Sadler’s Wells Young Associates on film

Published: 5 September 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Introducing the next generation of choreographers Credit: Courtesy of Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells has released Introducing the next generation of choreographers, a collection of four short films created by the Sadler’s Wells Young Associates, available to watch on Digital Stage, made with filmmaker Jacob Sutton as an introduction to the perspectives of the current cohort of Young Associates: Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson and Magnus Westwell.

Olive Hardy’s piece focuses on the experience of catharsis and the surfacing and release of strong emotion, developed following a series of creative conversations with Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan Dolan.

Vidya Patel’s film is a love letter to her roots in Kathak dance with a twist that embraces her own choreographic style, developed following conversations with Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince.

Developed following discussion with Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, John-William Watson’s work "focuses on abstracting and playing with everyday, utilitarian and pedestrian movement using a surrealist lens."

Scottish-born interdisciplinary artist Magnus Westwell’s film has been developed following discussions with Sadler’s Wells Artist Wayne McGregor.

Introducing the next generation of choreographers is available to watch for free via Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage.