Ave Maria Friday 24 April at 7.30pm BST 
  • Breakin’ Convention – The Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra Friday 1 May at 7.30pm BST 
  • Alexander Whitley – 8 Minutes Friday 8 May at 7.30pm BST 
  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre – Moon Water Friday 15 May at 7.30pm BST 

Ballet superstar Natalia Osipova presents a trio of classical and contemporary works, showcasing the versatility and intensity that have been trademarks of her storied dance career. An evening with Natalia Osipova features Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Valse Triste, specially created for Osipova and American Ballet Theatre principal David Hallberg, alongside Ave Maria by Japanese choreographer Yuka Oishi set to the music of Schubert, both works originally featured in Osipova’s Pure Dance at Sadler’s Wells in 2018. The programme also features Qutb, a work created for Osipova by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in 2016 and performed with acclaimed dancers Jason Kittelberger and James O’Hara. An Evening with Natalia Osipova screens this Friday 24 April at 7.30pm and can be viewed via this linkQutb is presented courtesy of Illuminations and Sky Arts.   

 

On Friday, 1 May, the world’s biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin’ Convention, looks back to its 2018 edition, on the same weekend that this year’s festival was due to take place. Renowned for showcasing high calibre and diverse representations of hip hop dance theatre from around the world, in 2018 Breakin’ Convention featured an innovative collaboration with Jazz re:freshed, the prestigious live jazz organisation. Marking both Sadler’s Wells’ 20th anniversary, and the 15th anniversaries of both Breakin’ Convention and Jazz re:freshed, the partnership brought together musicians across jazz, hip-hop and beyond, providing original soundscapes and a score by Jason Yarde, to accompany five newly commissioned dance works. Artists and companies performing represented highlights from past Breakin’ Convention festivals, including The Locksmiths, The Ruggeds, Boy Blue, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Mufasa, Tanaya ‘Ice’ Martin and host Jonzi D, UK hip hop theatre pioneer and founder of Breakin’ Convention. The following day, Saturday 2 May, Breakin’ Convention also presents a virtual festival across its digital channels, featuring highlights from past festival programmes, workshops, talks, and wellbeing sessions, full details of which will be announced at a later date. 

 

On Friday 8 May, Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley presents 8 Minutes. Known for his groundbreaking use of technology, Whitley’s work combines film and dance in a breath-taking journey to the sun, in this unique collaboration with scientists from STFC RAL Space. This critically acclaimed production, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 2017, features a specially created score by the electro-acoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl and an installation of high-definition imagery from BAFTA award-winning visual artist Tal Rosner.  

 

World-renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre has visited Sadler’s Wells for over 20 years, stunning audiences with its unique aesthetic and choreography, most recently in February this year with 13 Tongues and Dust, works created by new Artistic Director Cheng Tsung-Lung, and founding Director Lin Hwai-Min, respectively. Set to Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello, Lin’s masterpiece Moon Water was first performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2002. Inspired by the Buddhist proverb ‘Flowers in a mirror and moon on the water are both illusive’, mirrors and gently moving water gradually fill the stage and reflects the dancers’ movements in a beautifully meditative performance. Moon Water screens on Friday 15 May.  

 

The Sadler’s Wells workshop series for audiences to dance along to at home also continues. This week, the fourth Company of Elders workshop for older adults is available on Wednesday 22 April, hosted by New Adventures Resident Artist Paul Smethurst. In the workshop, Paul will focus on New Adventures’ signature style of dance theatre, and will teach introductory swing moves, alongside adapted choreography from Matthew Bourne's much-loved production of Swan Lake

 

The following Wednesday 29 April, International Dance Day, the fifth Company of Elders workshop for older adults is presented by the Company of Elders Rehearsal Director Simona Scotto, who will lead a ballet-based session. All Company of Elders Workshops can be found online via the Sadler’s Wells Facebook and YouTube channels

 

This week also sees the premiere of a brand-new screen dance film featuring the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). Last summer, NYDC toured MADHEAD, a new production by the 2018-19 NYDC Guest Artistic Director Botis Seva, and this specially commissioned short film, directed by Ben Williams, is inspired by the full-length theatre work. MADHEAD sees 38 of the UK’s best young dancers fuse contemporary dance, physical theatre, hip-hop, and Seva’s unique choreographic style combining with the dancers’ energy and talent, to produce a unique and exhilarating film. MADHEAD is available to watch on demand via Sadler’s Wells YouTube page

 

Further details, including all titles, dates and screening times, will be announced via Sadler’s Wells’ social media channels, and updated via this link on the Sadler’s Wells website: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage.   

Images can be downloaded via the Sadler’s Wells media library
  
Sadler’s Wells social media handles:    

Facebook: @SadlersWells
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells  
Instagram: @sadlers_wells  
YouTube: Sadler’s Wells Theatre  

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thanks for the information Janet! Especially looking forward to seeing the mesmerising Natalia and the versatile Cloud Gate.

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TUESDAY 12 MAY 2020   
  

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCES BY WILKIE BRANSON & HUSSEIN CHALAYAN ON DIGITAL STAGE PROGRAMME
  
Today Sadler’s Wells announces the next two performances set for Digital Stage, its free online dance programme. Performances are screened live on Fridays at 7.30pm UK time via Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook page, and are then available to watch on demand on its Facebook or YouTube channels for one week thereafter.  

 

Artists and companies presented include award-winning choreographer, filmmaker and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson and British fashion designer and visual artist Hussein Chalayan:   

  • TOM – Wilkie Branson Friday 22 May at 7.30pm BST  
  • Hussein Chalayan – Gravity Fatigue Friday 29 May at 7.30pm BST  

A new version of the extraordinary dance-for-camera installation TOM is screened on Friday 22 May, 7.30pm. The latest movement creation from award-winning choreographer, filmmaker and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson, was set to form part of Sadler’s Wells Digital Edition in April 2020, and the film has been redeveloped specially 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. In this soul searching, poetic film, Branson explores storytelling using the hip hop language of b-boying, fusing it with cutting-edge technologies including animation, photogrammetry and chroma-key capture. Questions of innovation versus age-old wisdom collide in this dark and affecting journey of self-discovery, which explores issues of isolation, mental health and the perseverance of the human spirit. 

 

Hussein Chalayan is an internationally renowned fashion designer and visual artist whose work is known for innovative design, bold use of technology and elegant minimalism. Chalayan’s first theatrical work Gravity Fatigue received its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells in October 2015. Gravity Fatigue combined the visual creativity of his artistic concepts with contemporary dance, realised in partnership with award-winning choreographer Damien Jalet (Vessel, Babel), Yeast Culture's Nick Hillel, sound illustrators Mode-F and lighting designer Natasha Chivers. The production takes its inspiration from themes of identity and displacement, and the disconnection experienced in public spaces at moments of transition. Gravity Fatigue is presented on Friday 29 May at 7.30pm.  

 

Ahead of these newly announced performances, Moon Water from Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, is screened this Friday 15 May, 7.30pm. Audiences can tune into the performance or set a reminder to watch at https://sadl.rs/MoonWater. The performance is then available to watch on the Sadler's Wells Facebook and YouTube channels for the next week. 

 

The Sadler’s Wells workshop series for audiences to dance along to home also continues. New Company of Elders Workshops, designed for the adults over 60s but available to for everyone to try, are published on Wednesday mornings. This week, the new workshop is available from Wednesday 13 May. It is inspired by the Indian classical dance form Kathak, and hosted by Urja Desai Thakore, Artistic Director of Pagrav Dance Company. In the workshop, Urja introduces the technical part of Kathak, Nritta, as well as its expressive side, Nritya, with participants learning a series of hand gestures. 

 

Ten Family Workshops for children aged 2 – 6 years are also available to dance along to at home. Themed activities including textures, shapes, sounds, and colours, and storytelling based on fairy-tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. All workshops can be found online via the Sadler’s Wells Facebook and YouTube channels.  

 

New content on Digital Stage has been created in response to the cancellation of shows across theatres in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, with Sadler's Wells continuing to bring dance to audiences through its digital channels. Further details about the Digital Stage programme can be found via Sadler’s Wells social media channels, and updated via this link on the Sadler’s Wells website: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/sadlers-wells-digital-stage.    

