Choreographers of Canada bring Frontier to Sadler’s Wells

Dancers ballet Canada Sadlers Wells

Grab your tickets and get ready to witness a spectacular ballet extravaganza at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 October 2024!

The National Ballet of Canada is pulling out all the stops for the UK premiere of Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada, featuring an incredible triple bill of works by three of Canada’s most visionary choreographers.

Kick-start your evening with Crystal Pite’s Angels’ Atlas, a breathtaking ballet that originally premiered in Toronto. This award-winning piece transforms the stage into a hypnotic play of light and movement, paired with a transcendent soundtrack by Owen Belton, Tchaikovsky, and Morten Lauridsen. It’s like stepping into another world—a world that prompts you to ponder humanity’s place within the vast cosmos.

Next, experience the groundbreaking creation of Emma Portner’s islands, a hypnotic duet that simultaneously mesmerizes and challenges conventional ballet norms. With an eclectic mix of contemporary tunes and an avant-garde soundscape by Forest Swords, this performance promises to be unlike anything you’ve seen before. You might recognize Portner from her collaborations with Justin Bieber and her groundbreaking work in theatre, and now she’s dazzling the ballet world with her vision.

Rounding off the trio of masterpieces is James Kudelka’s Passion, a spellbinding abstract love story set to Beethoven’s sublime concerto. The chemistry between the classical and contemporary couples is electric, weaving an intricate narrative of passion and relationships that will leave you breathless. Having served as The National Ballet of Canada’s Artistic Director, Kudelka’s influence and distinctive choreographic style remain integral to the company’s legacy.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see The National Ballet of Canada at Sadler’s Wells since their last visit in 2013. Artistic Director Hope Muir speaks of her profound connection to this iconic stage and the thrill of returning with such a talented company. Sadler’s Wells’ Artistic Director Sir Alistair Spalding has also expressed his excitement to welcome the ensemble back, highlighting the extraordinary calibre of Canadian choreography featured in this production.

So mark your calendar, get your tickets, and prepare to be spellbound by Frontiers: Choreographers of Canada—a ballet evening filled with innovation, passion, and exceptional artistry at Sadler’s Wells London.

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