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First collaborative work between Sadler’s Wells, Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome announced

Dance: Sampled is the first show as part of the collaboration between Sadler's Wells, the Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome Dance: Sampled is the first show as part of the collaboration between Sadler's Wells, the Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome
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The first dance work in a new producing partnership between Sadler’s Wells, the Lowry in Salford and Birmingham Hippodrome has been unveiled.

The producing programme, called The Movement, was first announced last year when it received £750,000 from Arts Council England as part of its Ambition for Excellence fund.

A pilot programme will run for two years with the aim of both nurturing new dance talent and developing new audiences for the genre.

This will be achieved through a series of large-scale dance productions co-produced by the three venues, the first of which will be performed next month at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Dance: Sampled features Company Wayne McGregor, Birmingham Royal Ballet, French company Pockemon Crew and world tango champions German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi.

A performance of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun will also take place as part of the show, which will run on May 17 and 18 in Birmingham. It will transfer to the Lowry in February 2017.

Sadler’s Wells chief executive Alistair Spalding said: “We have been working with the Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome for a number of years. I am delighted that we now have a great opportunity, with The Movement, to build on this relationship and work more closely to commission and stage ambitious dancer together, helping to support talent and inspiring large audiences across the UK.”

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