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Dancing at Dusk free digital return

Published: 5 June 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Dancing at Dusk Credit: Florian Heinzen-Ziob

Performed by a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, this international co-production between Sadler’s Wells (UK), Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany) and École des Sables (Senegal) should have opened in March 2020 in Dakar as part of a double-bill with a new work created and performed by Malou Airaudo and Germaine Acogny, common ground[s].

However, just before the première, performances were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Before going into lockdown, the company moved their last rehearsal to the beach near their base at École des Sables in Senegal. Filmmaker Florian Heinzen-Ziob and his crew were able to capture the moment on film.

The film premièred on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage in July 2020. It returns to celebrate the live performances of The Rite of Spring / common ground[s] at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Dancing at Dusk will be available for free on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage from 9 June to 9 July.