Akram and Sylvie Guillem in perfect balance during Sacred Monsters for this week's #tbt on Instagram. Link
“Dance needs to be a national priority […] It can transcend and break through many barriers. It can be political, religious and has a social connection.” Akram tells The Independent how dance is as important as anything else on the curriculum. “There are amazing things that happen here, it’s something to be proud of, but it takes support. You need to invest in things you’re proud of. You need to nurture young talent.” This is exactly what we will celebrate with Sadler's Wells’ National Youth Dance Company festival, Apex Rising, this Friday and Saturday. Book now! http://bit.ly/1IJKpMi Link
“It’s amazing how much power a passport holds – a passport holds between a good life and a bad life, between life and death, it holds everything in just a piece of paper.” – zero degrees, 2005 Today is World Refugee Day. We stand #WithRefugees today & everyday.
We are so proud of Ching-Ying Chien for winning the Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) Award for Until the Lions at the National Dance Awards! Huge congratulations to a wonderful dance artist. “This award is not just for me! It belongs to each individual whose artistic contributions, effort and support made Until the Lions possible: musicians, rehearsal directors, technicians, the executive team and of course, my family in Taiwan. My partner Kuan Hsaing, my friends and mentors who helped me along the way: Fang Yi Sheu, Huai-min Lin, Mavin Khoo, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, and Akram Khan. Most importantly, this role and experience would not have been possible without Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter. Thank you for your strong and positive energy!” – Ching-Ying Thrilled to share some of Ching-Ying’s artistry in this short video.