Wednesday 4 December 18:45 - 20:30

The Stratford Hotel London
20 International Way
E20 1FD

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The World of Dance with Alistair Spalding, CEO of Sadler’s Wells

Performing & Visual Arts

The World of Dance: An evening with Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells at The Stratford

'You have to stage the things that take your breath away' Alistair Spalding CBE

Nobody knows about dance better than Alistair Spalding, who has been Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells since 2004.

Under Alistair, Sadler’s Wells has become a world-leading dance house offering an ambitious programme of dance in all its forms and presenting first-class UK and international artists and companies. Audiences of over half a million see performances at its London theatres each year, with over 130,000 more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world.

Sadler's Wells commissions and presents more new dance work than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 160 new dance works to the stage.

In 2022 Sadler’s Wells will open an additional mid-scale space in east London. The new theatre building will be at the heart of a new cultural and education district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, alongside the BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, V&A and UCL.

Join us in The Mezzanine at The Stratford, for an exclusive talk with Alistair Spalding on the fascinating history of dance, and Sadler’s Wells’ place within it, and their exciting plans for the future developing a new, global centre for creativity, learning and innovation right here in Stratford.

6:45 PM: Drinks Reception

7:15 PM: Introduction from Harry Handelsman, Founder and CEO of The Stratford & Manhattan Loft Corporation

7:30 PM: Talk with Alistair Spalding begins

8:15 PM: Q&A with Alistair Spalding


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