 

Sadler’s Wells social media handles:     

Facebook: @SadlersWells 
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells   
Instagram: @sadlers_wells   
YouTube: Sadler’s Wells Theatre   
    

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Sorry, I've only just found this update in our inbox but the film should still be available.

 

Tonight's Screening of Wilkie Branson's TOM 

 

Tonight at 7.30pm, Sadler’s Wells will share Wilkie Branson’s TOM as part of Digital Stage.  

 

This is a new version of this extraordinary dance-for-camera installation which has been specially redeveloped from the original film for this 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, using the hip hop language of b-boying, and fusing it with cutting-edge technologies including animation, photogrammetry and chroma-key capture.  

Sadler’s Wells will release TOM on both its Facebook and YouTube channels simultaneously, so that audiences can experience the content in the platform that suits them. We encourage you to watch on YouTube, as there is the option within the settings to view the film at 1080p in HD, which is the highest quality experience for this content.  

 

You will need to ensure you select the 1080p HD setting within YouTube to watch it in this way. For details on how to do this, you can refer to this helpful tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezjGJ_GTBlo 

 

This HD experience is not available on Facebook. In response to increased usage during the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook has reduced its streaming resolution to increase bandwidth to the platform, resulting in a loss of definition for the user when watching video.  

You can watch the film on our YouTube channel at this link https://www.youtube.com/user/sadlerswells 

We hope you enjoy TOM. 

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New content on Digital Stage has been created in response to the cancellation of shows across theatres in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, with Sadler's Wells continuing to bring dance to audiences through its digital channels. Further details about the Digital Stage programme can be found via Sadler’s Wells social media channels, and updated via this link on the Sadler’s Wells website: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/sadlers-wells-digital-stage/.   

Sadler’s Wells social media handles:    

Facebook: @SadlersWells
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells 
Instagram: @sadlers_wells 
YouTube: Sadler’s Wells Theatre 
  

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Back in March, we were rehearsing a new production in Senegal with Pina Bausch Foundation and Ecole des Sables. 38 dancers from 14 African countries had come together to revive a masterpiece as it had never been seen before – Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring, created in 1975. It was going to be incredible. 

When Covid-19 forced the world into lockdown, we had to halt rehearsals and cancel performances. 

But before the lockdown rules came into effect the company had time for one last rehearsal. On the beach. In Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. At dusk. Set to Stravinsky's rousing music. Luckily a filmmaker captured the whole thing on camera. We knew we had to share something this special with the world… 

On 1 July from 12:00 pm BST, we're making Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring available to watch from Vimeo on Demand for 30 days. 

(Pre-order now or sign up to get a reminder on our website: https://sadl.rs/DancingAtDusk)

I can't get the link to work here, but if you go the you tube trailer below the link works from there.

 

 

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On 16/06/2020 at 14:30, Janite said:

Back in March, we were rehearsing a new production in Senegal with Pina Bausch Foundation and Ecole des Sables. 38 dancers from 14 African countries had come together to revive a masterpiece as it had never been seen before – Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring, created in 1975. It was going to be incredible. 

When Covid-19 forced the world into lockdown, we had to halt rehearsals and cancel performances. 

But before the lockdown rules came into effect the company had time for one last rehearsal. On the beach. In Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. At dusk. Set to Stravinsky's rousing music. Luckily a filmmaker captured the whole thing on camera. We knew we had to share something this special with the world… 

On 1 July from 12:00 pm BST, we're making Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring available to watch from Vimeo on Demand for 30 days. 

(Pre-order now or sign up to get a reminder on our website: https://sadl.rs/DancingAtDusk)

I can't get the link to work here, but if you go the you tube trailer below the link works from there.

 

 

 

A last rehearsal. On a beach at dusk. As the world was about to go into lockdown and go dark...  This is going to be incredibly poignant and bittersweet given that their world tour was postponed... Can't wait! 

