Sadler’s Wells is boosting the number of shows it will offer on its Digital Stage. The move comes as the company responds to COVID-19.
Content will include digital premieres on Facebook, a series of choreographies for film, and dance workshops for families and the over 60s.
“Sadler’s Wells has been a platform for artists for more than 300 years and we are determined to continue to bring you great dance even if our stages are dark,” said artistic director and chief executive Alistair Spalding.
“Our Digital Stage is open and in the coming weeks we will share dance you can enjoy wherever you are – from recordings of full performances to dance works made specifically for film and dance workshops you can take part in from home.”
Digital Stage’s new programme launches on World Theatre Day (27 March) with a Facebook premiere of Deluxe by BalletBoyz at 7:30pm.
Other performances will include a new version of Wilkie Branson’s dance for camera installation TOM, and Rumpelstiltskin from balletLORENT. Film choreographies include MADHEAD, directed by Ben Williams and choreographed by Botis Seva for National Youth Dance Company. Further shows will be announced soon.
The Family Dance workshop series is aimed at families with children aged two-to-six years old and commences on 1 April. Classes for the other sixties also start on 1 April.