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  • En avant, marche!

    16 June - 17 June


    En avant, marche!

    (Flanders, Belgium)

    NTGent / les ballets C de la B

    16 June - 17 June, 7.30pm

    Sadler's Wells

    In an outburst of noise and movement, Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke assemble a full-scale brass band alongside actors and dancers on stage. Commanded by a dying trombonist in his final rehearsal, this is a pure, life affirming celebration of the power of making music together.


    Working with composer Steven Prengels, Platel and Van Laecke present the world of music clubs as a ‘miniature society’ in its own right: a collective of very different individuals who try to keep to one and the same marching direction – a driving force in the lives of the people on stage.


    “With a glorious sense of chaos, this production celebrates the community surrounding a dying trombonist with eloquence and a deep sense of fun”

    The Guardian

    “Poignant, funny and outrageous dance theatre, as entertaining as it is life affirming”

    The Stage

    En avant, marche! is presented by Sadler’s Wells as part of LIFT 2016.
    Supported by the Government of Flanders.
    Image — Phile Deprez