• New on-demand platform from Sadler’s Wells

    Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage is delighted to announce the launch of its new Video on Demand platform with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s triple bill Curated by Carlos. Curated by Carlos will be available as a digital screening, for audiences around the world to watch wherever they may be. This creates access for a global audience to witness the triple bill which includes the world premiere at Sadler’s Wells Theatre of a new pas de deux created especially for Carlos Acosta and Alessandra Ferri by Chacona choreographer Goyo Montero. Sadler’s Wells is thrilled to announce this launch on World Ballet Day, celebrating long-standing partnerships between Sadler’s Wells, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Carlos Acosta.

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    Curated by Carlos will be available to rent on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage at any time between 12:00pm GMT (noon) on Thursday 11 November 2021 and 12:00pm GMT (noon) on Thursday 18 November 2021Curated by Carlos will be available to rent from anywhere in the world from £8 – £15. Once purchased, each rental will be available for 48 hours. An Audio Described version of the film will also be available.

    Curated by Carlos is a triple bill which includes the world premiere of a new pas de deux created especially for Carlos Acosta and guest artist Alessandra Ferri, and two recently premiered works. Chacona is a powerful ensemble piece for 16 dancers set to music by J.S. Bach, played on stage by violin, guitar and piano created by Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero (Nuremberg Ballet / Acosta Danza). It is preceded by a brand new pas de deux performed by Carlos Acosta and guest artist Alessandra Ferri.

    Brazilian/British choreographer Daniela Cardim’s Imminent has been created with a team of international talent, including renowned composer Paul EnglishbyImminent explores the sensation of knowing that something isn’t right, that something inside is pulling at us, and it’s telling us we need to make change. Though the world around us seems to be flowing harmoniously, sometimes we need to listen to our instincts, resist the status quo and find the strength to see opportunities in paths unknown, embracing both the fear and the hope as we do so.

    City of a Thousand Trades is a love letter to Birmingham, commissioned by Acosta to celebrate the city’s richly diverse heritage and melting pot of cultures. It is brought to the stage by Havana-born choreographer Miguel Altunaga, and dramaturg and co-Director Madeleine Kludje from Birmingham Repertory Theatre, with music by Mathias Coppens, inspired by the city’s soundscape.

    Chacona, including the world premiere pas de deux performance by Carlos Acosta and Alessandra Ferri will be filmed at Sadler’s Wells and directed by Dan Ormerod. This will accompany the recordings of Imminent and City of a Thousand Trades which were filmed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in June 2021, directed by Ross MacGibbon.

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