Bringing world class dance to new audiences, Sadler’s Sampled is a two week taster festival of dance. In its second year, Sadler’s Sampled allows spectators to get closer to the action with standing tickets, and activities before and after each show.
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents 4D. With a title that is purposefully open to interpretation the programme consists of four duets that have existed as segments from Cherkaoui’s catalogue of work, brought together to form one programme.
The first duet, Matter, began as a pivotal sequence in Origine that premiered in 2008. The second, Pure, was commissioned by the Flemish dance festival Dansand and featured in the Sadler’s Wells commission TeZukA. The third duet, Sin, grew out of Cherkaoui’s 2010 piece Babel(words), which was choreographed in partnership with Damien Jalet. Finally, Faun was originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells as part of the centennial celebration to Sergei Diaghilev: In the Spirit of Diaghilev.
Since their original creation, these four duets have been revised, and have evolved to realise their potential as freestanding works.
In addition to these duets, the performance also includes the film Valtari. Together with director Christian Larson, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui devised this film for the Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós.