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London’s Sadler’s Well 2009 Autumn Program Announced
 Since it opened in 1683, Sadler’s Wells has undergone numerous renovation and changes in operating policy, and today it is a showcase primarily for British dance, through collaborative productions, its own original productions, community dance outreach programs and more. The theater takes its name from the founder, Richard Sadler, and the underground spring that was discovered on its grounds shortly after its opening and found to have medicinal effects (at the time it was used as a spa).

Among the more than 40 events on the recently announced season program beginning from July 2009 are Adam Cooper’s Shall We Dance (world premiere), Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and Dorian Gray (based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray), Rosas’ Zeitung and Rosas danst Rosas, Akram Khan Company’s bahok and a Kidd Pivot (the company of former Ballet Frankfurt dancer Crystal Pite) production titled Lost Action.
 Also, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ballet Russes, the company will present four new works on related themes commissioned of young contemporary dance choreographers (Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1909, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun, Russell Maliphant’s After Light and Javier De Frutos’ Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez – all world premieres) and presented under the title In the Spirit of Diaghilev.
 An Indian festival curated by Akram Khan and composer Nitin Sawhney titled Svapnagata (Dreaming) consists of 12 works including Akram Khan’s Gnosis (commissioned work, world premiere) and a kathak dance work performed by Aakash Odedra and Japanese dance Yuko Inoue (choreographed by Kumudini Lakhia, commissioned work, world premiere). Find the schedule at the following link (theater calendar).
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