Sadler’s Wells Sampled 2020

The Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London started the new year with a dance taster festival: Sadler’s Wells Sampled took place on 31st January and 1st February at the theatre.

The festival featured an assortment of dance genres from several solo artists and dance companies.

First on stage was La Horde with an extract from their jumpstyle performance To Da Bone.

The next to be seen on stage were the BBC Youngs Dancers of the Year:

  • Max Revell in Unstrung, choreographed by Dickson Mbi, a contemporary dance.
  • Shree Savani in Devi, choreographed by Bhagya Lakshmi, a Bharatanatyam performance.

The Young Dancers were followed by a performance of the Company Wayne McGregor with a contemporary performance that targets the impact of AI on every day life: Living Archive.

The next performance completely changed the vibes from contemporary dance to circus art: Machine de Cirque showed their talent in Juggling and on the Teeterboard.

The dark creatures on stage in Botis Seva Far From the Norm express every day situations and human struggle in an outstanding dance performance. The movements of the dancers were so perfect that the viewer could almost think of them as not being real.

The next perfomance took the audience to another continent: Camila Alegre and Ezequiel Lopez dance an Argentinian Tango.

The final performance combined Hip Hop with geometrical figures in Geometrie Variable.