About The Associates

Sadler's Wells Associate Artists represent some of the most dynamic and exciting talent working in contemporary dance today. For this very special programme, three of the associates present new and critically acclaimed work.

Sadler's Wells newest Associate Artist, Crystal Pite, will present A Picture Of You Falling - a duet for a man and a woman. It centres on Pite's fascination with the shared narratives that live in our bodies - the familiar repetitive storylines that move across cultures and generations, and the body's role as illustrator. 
Inspired by the complex beauty of baroque music Associate Artist, Hofesh Schechter, presents new work, the Barbarians Of Love, a sparse  world in which six dancers move with mathematical precision and passion. The stage is stripped back to reveal Shechter's choreography at its most elegent and intimate as the work trembles with emotion residing within the order.
Completing the bill is a brand new work, SMILE choreographed and performed by Tommy Franzen, and directed by Associate Artist Kate Prince (ZooNation). Inspired by the song Smile, originally composed by Charlie Chaplin the piece looks behind the smiling faces of one of the world's greatest entertainers. 

The Associates Performance Dates & Times

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Where is The Associates?

Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN
  • Nearest Bus stop: Rosebery Avenue 19, 38, 341. Upper Street 4, 43, 56, 153. Pentonville Road 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
  • Parking: Bowling Green Lane (8mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: Rosebery Avenue N19, N38, N41, 341. Upper Street 43. Pentonville Road 205, 214, N73
  • Nearest Tube: Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

  • Nearest Station: King's Cross St Pancras


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible