Crystal Pite
Sadler's Wells first started appointing associate artists a decade ago, and the prestigious title has evolved into a distinct badge of influence: Sadler's associates don't simply add to the landscape of contemporary dance; they decide where its borders will extend to next.
Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem
When it was conceived in 2006, “Sacred Monsters” marked Sylvie Guillem's transition from the classical scene to the contemporary one—an intriguing development that had the famed ballerina's fans on the edge of their seats, eager to witness what turned out to be an inspired reformation.
Richard Alston Dance Company
Music rarely takes a backseat to choreography for Richard Alston. The choreographer—a staple to Britain's modern dance scene and artistic director of Richard Alston Dance Company—is well known for crafting a symbiotic relationship between song and dance, his rep full of pieces in which these elements drink from and breathe life into one another in equal measure.