Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud
Dancehall and ballet collide to shake up Sadler’s Wells
23 & 24 April 2018

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud — DFS, Sadler's Wells
Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud — DFS, Sadler's Wells

After challenging the usual repertoires of bigger companies Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Lyon Opera Ballet with their fresh and experimental edge, dynamic duo Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have now mashed together Jamaican dancehall, ballet and medieval polyphonic singing in the truly unique DFS.

Capturing the global phenomenon of dancehall, the team have invited dancers from Jamaica to work with them to bring it to the Sadler’s Wells stage, alongside some ballet dancers and their dog (resident ‘good boy’, Roy).

Another prominent part of the performance is the live singing. They perform one of the oldest forms of medieval polyphonic singing, essentially really old love songs, to counter the vibrant dancehall rhythms.

A challenge to hierarchies and what we consider ‘high art’, DFS is original, provocative and lots of fun. You won’t want to miss it.

Exclusive offer for DFS at Sadler’s Wells
Get tickets for just £12* for DFS on Tuesday 24 April at 7.30pm.
To book call 020 7863 8000 and quote “afridiziak” offer, or book online at sadlerswells.com using the promotion code afridiziak.

Tickets can also be booked in person at the ticket office, by quoting the “afridiziak” offer when booking.

*Subject to allocation availability. Offer valid for selected date only. Not available retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. Transaction fees apply: £3 for phone bookings; £1.95 online and concessions; no fee if booking in person.

Info: DFS is at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue London EC1R on 23 & 24 April. Book now | Book £12 tickets for 24 April & quote 'afridiziak' offer.

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