Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Sylvie Guillem has added an extra performance to her currently sold out run this July. The proceeds from this additional show, including the transaction fee, will be donated to the Japan Tsunami Appeal, managed by the British Red Cross.
Widely recognised as one of the world's greatest dancers, Sylvie Guillem stars in this new evening of work by three of today's most important choreographers; Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián.
This Sadler's Wells / Sylvie Guillem production features iconic dance-maker William Forsythe's new duet for her and Paris Opera Ballet étoile Nicolas Le Riche.
Acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek's new solo, Ajö (Bye), for Guillem, set to Beethoven's last piano sonata, has been heralded as a “masterpiece” by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Completing the evening is a film by former Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater Jiří Kylián and film maker Jason Akira Somma, featuring Guillem and Sabine Kupferberg, followed by a duet from Kylián's work 27'52” performed by dancers handpicked by the choreographer.
Following the highly acclaimed collaborations, PUSH and Eonnagata, this world premiere evening marks Sylvie Guillem's highly-anticipated return to Sadler's Wells that is set to be a highlight of 2011's cultural calendar.
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