Interviews

STUDENTS CREATE MUSIC VIDEO WITH RAP PRODUCER TSB

Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention team brought together 30 young aspiring dancers, MCs, music producers and graffiti artists to learn new skills and create a music video as part of Future Elements. We spoke to some of the participants and mentor TSB to find out about their experience, inspirations and highlights of the project.

SW VOICES: MEET OUR APPRENTICES

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we celebrate the contribution of three talented apprentices working at Sadler’s Wells: Campaign Marketing apprentice Amy Falla, Digital & Content apprentice Angharad Mainwaring and Breakin’ Convention Support apprentice Ryan McAneny.

“REASSURING. COMFORTABLE. OPEN. NEEDED”: HIP HOP ARTIST JOURNEYS BACK TO THE LAB

Ahead of Back To The Lab’s final sharing in our Lilian Baylis Studio on 25 January, we speak to artist Nathan Lafayette about his creative journey on Breakin’ Convention’s artist development programme, tackling impostor syndrome and more.

Ivan Blackstock: “Hip hop artists are in a constant rush. This is an opportunity to experience an actual creative process.”

We speak to hip hop choreographer and Open Art Surgery mentor Ivan Blackstock, delving into a day in the life of Breakin’ Convention’s artist development programme.

“Each piece is like one side of a coin”: Young Associates on Together, not the same

We speak to our Young Associates Christopher Thomas and Ruby Portus about the creative journey behind the production, their personal development on the programme and what the future holds as they continue in their dance-making careers.

Botis Seva: “We should feel the power of all of them on stage.”

We speak to the Olivier Award-winning choreographer and Guest Artistic Director of NYDC about giving young people a voice through dance.

A Fairy Tale for The Greatest Dancer

Step Change Studios returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells to present Fairy Tales, a ballroom-inspired show bringing together disabled and non-disabled artists through the universal medium of dance. We spoke to new cast member Andrew Self about preparing for his Sadler’s Wells debut and his passion for dance.

SW VOICES: GIGI GIANNELLA

In this month’s instalment, we speak to Duty House Manager Gigi Giannella about working in Front of House, his creative ventures at Sadler’s Wells and the inspiration behind them.

#WORLDENVIRONMENTDAY: 5 WAYS WE’RE MAKING SADLER’S WELLS A GREENER PLACE

On World Environment Day, we reflect on the ever-present issue of climate change, highlighting the ways in which we strive to promote the preservation of our environment while sustaining creativity within the sector and society at large.

SARA BARAS: “I DON’T KNOW LIFE WITHOUT DANCING”

Hailed as the Queen of Flamenco, Sara Baras has been dancing for over 30 years, converting audiences worldwide to the magic of flamenco by balancing passion with precision. Now she’s challenging gender stereotypes within the art form. Ahead of her return to our stage for Flamenco Festival London 2019, we catch up with Sara.

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