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Sadler's Wells' Young Associates present Together, not the same

Together, not the same

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Sadler’s Wells’ Young Associates are presenting bold new work on the Sadler’s Wells stage with the world premiere of Together, not the same.

Following their inaugural performances in the Lilian Baylis Studio last year under the artistic guidance of New Wave Associate Hetain Patel, the Young Associates – Anthony Matsena, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Ruby Portus and Christopher Thomas – will create an ambitious evening of new works.

The evening disrupts the traditional format of a mixed bill of dance, as each of the four choreographers create a dance piece in two distinct parts, with part one of each work being performed in Act 1, and part two performed in Act 2.

Ruby Portus’ work looks at socio-political issues and she is particularly interested in gender politics and the place of women in society. Wilhelmina Ojanen’s work is inspired by connections and how we relate to those around us.

Christopher Thomas is creating a choreographic style influenced by method acting, and Anthony Matsena combines energetic movement with adept theatricality.

Tickets: £12 – available from the ticket office on 020 7863 8000 or online at

Time: 7.30pm.

Sadler’s Wells’ renowned annual Flamenco Festival continues until July 14, 2019.