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Press Release Tuesday 16 June 2020 

 

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES A NEW FILM CAPTURING A UNIQUE MOMENT IN THE RE-STAGING OF PINA BAUSCH’S THE RITE OF SPRING, AVAILABLE TO AUDIENCES ON ITS DIGITAL STAGE 

 

Sadler’s Wells today announces the next instalment in its Digital Stage offering, Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring, in partnership with Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables. 

 

 

 

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring offers a unique glimpse into the re-staging of Pina Bausch’s seminal 1975 work. Filmed as the world descended into lockdown, it captures the last rehearsal of a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, and documents a unique moment in their preparations for an international tour. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works, the film will be available to global audiences via Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage from Wednesday 1 July 2020, at the price of £5. 

 

This year, Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring was due to tour the world, in an international co-production between Sadler’s Wells (UK), Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), and École des Sables (Senegal), which should have opened in March 2020 in Dakar. However, just days before the premiere, all performances were cancelled as governments around the world banned public gatherings and began closing their borders due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   

 

The company seized the opportunity to conduct their last rehearsal on the beach near their base at École des Sables in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. Filmmaker Florian Heinzen-Ziob captured this unique moment in a stunning film, giving audiences a glimpse into a production not yet seen on stages around the world. 

 

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring will be available for audiences to rent online via Sadler's Wells Digital Stage from 12:00 pm BST on Wednesday 1 July at the price of £5 or currency equivalent. Proceeds will help support the artists, the future life of the production, and Sadler’s Wells. 

 

Audiences can subscribe online to register their interest here, or can pre-purchase a ticket to watch the film. The film will be available until Friday 31 July 2020.  

 

Sadler’s Wells is grateful for the generous support of its audiences during this challenging time. Those who would like to help further can make a donation to support our work at https://secure.sadlerswells.com/support/donate. 

 

Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, said: “We are so delighted to be able to bring this unique film to audiences across the world. Coronavirus has had a profound impact everywhere, and for us, has sadly resulted in the postponement of much of our work, including The Rite of Spring. Despite this, the company seized the opportunity to capture this powerful, one-of-a-kind moment, which feels very much in harmony with the spirit of Pina Bausch. Perhaps now more than ever, this type of international collaboration is how Sadler’s Wells responds best to the difficult times we are in, bringing our artists and audiences together once again”  

 

Germaine Acogny, Founder of École des Sables, said: “When I saw for the first time a complete run-through of the piece with these fabulous dancers who had managed to interiorise Pina’s choreography in spite of cultural and technical differences, I was deeply touched and moved and wished that Pina could have seen this powerful interpretation. I am sure she would have loved it.” 

 

Salomon Bausch, Executive Director, Pina Bausch Foundation said: “Bringing The Rite of Spring to the beach and shooting it just after sunset was a spontaneous reaction to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was the last moment of being together within a crisis surrounded by uncertainty. A moment of strength and self-empowerment but also fragile and of unique awareness, dancing on sand and with costumes for the very first time. I think we have all experienced Pina’s Sacre in a way we’ve never done before." 

 

#DancingAtDusk 
 

-ENDS- 

 

Notes to Editors 

 

Dancing at Dusk - A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring 

 

Dancers:  

Rodolphe Allui (Ivory Coast), Sahadatou Ami Touré (Benin), Anique Ayiboe (Togo), Korotimi Barro (Burkina Faso), D'Aquin Evrard Élisée Bekoin (Ivory Coast), Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi (Nigeria), Luciene Cabral (Cape Verde), Khadija Cisse (Senegal), Sonia Zandile Constable (South Africa), Rokhaya Coulibaly (Senegal), Inas Dasylva (Senegal), Astou Diop (Senegal), Serge Arthur Dodo (Ivory Coast), Franne Christie Dossou (Benin), Estelle Foli (Togo), Aoufice Junior Gouri (Ivory Coast), Zadi Landry Kipre (Ivory Coast), Bazoumana Kouyaté (Mali), Profit Lucky (Nigeria), Vuyo Mahashe (South Africa), Babacar Mané (Senegal), Vasco Pedro Mirine (Mozambique), Stéphanie Mwamba (Congo), Florent Nikiéma (Burkina Faso), Shelly Ohene-Nyako (Ghana), Brian Otieno Oloo (Kenya), Harivola Rakotondrasoa (Madagascar), Oliva Randrianasolo (Nanie) (Madagascar), Asanda Ruda III (South Africa), Tom Jules Samie (Togo), Amy Collé Seck (Senegal), Pacôme Landry Seka (Ivory Coast), Gueassa Eva Sibi (Ivory Coast), Carmelita Siwa (Benin), Armel Gnago Sosso-Ny (Ivory Coast), Amadou Lamine Sow (Senegal), Didja Kady Tiemanta (Mali), Aziz Zoundi (Burkina Faso) 

Film production:  

Director, Editor: Florian Heinzen-Ziob 
Production: polyphem Filmproduktion 
Cinematographer: Enno Endlicher 
Sound Engineer: Armin Badde 

Filmed before social distancing requirements were in place. 

 

The Rite of Spring 2020 Restaging, originally planned to premiere on 25 March 2020: 

 

Artistic Director: Josephine Ann Endicott  
Rehearsal Directors: Clémentine Deluy, ÇağdaşErmiş, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Barbara Kaufmann, Jorge Puerta Armenta, Julie Shanahan, Kenji Takagi 

 

The Rite of Spring (1975):

Choreography: Pina Bausch 
Music: Igor Stravinsky 
Set and Costume Design: Rolf Borzik 
Collaboration: Hans Pop 

 

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring is produced by Sadler’s Wells, Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables.  
 

The Rite of Spring / common ground(s) is A Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables & Sadler’s Wells production, co-produced with Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Festspielhaus, St Pölten; Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Théâtre de la Ville-Paris.   
 
The Rite of Spring / common ground(s) is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe Institut and kindly supported by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. 

The film production is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. 
 
Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring film is available to rent via Vimeo. Currencies accepted by Vimeo, with the respective price in that currency are: U.S. Dollar ($6.50), Pound (£5.00), Euro (€5,50), Canadian Dollar ($8.50), Australian Dollar ($9.00), Danish Krone (kr. 41,50), Japanese Yen (¥675.00), Norwegian Krone (kr 60.00), Polish Zloty (25.00 ), South Korean Won (₩7,500.00), Swedish Krona (60,00 kr), Swiss Franc (6,00 CHF). 

 

The staged production of The Rite of Spring will tour internationally in 2021 as part of a double-bill with a new work created and performed by Malou Airaudo and Germaine Acognycommon ground(s).  More information and tour dates will be available here.  

 

Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage 

Though our theatres remain dark, we will continue to connect with audiences through our Digital Stage. Since 27 March, our online programme of performances and workshops for people to watch at home has been enjoyed by audiences all over the world, with 2.6 million video views globally. All previously released workshops remain available online, including the full Company of Elders series - specially aimed at over 60s though anyone is welcome to join in - and ten themed family workshops for children aged 2 – 6 years old. All workshops are available to follow as playlists on Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel. Details of new content for Digital Stage audiences will continue to be announced with programme updates available on our website and social media channels. 

 

Sadler’s Wells social media handles:    

Facebook: @SadlersWells  
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells  
Instagram: @sadlers_wells  
YouTube: Sadler’s Wells Theatre  
 

About Sadler’s Wells   

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With a rich theatrical heritage of over three centuries, it offers a year-round programme of performances and learning activities. Its mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all. Its vision is to create, through dance, a depth of connection beyond borders, cultures and languages, so we see ourselves in each other.    

 

Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world and accessing its content through digital channels. Sadler's Wells commissions, produces and presents more dance than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 180 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today.   

 

Sadler’s Wells productions have toured to some of the most prestigious theatres and festivals around the world, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival in New York, the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and the Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow. These include Russell Maliphant’s multi award-winning production PUSH with Sylvie Guillem; Crystal Pite’s Polaris with Thomas AdèsGravity Fatigue, directed by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan; Sutra by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and sculptor Antony Gormley; Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala; productions by Carlos Acosta’s company Acosta Danza; Natalia Osipova’s Pure DanceBotis Seva’s BLKDOG and William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance 

 

Sadler’s Wells nurtures the next generation of talent through a range of artist development initiatives and reaches over 30,000 annually through its learning and engagement programmes.   

 

Located in Islington, north London, Sadler’s Wells’ current building is the sixth to have stood on site since entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established the theatre 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 having all started at Sadler's Wells.   

Sadler’s Wells is to open an additional mid-scale venue in east London in 2022. The new space will be at the heart of the East Bank project, a new cultural and education district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, which will also include BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. As well as a 550-seat auditorium, Sadler’s Wells’ new venue will include a choreographic centre and a hip hop theatre academy, the first of their kind in the world to be run by a theatre.  

About The Pina Bausch Foundation 

The Pina Bausch Foundation was established in 2009 shortly after the death of Pina Bausch by her son Salomon Bausch. The charitable foundation based in Wuppertal owns the rights to the works and choreographies of Pina Bausch along with the set and costume designs of Rolf Borzik and the extensive Pina Bausch archive. The foundation’s role is to carry Pina Bausch’s oeuvre forward into the future, to disseminate it and enable its performance. Preserving a work of choreographic art requires much more ongoing work than most other forms, as no sooner is it realised, it is gone again, and must be brought back to life on stage again with each performance.  

 

The Pina Bausch Archive, which consists first and foremost of production details and documentation, serves as a knowledge resource. This resource, combined with the unique knowledge of the Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble, is the basis for the continued performance of the pieces. For this process, it is not only important to pass on the knowledge continually to new dancers, but also to train people to pass this knowledge on.  

 

In recent years, dancers took on the role of stagers, transmitting choreographies directly to dancers within and outside the Tanztheater Wuppertal. Thus pieces have been rehearsed with companies such as the Bavarian State Ballet, the English National Ballet, the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the Paris Opera. The positive experiences from these transmission projects encouraged the Pina Bausch Foundation to mark its 10th anniversary by looking to the future and searching for new forms and objectives for the transferal of Pina Bausch’s works, thus widening access to them, under the heading ‘Reimagining Transmission’.  

About École Des Sables 

École des Sables is an international centre for traditional and contemporary African dances, a school for theoretical and practical teaching, a laboratory for research, and a space for meetings and exchanges, conferences and artistic residences.  

The school is dedicated to professional training for dancers from all over Africa in traditional and contemporary African dances. Its objectives are to professionalise African dancers, allowing them to be able to live from their art, and to encourage communication and collaboration between dancers, choreographers and companies from Africa and with the rest of the world; in short, to develop and promote contemporary African dance. Since 1998, the school has regularly organised professional training workshops gathering dancers and choreographers from Africa, the African diaspora and all over the world.  

 

École des Sables was created in 1998 by Germaine Acogny, considered as “the mother of contemporary African Dance”, and her husband Helmut Vogt. Germaine Acogny is the former director of Mudra Afrique (1977-1982), a pan-African school founded by Leopold Sedar Senghor and Maurice Béjart, which had the objective of giving a professional education to African dancers and citizens to make them become responsible and autonomous through the art.  

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This sounds great.  One of my favourite dance pieces.  

Why is half the press release scratched out?  

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I wish I knew Sim.  I've tried correcting it and it's not having any of it.

 

I'll have a think and have another go.  The trouble is that it looks fine till I have published it.

 

It is driving me around the bend.  I have deleted all the content and started again.

 

If anyone has got any ideas - please let me know!

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Asking for help!!

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How strange!   Being a techno moron I don’t think I can help.   Thanks for trying...it’s still perfectly legible!

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On ‎17‎/‎06‎/‎2020 at 17:32, Jan McNulty said:

The official press release:

 

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Press Release Tuesday 16 June 2020 

 

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES A NEW FILM CAPTURING A UNIQUE MOMENT IN THE RE-STAGING OF PINA BAUSCH’S THE RITE OF SPRING, AVAILABLE TO AUDIENCES ON ITS DIGITAL STAGE 

 

Sadler’s Wells today announces the next instalment in its Digital Stage offering, Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring, in partnership with Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables. 

