Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sadler's Wells to Expand into the West End with a Coliseum Season

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Sadler's Wells to Expand into the West End with a Coliseum Season

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DANCE stars Sylvie Guillem and Carlos Acosta and two companies not seen in London in decades are to star in a new international dance season in the West End.

Sadler's Wells has teamed up with promoters Raymond Gubbay and Askonas Holt to present some of the best dance companies in the world at the Coliseum, home of English National Opera.

The five-year plan kicks off next March with work from New York City Ballet which has not performed in London since 1983.

They will be followed by Stuttgart Ballet with a full-length ballet, Romeo and Juliet, to the score by Prokofiev. They have not been seen in London for 26 years.

The first season will conclude with two of Sadler's Wells biggest hits of recent years. Acosta will return with his Olivier award winning show with guests from the Royal Ballet and Guillem will perform Push, the show she created with Russell Maliphant which has already played to sellout houses at Sadler's Wells three times.

Gubbay said: "The Coliseum is a great dance house. …

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