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Dance Prize
Nominee 2022

Jury
Nominee
Composer Series: Nico Muhly

United Kingdom
Sadler's Wells Theatre

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For €500

All of the above, plus an invitation to the Patrons’ Night for the piece and a thank you message from Sir Alistair Spalding

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This project is a two week celebration of the relationship between composers and choreographers, part of Sadler’s Wells’ Composer Series, which partners contemporary composer’s music with exceptional choreographers to create new works.

About the Project

This project will feature new dance commissions set to new music from American composer Nico Muhly. It includes a New York City Ballet residency, curated by Justin Peck, featuring new work and revivals which explore the relationship between composers and choreographers as contemporaries.

The programme will feature new choreography by Justin Peck, Michael Keegan Dolan, Jules Cunningham and one other choreographer, yet to be decided. The pieces will all include live music, performed by renowned British chamber orchestra, Britten Sinfonia.  


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This project is part of the Composer series at Sadler’s Wells. This series of commissions showcases the work of the most exciting composers working internationally today.  It is also an opportunity for Justin Peck and NYCB to present their work for audiences in London, the UK and Europe. 

The Nico Muhly commission is an important continuation of this ambitious series. Collaboration between artforms is incredibly important – bringing in new audiences, sparking creative partnerships and starting conversations. 

Why should you support us?

The involvement of an exciting young composer, four choreographers and an internationally renowned dance company will create innovative and exceptional work.  This programme will present a rare opportunity for UK and European audiences to see New York City Ballet perform outside the US.  

All work presented will make significant contributions to both dance and music. Muhly, whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition, fashions these diverse influences into a distinctive and authentic voice. The collaboration between this unique young composer and three choreographers with very contrasting styles, at different stages in their careers will be both experimental and risk-taking. By supporting this project, you are helping bring this team of unique artists to the London stage, and in doing so, introducing new audiences to their work.  

Who are we?

Sadler's Wells is a world-leading creative organisation, dedicated to dance in all its forms. We commission, present and produce more dance than any other theatre in the world. We offer an innovative, year-round programme of live and online performances and learning activities. Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London stages each year. Many more enjoy touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world. This is where people come together, nationally and internationally, to create and experience dance and be inspired. 

New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. Justin Peck is the current Resident Choreographer at NYCB. This project will present a rare opportunity for UK and European audiences to see New York City Ballet perform outside the US.

Nico Muhly is the composer on this project. He has written more than 80 works for the concert stage including operas. He is also part of the record label Bedroom Community, which released his first two albums, Speaks Volumes (2006) and Mothertongue (2008). He is a unique and creative collaborator, which is why he has been chosen to compose these pieces. 

Justin Peck joined New York City Ballet as a dancer in 2006. After the creation of his acclaimed ballet Everywhere We Go, he was appointed as Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet. Peck has created over 30 ballets, 17 of those for New York City Ballet, therefore is in the perfect position to lead our co-producing partner in the second week of this project. 

Michael Keegan-Dolan is an Associate Artist with Sadler’s Wells Theatre. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre. His productions for Fabulous Beast include The Rite of Spring, Helen + Hell, and Rian. As a choreographer whose work is steeped in Irish culture, history and legends, he is creating a piece for this project with a beautiful, dark composition. 

Jules Cunningham is a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells, an Associate Artist at DanceEast and the choreographer and director of Slant, another piece in this project. Julie Cunningham & Company have created 10 works including a new creation for Dance Umbrella Festival and a commissioned work for Sadler's Wells Theatre. 

Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly

Composer

Justin Peck

Justin Peck

Choreographer

Michael Keegan-Dolan

Michael Keegan-Dolan

Choreographer

Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

Choreographer

Partners

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet

United States

Pledge without a reward

Incorrect value. Please check the field

For €25

A copy of the Digital Programme of the project 

For €100

All of the above, plus a credit in the programme for the project 

For €250

All of the above, plus a Sadler’s Wells Rehearsal Membership for 1 year

For €500

All of the above, plus an invitation to the Patrons’ Night for the piece and a thank you message from Sir Alistair Spalding

If you are a company or tax resident in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland or the United Kingdom and do not wish to receive the associated crowdfunding benefits, you can receive a tax receipt instead. To do so, please click on “Pledge without a reward” and type in the amount you wish to donate.

Please note that according to the Charities Aid Foundation, UK residents can only obtain a tax receipt for donations between GBP 100 and GBP 9,999.

Please note that according to the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, Swiss residents can only obtain a tax receipt for donations of minimum 100 CHF.

Donations as of €5 are still possible via FEDORA's payment page for anyone wishing to make a donation of under £100 or 100 CHF without receiving a tax receipt.

Learn more about possible benefits or tax deductions related to your donation here.

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