Sadler’s Wells is to premiere a new dance production set to the music of Sting and choreographed by Kate Prince.
Message in a Bottle will run at the Peacock Theatre in London, and marks the first time Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music have worked together to produce a show.
Prince, artistic director of ZooNation and Sadler’s Wells associate artist, said: “As a choreographer, when I listen to any music, I am always inspired to create dance, and Sting’s music, which has been playing in my headphones for over 30 years, kept bringing me to the same thought, ‘I want to choreograph to this’. As a body of work it is a choreographer’s dream. “
She added: “All of my work has a narrative. I love stories, and you can expect this to be no different. Sting’s lyrics draw on so many themes, from political to the tragic, from death and heartache to love and hope.”
Sting described it as an “intriguing idea to align my songs and music with the work of a successful and highly esteemed choreographer”.
“It’s always interesting when someone from another field offers a fresh and unexpected perspective on your work and I’m so looking forward to seeing the piece,” he added.
The show will run from February 6 to March 21, with press night on February 18.