Get ready for some incredible dance at this year’s Latitude Festival! The lineup includes ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance from around the world.
Not only can you watch amazing dance companies, you can also take part in a workshop or class with the acclaimed BalletBoyz, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, and Far From The Norm on Latitude’s iconic Waterfront Stage.
One of our favourite companies BalletBoyz will be bringing their new work Life. to the Waterfront Stage. Life. features two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos.
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
Sadler’s Wells – the UK’s leading dance house – returns to the Waterfront Stage for the 10th year. This year’s diverse programme includes Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, which celebrates 30 years of innovative dance.
The piece is an extract from Town and Country; Country is a heartfelt pastiche led by the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noël Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others.
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures will also lead a workshop on the Waterfront Stage, open to the Latitude audience.
Following the Grammy Award nominated success of INALA, a Zulu ballet performed with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sadler’s Wells present Sisters Grimm’s Voices of the Amazon. It tells the majestic tale of a water spirit from the Amazon River through enchanting contemporary ballet and capoeira.
BBC Young Dancer
National Youth Dance, hip-hop, and more
Completing the Sadler’s Wells line-up are National Youth Dance Company, with their latest production Tarantiseismic, created by 2016–2017 Guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet. A Sadler’s Wells’ commission presented by a company of 40 dancers; the piece addresses themes such as melancholia, ritual, control and abandon. Jalet’s revered choreographic style combined with the dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce a mesmerising experience that shifts the consciousness of the audience.
Acclaimed hip-hop choreographer and dancer Botis Seva will return to the festival with his company Far From the Norm and their new work Da Native. The piece will explore the timely topic of cultural displacement through a high-energy combination of physical theatre, contemporary dance and hip-hop. The Latitude audience will also have the chance to experience a Far From The Norm workshop.
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