The Sadler’s Sampled festival debuted last summer, and was inspired by a weekend programme of the same name that has been an annual fixture at Sadler’s Wells since 2007. A unique event, the weekend programme has presented a diverse assortment of dance styles, from hip hop to flamenco, along with free talks, events and activities throughout the building.
"Sadler's Wells' annual showcase offers a brilliant introduction to all that dance can be” THE GUARDIAN
That original weekend now forms the finale of the Sadler’s Sampled festival, offering the same showcase of genres from around the world, with its new name: Playlist. This year, the bill will include performances from the National Youth Dance Company – choreographed by Akram Khan – and from Sadler’s Wells resident company ZooNation. With more artists still to be announced, Playlist offers something for everyone to enjoy; a fantastic opportunity to introduce someone new to dance and discover some new favourites.
"The best thing was the sense of audience energy. Tickets were cheap; audiences large and keen” THE INDEPENDENT