4 reasons to get excited for ‘Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada’s at Sadler’s Wells

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The National Ballet of Canada Presents Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada at Sadler’s Wells this Autumn

Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing dance experience as The National Ballet of Canada brings Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada to the renowned stage of Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th October 2024. This exceptional triple bill showcases the extraordinary talents of three distinguished Canadian choreographers: Crystal Pite, Emma Portner, and James Kudelka, promising an unforgettable journey through the world of contemporary ballet.

Crystal Pite Unveils Angels’ Atlas

Prepare to be captivated by Crystal Pite’s enchanting creation, Angels’ Atlas, a much-anticipated work specially crafted for The National Ballet of Canada. Premiered in Toronto in 2020, this Dora Award-winning ballet unfolds against a backdrop of light that morphs and shifts, evoking a sense of depth and the mysteries of the natural world. Through dynamic movements, Pite explores the boundaries of humanity within the vastness of existence, accompanied by original music by Owen Belton and choral pieces by Tchaikovsky and Lauridsen.

Emma Portner Takes the Stage with islands

Dive into the captivating world of Emma Portner’s islands, a sculptural duet that intertwines the bodies of two women, merging them into a singular entity. Set to an eclectic mix of contemporary music and original compositions by Forest Swords, the performance blends hip-hop, dub, guitar loops, and electronic sampling to create a rhythmic and avant-garde auditory landscape that complements the dancers’ graceful movements.

James Kudelka’s Passion: A Tale of Love and Movement

Experience the emotional depth of James Kudelka’s Passion, a poignant love story choreographed to the stirring sounds of Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano. Through a blend of classical and contemporary styles, two couples navigate the complexities of passion and relationships, weaving a narrative that transcends time and tradition within the ballet corps.

An Evening of Artistry and Emotion

Be part of this exquisite performance that celebrates the artistry, innovation, and raw emotions of Canadian choreographers. From the ethereal grace of Angels’ Atlas to the powerful connectivity of islands and the evocative storytelling of Passion, each piece invites you to embark on a visual and emotional odyssey like no other.

Join Us at Sadler’s Wells for a Night of Dance and Inspiration

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the compelling narratives and incredible talent of Crystal Pite, Emma Portner, and James Kudelka at Sadler’s Wells this autumn. The National Ballet of Canada’s Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada promises an evening of unparalleled beauty, creativity, and expression that will resonate long after the final curtain call.

Crystal Pite, an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, continues to inspire and push the boundaries of contemporary dance.

Save the Date

Experience the magic of Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada at Sadler’s Wells from 2nd to 6th October 2024, where ballet meets innovation, tradition meets modernity, and emotions are brought to life through the art of movement.

Listings Information

The National Ballet of Canada
Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada
Pite/ Kudelka/ Portner

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, EC1R 4TN                                          
Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 October 2024

Tickets: £15 – £85

Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com

This event is part of Sadler’s Wells year-round Ballet with attitude programme, inviting audiences to explore the dynamic and diverse world of ballet.