After a difficult year for artists, audiences, and organisations around the world, the Global Gala is set to celebrate the joy of dance, whilst raising funds that will support the full reopening of Sadler's Wells. The event features appearances from an international group of world-leading dance artists, from household names to breakthrough talent in ballet, contemporary and hip-hop dance.
Artists appearing include Carlos Acosta, Nafisah Baba, William Forsythe, Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, Jason Kittelberger, Magical Bones, Lukas McFarlane, Natalia Osipova, Tiler Peck, Alesandra Seutin, Hofesh Shechter, and James Whiteside, alongside companies including Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Russell Maliphant with National Youth Dance Company, and Soweto Skeleton Movers.
Appearances and messages of support also come from Sadler's Wells ambassadors and friends including acclaimed sculptor Antony Gormley, broadcaster Brenda Emmanus, actor Ophelia Lovibond, actor and director Fiona Shaw, and 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist, Sting.
The hour-long programme is free to watch online via Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel, and includes opportunities for audiences to donate.
The Global Gala is be available for audiences to enjoy from Saturday 5 December for 4 four weeks over the festive period until Tuesday 5 January.
More information is available at sadlerswells.com/globalgalaevent.
Fields of Gold
The Global Gala features a specially commissioned performance of Fields Of Gold, a duet from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince’s Message In A Bottle, set to the music of Sting, performed by two of the original company Nafisah Baba and Lukas McFarlane. Message In A Bottle, a Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production, sadly, had to close its run at The Peacock theatre earlier this year due to the coronavirus lockdown. Fields Of Gold appears with a special introduction from Sting, who has kindly leant his support to the event. The filming of Fields Of Gold was made possible by support from Barclays.