Made at Sadler’s Wells

Sunday 23 June 2013 :The first show of the Sadler’s Sampled festival


For the opening of its new festival, Sunday 23th June, Sadler’s Wells Theatre presented a taster menu of some of the world’s greatest dance, at an affordable price.

This show was a great opportunity for people passionate about dance as well as newcomers who want to discover this world and have a good time. As someone new to London as an intern at Danceworks this was an opportunity for me to sample great current British dance.

First on was Russell Maliphant who amazed the  audience with his technique based on lights, and even if only one dancer was on stage, the performance was full of energy and entertainment.  

Then, the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui,  presented  a beautiful duet, took us into on Stephane Mallarme’s poem with the atmosphere he created with  the choice of music and the stage background decorated like a wood.

To close the show, we were treated to a collaboration between composer Mark Anthony Turnage and choreographers Wayne McGregor and Mark Wallinger danced by ten performers of the Random Dance. This gave a dynamic end to an incredible show.  

Laurine, DW staffer