 

 

 

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring offers a unique glimpse into the re-staging of Pina Bausch’s seminal 1975 work. Filmed as the world descended into lockdown, it captures the last rehearsal of a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, and documents a unique moment in their preparations for an international tour. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works, the film will be available to global audiences via Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage from Wednesday 1 July 2020, at the price of £5. 

 

This year, Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring was due to tour the world, in an international co-production between Sadler’s Wells (UK), Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), and École des Sables (Senegal), which should have opened in March 2020 in Dakar. However, just days before the premiere, all performances were cancelled as governments around the world banned public gatherings and began closing their borders due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   

 

The company seized the opportunity to conduct their last rehearsal on the beach near their base at École des Sables in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. Filmmaker Florian Heinzen-Ziob captured this unique moment in a stunning film, giving audiences a glimpse into a production not yet seen on stages around the world. 

 

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring will be available for audiences to rent online via Sadler's Wells Digital Stage from 12:00 pm BST on Wednesday 1 July at the price of £5 or currency equivalent. Proceeds will help support the artists, the future life of the production, and Sadler’s Wells. 

 

Audiences can subscribe online to register their interest here, or can pre-purchase a ticket to watch the film. The film will be available until Friday 31 July 2020.  

 

Sadler’s Wells is grateful for the generous support of its audiences during this challenging time. Those who would like to help further can make a donation to support our work at https://secure.sadlerswells.com/support/donate. 

 
 

 

This was announced so long ago that I'd almost forgotten about it, but now it's here!  (On Vimeo again, be warned!)

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Just a reminder in from Sadler's Wells:

 

Digital Highlights from Sadler's Wells

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Dancing at Dusk - A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring © polyphem Filmproduktion

Hi there, we hope that you are well. 

We wanted to get in touch to highlight some of the recent digital offerings created by Sadler's Wells in a series of creative partnerships. 

Filmed in Lockdown is a series of new works commissioned for BBC Culture in Quarantine by Arts Council England and BBC Arts. Sadler’s Wells has provided production and editorial support for three of the films commissioned as part of the series, created by some of the most exciting dance artists working today. In Mimbre's The Sofa Dance, 30 acrobats twist frustration into a showcase of absurdity and beauty while stuck at home;  Flying Home from BirdGang Ltd features six isolated dancers embarking on a choreographic journey of self-discovery; and in Can't Kill Us All, Far From The Norm highlight one man’s mental unrest as he deals with two global pandemics.

A forthcoming collaboration with BBC Films, BBC Arts, Academy Films and Artangel was announced last week. The world premiere of STRASBOURG 1518, the latest film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth, Under The Skin, The Fall) will take place on BBC Two at 10pm on Monday 20 July, inspired by a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago. The film is part of BBC Arts Culture In Quarantine and will be available to review under embargo ahead of Monday 20 July - please get in touch if you'd like more information. 

Currently available on our Digital Stage is Dancing at Dusk - A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring. The film offers a unique glimpse into the rehearsal process for the re-staged production of Pina Bausch’s 1975 work, The Rite of Spring, which was due to tour this Spring in an international co-production between Sadler’s Wells (UK), Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), and École des Sables (Senegal). However, just days before the premiere in Dakar, all performances were cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The film is available until Friday 31 July - you can watch it at this guest link.   

If you have any questions, please contact the press team via
  liz.wallace@sadlerswells.com.

With best wishes, 
Sadler's Wells

 

 

 

 


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Have you accidentally clicked the strike through button on your PC, Jan?

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2 hours ago, capybara said:

Have you accidentally clicked the strike through button on your PC, Jan?

 

 

No, it's doing my head in.  Sometimes the bottom half of a press release just formats as "strike through".  I have tried taking the words direct from a press release email, from the attached document version if there is one, copying it into Pages (Apple's WP) and reformatting it (several times) - the strike through doesn't appear in the document - and copying it into word and reformatting.

 

If anyone has got any suggestions, please let me know!!

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I know that it (strike through) has happened before on Releases, but this one is looking fine to me.

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3 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

If anyone has got any suggestions, please let me know!!

