New York City Center and Sadler's Wells to Enter New Partnership

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The Sadler's Wells Theatre of London and New York City Center launch a partnership this fall to exchange commissions and dance works by both fledgling and established choreographers and dance companies.

The collaboration will begin at City Center on October 11 with PUSH, a 2005 Sadler's Wells production which played to sold-out houses and won an Olivier Award. It stars renowned French ballerina Sylvie Guillem in collaboration with contemporary choreographer and dancer Russell Maliphant.

City Center's Fall for Dance festival will travel to Sadler's Wells in spring 2007. Like its American counterpart, the London events will feature a wide variety of styles in one evening and inexpensive tickets.

"New York City Center and Sadler's Wells have distinguished histories of presenting both renowned and young choreographers and dance companies," said Arlene Shuler, City Center's president and CEO. "This exchange will enable us to develop new projects involving artists from both countries."

Alistair Spalding, Sadler'' Wells artistic director and CEO, said, "Sadler's Wells has a long history of taking its work to New York ever since the Sadler's Wells Ballet first visited with Margot Fonteyn in 1949. Now that Sadler's Wells is a producing house once again, it is fantastic to be able to bring the kind of work we are doing now to City Center as well as bringing exciting projects from New York City Center to the home of dance in London — Sadler's Wells."

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