Sadler’s Wells starts the new year with the return of its dance taster festival, Sadler’s Wells Sampled, on Friday 31 January & Saturday 1 February 2020. Featuring a range of world-class dance, foyer activities and live DJs, the festival gives audiences a chance to experience the broad range of dance presented at Sadler’s Wells at affordable prices, with proms style standing tickets available for just £5, and all other tickets at £20.
A regular fixture at Sadler’s Wells since 2007, Sampled features an assortment of dance genres from a selection of artists and companies.
Marking its Sadler’s Wells debut is Machine de Cirque bringing circus, spectacle and live music.
Solos come from two finalists of this year’s series of BBC Young Dancer: competition winner and from the Street Dance category is Max Revell with his solo Unstrung, and Shree Savani dances Bharatanatyam solo Devi.
Géométrie Variable performs an excerpt of its signature style of popping combined with airtight tessellated formations.
The Olivier Award-winning Botis Seva presents an extract of the latest edition of BLKDOG, performed by Seva’s powerhouse company Far From The Norm.
2015 World Tango Champions Camila Alegre and Ezequiel Lopez bring their whirlwind of fast feet and flourishes with the ever-popular Argentine tango.
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor’s company, Company Wayne McGregor, presents an excerpt of its world-first collaborative experiment between Studio Wayne McGregor and Google Arts and Culture Lab, Living Archive.
The festival also includes work from European collective (LA) HORDE with an extract from its jumpstyle To Da Bone.
On 31 January, foyer activities come from swing dance community Swing Patrol and on 1 February, Sadler’s Wells’ Breakin’ Convention takes over. A screening of Botis Seva and National Youth Dance Company’s film, MADHEAD, also features.
Audience members can also participate in an array of beginners’ workshops with tickets on sale in January.