 

Jan, this has happened to me as well.  Following experimentation I came to the conclusion that it may well have to do with square brackets (i.e., [  ]) enclosed aside certain letters.  I have always found if I remove them, i.e., the squares,  it seems to do the trick.  

 

Just a suggestion.  You, of course, know MUCH better than I.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bruce Wall said:

 

Jan, this has happened to me as well.  Following experimentation I came to the conclusion that it may well have to do with square brackets (i.e., [  ]) enclosed aside certain letters.  I have always found if I remove them, i.e., the squares,  it seems to do the trick.  

 

Just a suggestion.  You, of course, know MUCH better than I.  

 

 

 

I don't Bruce but I've saved the offending email so I shall give that a go!  Thank you.

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Strasbourg 1518

Strasborg 1518 © Academy Films / BBC

 

 

While our theatres remain closed, we are thrilled to continue bringing stunning dance to our Digital Stage and beyond.

We have teamed up with the BBC to bring you dance for the whole family, whether you want to get involved or just sit back and enjoy. 

Three stunning pieces showcase responses to the pandemic from a host of acrobats and dancers, and Strasbourg 1518 takes inspiration from a historical account of mass dance hysteria. Jordan Douglas (Far From The Norm) takes us on a table top adventure as part of BBC Ten Pieces, and go behind-the-scenes with Kate Prince to find out about the creation of Message in a Bottle.

This is your last chance to see Dancing at Dusk, a serene re-staging of Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works, filmed as the world descended into lockdown.

 

Culture in Quarantine

Ruby Gaskell © The Sofa Dance by Mimbre

 

 

BBC Culture in Quarantine

Taking inspiration from lockdown and the global pandemic, join groups of acrobats and isolated dancers in these topical films. Featuring Far From The Norm / Botis Seva, Mimbre and BirdGang Ltd.  

 
Strasbourg 1518

Strasborg 1518 © Academy Films / BBC

 

 

 

Strasbourg 1518

From Sadler's Wells and Artangel, watch the short film by acclaimed director Jonathon Glazer (Birth, Under the Skin) on BBC iPlayer.

Based on the true story of a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of a city and caused citizens to dance themselves to death.

 
imagine...

Kate Prince & Alan Yentob © BBC Studios / Jim Ashcroft

 

 

 

imagine... Kate Prince: Every Move She Makes

From 10.45pm, Thu 30 July

Go behind-the-scenes in this BBC documentary following Kate Prince and her company, ZooNation, as they create Message in a Bottle.

 
Ten Pieces

Jordan Douglas, Ten Pieces © BBC

 

 

 

Ten Pieces with Jordan Douglas

Get the whole family involved with this fun movement activity from Jordan Douglas (Far From The Norm) in association with Sadler's Wells.

 
Dancing at Dusk

Dancing at Dusk © Polyphem Filmproduktion

 

 

 

Last chance to see Dancing at Dusk

Until 12.00pm BST, Fri 31 July

There is not long left to watch this stunning re-staging of Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring. If you missed your complimentary Membership viewing period, don’t miss the opportunity to order what might be the most captivating film you watch over lockdown.

#DancingAtDusk

 

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On 17/06/2020 at 17:32, Jan McNulty said:

The official press release:

 

TGV0dGVyaGVhcmRKcGVnIC0gQ29weS5qcGc=

 

Press Release Tuesday 16 June 2020 

 

SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES A NEW FILM CAPTURING A UNIQUE MOMENT IN THE RE-STAGING OF PINA BAUSCH’S THE RITE OF SPRING, AVAILABLE TO AUDIENCES ON ITS DIGITAL STAGE 

 

Sadler’s Wells today announces the next instalment in its Digital Stage offering, Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring, in partnership with Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables. 

 

 

 

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring offers a unique glimpse into the re-staging of Pina Bausch’s seminal 1975 work. Filmed as the world descended into lockdown, it captures the last rehearsal of a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, and documents a unique moment in their preparations for an international tour. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works, the film will be available to global audiences via Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage from Wednesday 1 July 2020, at the price of £5. 

 

 

 

Just to say that, if I've recalled correctly, your payment allows you access to the film for 48 hours, so might as well buy now and get your full money's worth, since it stops being available at the end of the month!

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