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Sylvie Guillem – Life in Progress

Mats Ek | William Forsythe | Akram Khan | Russell Maliphant

Hailed as one of the greatest dancers of her generation, Sylvie Guillem embarks on her final world tour, in a programme that features new works by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant and existing creations by Mats Ek and William Forsythe.

Guillem began training at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1977, and in 1981 joined the company’s corps de ballet, being promoted to the rank of ‘Etoile’ by Rudolf Nureyev at the age of 19.

Since then she has performed all the leading roles of the classical repertoire with the world’s leading companies including The Royal Ballet, where she was principal guest artist for more than a decade. She has also performed with the world’s most famous companies including the Mariinsky, American Ballet Theatre and La Scala, Milan. Since 2004 she has been an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, and has forged a second, hugely successful career as a dancer in new and contemporary works.

Sylvie Guillem is widely regarded as the most brilliant ballerina of her generation

The Guardian

A Sadler’s Wells production, co-produced with Les Nuits de Fourvière, China Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sylvie Guillem

Choreographer Akram Khan
Composer Alies Sluiter (published by Mushroom Music Publishing/BMG Chrysalis in collaboration with Prathap Ramachandra and Grace Savage)
Lighting Designers Adam Carrée, Lucy Carter
Costume Designer Kimie Nakano
Rehearsal Director Jose Agudo
Dancer Sylvie Guillem
Musicians Prathap Ramachandra (percussion), Grace Savage (beatbox), Emma Smith (violin, voice, laptop)

Choreographer William Forsythe
Composer Thom Willems
Lighting Ranja Rühl
Dancers Brigel Gjoka, Riley Watts
World premiere 20 January 1996, Ballett Frankfurt, Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt
DUO2015 premiere 31 March 2015, Teatro Comunate Luciano Pavarotti, Modena

Here & After
Director & Choreographer Russell Maliphant
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Composer Andy Cowton
Costume Designer Stevie Stewart
Dancers Sylvie Guillem, Emanuela Montanari

Choreographer Mats Ek
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Piano Sonata Op. 111, Arietta; Recording played by Ivo
Set & Costume Designer Katrin Brännström
Lighting Designer Erik Berglund
Filmographer Elias Benxon
Dancer Sylvie Guillem
Co-produced by Dansens Hus Stockholm

A Sadler’s Wells Production, co-produced with Les Nuits de Fourvière and Sylvie Guillem

Find out more about Sylvie Guillem

Find out more about Akram Khan
Twitter: @akramkhanlive
Facebook: AkramKhanCompany 

Find out more about William Forsythe
Facebook: The-Forsythe-Company 

Find out more about Russell Maliphant
Twitter: @RMaliphant
Facebook: Russell-Maliphant

8-10 August 2015

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.