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Press Release: New family activity available now for free via Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage

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New family activity available now for free via Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage  
Sadler’s Wells is delighted to announce a specially commissioned audio work designed for families from Charlotte Spencer Projects. All these things we can make is available from today, Thursday 1 April as part of Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage 

All these things we can make invites audiences to build (and de-construct) things with objects found in the home, through audio instructions and music. Audiences will also be able to download a complimentary Activity Pack with additional ideas for things to make, do, try and talk about 

Having been surrounded by the same four walls and objects at home during lockdown, All these things we can make allows families to see items in their own homes in a new and exciting way. The audio can be played from any device and is available via Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage at this linkThe transcript is available on screen in the video and is also available as a text document hereThis work is free to access. 

Charlotte Spencer, Director and Concept, said: 

It was an absolute pleasure to be invited by Sadler’s Wells to work on this commission for families. We were really keen to create an experience that families could explore together - that they could do in their own homes, that was playful and fun, that involved building things and moving and working together, rather than simply watching a screen.  

We hope that the weaving of audio instructions and music creates an absorbing, joyful, at times almost giddy experience; that it provides a little bit of time and space to connect differently with your home, that it comes into your body, swirls around and moves you. 

Robyn Cabaret, Producer, said: 

“We are all experiencing some form of screen fatigue and our relationship to home has changed significantly over the past year. We commissioned Charlotte to make an audio work that would provide families with a playful and buoyant experience to do together, that would help to enliven one’s home by giving a new perspective on their surroundings and connect with one another through doing and being.” 

“I loved it! I give it 10/10 because it was like a challenge and we had to complete it as afamily” Josiah (age 9)  

Charlotte Spencer Projects 
All these things we can make  
Available online from Thursday 1 April 2021 
Tickets: Free, available via www.sadlerswells.com 
Press images can be downloaded from http://media.sadlerswells.com. Please register your details to login. 

Direction & Concept: Charlotte Spencer  
Devised by: Charlotte Spencer & Petra Söör  
Sound Design: James Keane  
Music & Composition: James Keane & Tom Spencer  
Narration & Script Advisor: Antonia Grove  
With thanks to Paul Englishby at Crescent Studios, Brighton  
Images by Camilla Greenwell of Ben, Josiah (9), Talia (6) and Temitope Ajose-Cutting  

Families & Children Age 4+  
Duration: 30minutes plus bonus clear-up track 

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. All these things we can make is based loosely on Charlotte Spencer Projects’ previous work, Is this a Waste Land? - a performance through headphones for large disused urban spaces (2017).  

Notes to editors 

About Sadler’s Wells  
Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance organisation, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the best domestic and international dance to UK 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.  

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 its Digital Stage. 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’ own 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, and the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing.  

Sadler’s Wells also nurtures the next generation of talent through a range of artist development initiatives including its New Wave Associates programmes, its Wild Card initiative and the National Youth Dance Company. A further 30,000 individuals take part in its learning and engagement programmes each year.  

During the Covid-19 crisis, Sadler’s Wells has continued to connect with global audiences through its Digital Stage, an online programme of performances and workshops for people to watch at home. Since 27 March 2020, the programme has been enjoyed by audiences all over the world, generating over 5 million video views globally.  

On 17 May 2021, live dance returns to Sadler’s Wells, with performances for socially distanced audiences.  

Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England. www.sadlerswells.com 

Sadler’s Wells social media handles:  
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells 
Instagram: @sadlers_wells  
YouTube: Sadler’s Wells Theatre  

Charlotte Spencer Projects  
Our work is motivated by interests to engage with important social and ecological questions and to find ways to express those enquiries through intimate live encounters with audiences. We often make performances for unusual spaces in order to open new forms of conversation, and change how and where performances happen. Through each artistic project we strive to build community by inviting people to re-encounter their bodies and their environments through action and participation. We are perhaps best known for our performances through headphones:Is this a Waste Land?(2017)made for vast disused urban spaces;andWalking Stories(2013)a group audio walk for parks.  

Our work has been presented nationally and internationally with a wide variety of partners, in lots of different kinds of spaces including Dance Umbrella (2015 & 2017), Brighton International Festival, Greenwich Dance, Tramway - Dance International Glasgow, Siobhan Davies Dance, Coastal Currents - Hastings, Turner Contemporary - Margate, Jerwood Gallery - Hastings, Salisbury International Festival, Festival DDD - Portugal, Deep Roots Tall Trees - Corby, Big Green Week Bristol, Festival Plages Des Danse - France. We are currently working with Sadler’s Wells, Dance North, The Place, Wellcome Collection and South East Dance on new projects.  

For more information about Charlotte Spencer Projects:  
Instagram & Twitter: @C_S_Projects  
Facebook: /charlottespencerprojectspage  



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