Voices of America at Sadler's Wells tickets
Voices of America at Sadler's Wells tickets

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Overview

The English National Ballet return to Sadler’s Wells once more, for a brand new work that combines the outstanding work of three generations of choreographers. Voices of America is a world premiere piece, created especially for the company by William Forsythe. Packed with the audacious attitudes of some of dance’s leading figures, the sensational show plays at the London venue for limited performances.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, Forsythe returns to the dance company to devise a new project for the first time in over 20 years. Merging neo-classical ballet styles with an in-your-face American attitude, Voices of America is a combination of work from some of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers.

The show sees four pieces performed, including World premiere: A New Creation by William Forsythe and a reworking of his Paris Opera pas de deux ballet, Approximate Sonata 2016, which is accompanied by Thom Willems’ original score.

Further works are Jerome Robbins’ 1951 piece The Cage, which sees animal desire, predatory instinct and natural selection thrown together in a powerful piece that features Stravinsky’s haunting Concerto in D, played live by the famous English National Ballet Philharmonic. Placing the female as the predator, the dance sees fourteen female dancers paired with just two males.

The final piece is Fantastic Beings by Aszure Barton, which is a reworked version of his original 2016 piece that sees sixteen dancers take to the stage in a vibrant, high-octane work accompanied by Mason Bates' dynamic score, also performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic.

A high-energy, unstoppable new quadruple bill that sees some of dance’s best works performed live on stage, Voices of America brings to life unforgettable dance tinged with a distinct American style. The production plays at the West End’s Sadler’s Wells for a strictly limited season from 12 April to 21 April 2018.

Recommended for

Dance fans will be thrilled by this production at Sadler’s Wells, which sees the classic choreography of three generations of creatives live on stage.

Age Recommendations: No under 5's

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 13 Apr 2018
Booking from: 20 Apr 2018
Booking until: 21 Apr 2018

Location and map

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Ave
London, EC1R 4TN

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Voices of America is just stellar – exhilarating, varied, and very balanced. The level of athleticism and artistry is wonderful; P... More

steffigolightly 165 cm, 88 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Voices of America is just stellar – exhilarating, varied, and very balanced. The level of athleticism and artistry is wonderful; Playlist (Track 1, 2) is a stunning celebration of male dancers and their immense skill without the usual machismo of classic ballet. It serves as a companion piece to The Cage, which puts the women front and centre. Although the latter feels a little dated, it's more than well worth seeing. And starting with Fantastic Beings is just the perfect way to set off the night. The two species interweaving is so clever, and it's full of moments which are stunningly simple but highly impactful – think the entire company turning out their feet as one. A tiny movement can build so much tension.

steffigolightly 165 cm, 88 reviews, 1 helpful vote