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Sadler's Wells Is Dance
     

Sadler's Wells Is Dance

by Sadler's Wells Theatre (Compiler)
 

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Sadler’s Wells is the world’s leading dance house. Sadler’s Wells has developed new audiences for dance, this powerful and emotive art, for performances shown within its theatre spaces and outside – in fact around the world. What makes Sadler’s Wells different is its determination to nurture world class artists like Akram Khan, Sylvie

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Sadler’s Wells is the world’s leading dance house. Sadler’s Wells has developed new audiences for dance, this powerful and emotive art, for performances shown within its theatre spaces and outside – in fact around the world. What makes Sadler’s Wells different is its determination to nurture world class artists like Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem, Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne, Jasmin Vardimon, the Ballet Boyz and Hofesh Shechter, using its unique vision, style and creativity to put together choreographers, dancers, lighting and stage designers, composers and other artists to make dance that is wildly exciting, new and different.

Sadler’s Wells Dance House looks at the making of some of the most iconic dance works of this century and into the mix of dancers, choreographers and creators Sadler’s Wells has helped inspire. Including insightful analysis of this phenomenon by Sarah Crompton, arts editor in chief and dance critic for the Sunday Telegraph, and color photographs of many of those works, Sadler’s Wells Dance House gives a clear view both of the creative process of the Sadler’s Wells artists and of the role this legendary theatre has played in remaking and reshaping dance for the 21st century.

Selected as a 'Illustrated Book of the Week' by the Daily Mail (May 2013)

"A fascinating guide to the state of contemporary dance in Britain... Reading Crompton’s thoughtful, immensely knowledgeable descriptions of the conception and production of successful works as diverse as Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant’s astonishing Push and Matthew Bourne’s witty Nutcracker feels like having an informed chat with her in the interval... On almost every page of Sadler’s Wells: Dance House there is a description of a performance that makes one want to race to buy tickets for something – anything – at Sadler’s Wells; there cannot be a higher recommendation for the book." - Telegraph

"[Sadler's Wells'] role at the cutting edge of modern dance is expertly traced in this beautiful book." - Daily Mail

"[A] great summer read." - Ballet Bag

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849430623
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Sarah Crompton was born in Manchester and educated at Oxford and Cardiff. She is dance critic and arts editor in chief of the Daily Telegraph.

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