Dance: Sampled (February 2018)

Sadler's Wells presents

The Lowry comes alive with dance in February 2018!
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre

This performance is:

  • Accessible
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Family
  • Inspiring
A celebration of dance in all its forms, showcasing the very best of international dance talent in enticing bitesize performances. Watch the show and join in, with a day jam-packed full of dance activities for all ages.

Including one of Spain's biggest flamenco dancers, a juggling circus dance troupe and an African-infused explosion of colour and dance.

What can you expect to see? 

Scottish Ballet perform the famous duet from 'The Nutcracker' and an extract from contemporary ballet 'Sibilo'.

Phenomenal hip-hop from Far From The Norm

A colourful fusion of African Dance and Club Styles in The Headwrap Diaries

Flamenco superstar Jesús Carmona

Mind-blowing circus skills in Gandini's Juggling's 'Smashed'

Contemporary dance from BBC Young Dancer 2017 winner Nafisah Baba and duo Humanhood

Perfect for anyone who loves dance or those who want to delve further into what dance has to offer, lose yourself in the movement of Dance: Sampled. Experience all this for just £10 a ticket for adults and £5 for children. 

‘A wonderful showcase of dance diversity.’ Time Out

Additional Information

No runtimes available at present.

Dance:Sampled Extras

Workshops and activities across the day on Sat 17 February!

Ticketed events & workshops

11.00am: Film - Happy Feet (Hexagon Room)
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! 

11.00am: Tap - Beginners Taster Session (Pier Eight Rooms)
Join Sole Rebel Tap for a fun introduction session in tap dance. A chance to learn new steps & sequences through creativity, playfulness & musicality of tap.

12.00pm: Tap - Intermediate Session (Pier Eight Rooms)
Join Sole Rebel Tap for the improvers session, suitable for tap-dancers with more experience. Those who want to refine & improve their skills, or wish to explore the new rhythms & techniques of rhythm tap. 

12.00pm: Hip Hop Beginners Taster Session (Compass Room)
Learn the very basic fundamentals of breakdancing. Go through basic top rocks, get downs, footworks and freezes. It will be fun, energetic and easy to learn!

12.15pm: Flamenco Taster Session (Quays Bar)
Discover the rhythm of flamenco. You’ll be introduced to the Tangos style and the addition of palmas (clapping) building up to a routine with basic foot and body work. The workshop will be accompanied by live music.

12.45pm: Ceilidh (Pier Eight Lounge)
Experience a celebration of English social folk dances, accompanied by live musicians. Anyone from committed dances to first time movers can Ceilidh, so book yourself a ticket or just turn up on the day and join in.

1.15pm: ZooNation (Pier Eight Rooms)
In this session ZooNation's Carrie-Anne Ingrouille will look at working within a Hip Hop skill set for training purposes and how this can lead to the production of narrative work. 

3.00pm: Improv #9 presented by Northside UK (Pier Eight Rooms)
Improv is an event that blends live music and experimental dance together. With a range of tasks and challenges, we aim to make the art of improvisation just that little bit more interesting and unpredictable.

5.00pm: Film - Bride and Prejudice (Hexagon Room)
A Bollywood-style adaptation of of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family. 

5.30pm: Lindy Hop Taster Session (Quays Bar)
In this taster class you'll learn everything you need to dance the night away. We'll teach you the basic steps of lindy hop as well as some seriously swinging moves! 

6.30pm: Salsa Taster Session (Pier Eight Lounge)
You will be learning the basic steps of salsa, these steps will consist of the mambo, drop back, side step, cross over and the SusieQ. Then once you have mastered the steps you will put a basic routine together and dance to music in a line-up.

Drop-in events & workshops

From 12pm: The Body Of Us (Around the building)
‘The Body Of Us’ returns to Dance: Sampled at The Lowry with moments you loved last time and new moments of meeting, sharing, creating and celebrating movement and dance. ‘The Body Of Us’ is a series of guided interactions animating The Lowry foyer spaces that places the audience at the heart of the dance.

12pm & 4pm: Circus Drop-In Sessions (Galleries)
Inspired by Gandini Juggling? Try your hand at some circus skills including juggling, diablo, plate spinning with the experts from The Circus House. 

1pm & 4pm: Bhangracize (Plaza outside The Lowry) 
Join the dancers from Bhangracize as they show off their moves - you might even find yourself joining in!

10am-4pm: CAT Open Session (Galleries) 
Take a look at the young dancers from our Centre for Advanced Training for Dance in action, as they respond to works with in our gallery exhibition 'humansbeingdigital'.

Post-matinee: Post-show Dance Panel (The Lyric Theatre)
Stay after the matinee to hear the performers from the show talk about their experiences of dancing. No need to book just turn up and listen.    

Post-matinee: Headwrap Bar (Pier Eight Lounge)
An installation inspired by The Headwrap Diaries, an extract of which features in Dance: Sampled. No need to book just turn up!

Click here to see the schedule 

Watch the trailer