Sadler’s Wells presents
Fri 24 February - Sat 25 February
“The message is clear: dance is cool” The Times
A Selection of world-class dance under one roof. The perfect weekend treat for dance-fans and families alike!
‘Dance: Sampled’ is a celebration of dance in all its forms, showcasing the very best of international dance talent from Argentina, Cuba, Holland, Spain and the UK in enticing bitesize performances as The Lowry comes alive with dance.
Experience some of the world’s finest dancers for just £15 a ticket, or £5 for children!
Lose yourself in the movement.
“A wonderful showcase of dance diversity” Time Out
Join us over the weekend to watch, take part and sample a breadth of local and international dance talent. Learn new skills in workshops, watch free performances throughout the building or even get involved in a dance improv battle!
Take a look at the programme of workshops and pop up performances here.
Acosta Danza: ‘Faun’
Carlos Acosta’s brand new company perform ‘Faun’ – a sensual reimagining by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui of Nijinsky’s ballet.
Don’t miss Acosta Danza at The Lowry 12-14 October (on sale soon)
Carlos Pons Guerra: 'Paradis'
Inspired by Jean Genet’s provocative play, ‘The Maids’, and performed by Northern Ballet dancers, Carlos toys with gender and performance as he delves into the darker side of femininity and power in this dark comedic ballet.
Don’t miss Carlos Pons Guerra’s company De Nada at The Lowry on 29 March.
Claudio Gonzalez y Julia Urruty
These former Argentinian world champion tango dancers bring the passion and sensuality of Argentina in a breathtakingly stunning and passionate tango.
Don’t miss Claudio and Julia in ‘Milonga’ at The Lowry 16-17 May
Winner of the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015, Connor rose to national recognition as a bright new talent in choreography. Connor presents a new piece of work exploring loneliness, nostalgia and joy.
dotdotdot: ‘I Come to my Body as a Question’
These three young British dancers are the new generation of flamenco dancing. The trio explore who we are and the cultures that shape us in this entrancing stripped-down flamenco.
Northern Ballet: ‘Casanova’
Be led into temptation with Casanova, a world of scandal and excess with the world’s most infamous lover. Don’t miss this tantalising preview of a brand-new ballet.
Don’t miss ‘Casanova’ at The Lowry 3-6 May
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: ‘Bayadère – The Ninth Life’
Pioneering choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh reimagines Petipa’s exotic ballet ‘La Bayadere’ to create a new vision that interweaves fiction with history and belongs to both India and Europe.
Don’t miss ‘Bayadère – The Ninth Life’ at the Lowry 28-29 September (on sale soon)
The Ruggeds: ‘Adrenaline’
A solid name in the b-boy game and 2015 World Champions. Their performances are filled with acrobatics, risks, music and energy as they push their physical limits and unlock our adrenaline.
If you like this, don’t miss ‘Breakin’ Convention’ at The Lowry on 19-20 May.
Dance: Sampled is part of The Movement, a dance producing partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, The Lowry and Sadler’s Wells. Supported by Arts Council England, The Movement aims to nurture talent and bring large scale dance productions to even wider audiences.