Page extent: 128
ISBN: 9781849430623
Binding: PaperBack

Sadler's Wells Dance House

Sarah Crompton

PaperBack (02 May 2013)

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 colour 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)

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781849430623
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 128



'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