The London theatre has revealed the spring season will feature three world premieres, more than 15 UK premieres and new creative partnerships involving artists from across the world.

Russell Maliphant Vangelis The Thread (

The spring 2019 season continues Sadler’s Wells’ tradition of presenting festivals that highlight diversity within today’s dance styles, artists and performers.

Three British companies; contemporary dance company Rambert, Marion Motin and English National Ballet will all present new work as part of the programme.

Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells’ artistic director and chief executive, said: “Our spring 2019 season is fittingly outward-looking and filled with new and innovative partnerships involving international dance artists.

“We’re delighted to be co-producers of a host of new shows within the programme, which are visually stunning, masterfully choreographed and skilfully performed. Most of all, as ever they offer us fascinating insights into the experiences, perspectives and creative influences of a varied range of artists from all over the world.”

Programme highlights

Productions will include a new collaboration from Russel Maliphant and Michael Hulls from 15th-17th March, titled The Thread, which has been inspired by Greek mythology and historic Hellenic dances.

Vessel, another new production, will see the lines blurred between humans and the environment, as Olivier Award-winning Damien Jalet collaborates with Japanese experimental sculptor, Kohei Nawa. The piece draws on the fact that the body is largely made up of water and will see seven dancers take to a stage flooded with more than 7,500 litres of water on 16th and 17th April.

Matthew Bourne’s Sadler’s Wells resident company, New Adventures, will present a re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet from the 7th-31st August, featuring some of Britain’s young dance talent.

Meanwhile, at the Peacock Theatre, the Phoenix Dance Company will re-envision the Rite of Spring, with choreographer Jeanguy Saintus on the 27th and 28th June. 

Booking information

Tickets for the Sadler’s Wells’ spring 2019 season will go on sale from 5th November.

Groups of eight or more can benefit from special rates at some performances. GTO’s should contact the theatre for more information.

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Image: Russell Maliphant Vangelis The Thread (Photo Credit: Nikiforos)