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English National Ballet - She Said

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Sadler's Wells TheatreRosebery Avenue, London, Greater London, EC1R 4TN, United Kingdom
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English National Ballet’s new triple bill features new pieces created by world-class female choreographers: Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang. 

Their credits list is a roll call of the world’s best dance companies and artists, from Dutch National Ballet and Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Lopez Ochoa), to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sydney Dance Company (Barton) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Wang). The world premiere of She Said is a rare opportunity to experience their talent and vision on a single stage. 

Aszure Barton creates a piece fuelled by the individuality of the dancers, which will develop from an intense process of collaboration. Set to a new score by Mason Bates, a composer and DJ known for his innovative orchestral writing, it promises to live up to her reputation as “one of the most innovative choreographers of this generation” (Mikhail Baryshnikov). 

 Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings tells the story of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo, from her life-changing accident as a teenager to her stormy relationship with painter Diego Rivera. Lopez Ochoa collaborates with director Nancy Meckler and composer Peter Salem, with whom she created the acclaimed dance version of A Streetcar Named Desire

Yabin Wang is a leading figure in contemporary dance in China and an international performer. She produces works which foster collaboration between Chinese and international artists (the most recent, The Moon Opera, will come to Europe next year).  For She Said she brings the Greek heroine Medea into the realm of classical China, with music by Jocelyn Pook using Western and traditional Chinese instruments and costumes by Kimie Nakano (Akram Khan’s Dust). 

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