Bill Cooper

Dance: book now to see Sylvie Guillem in 6000 Miles Away at Sadler’s Wells

We’ll never tire of watching Sylvie Guillem dance – just seeing her scissor her legs open and shut makes our mouths fall open, and as she gets older (she’s now 48) she gets even more interesting to watch. And there are still some tickets left for the very short run of 6000 Miles Away at Sadler’s Wells in May, so we couldn’t not alert you. 6000 Miles Away, devised by Guillem, is made up of three pieces by three different choreographers: Rearray by William Forsythe, Bye, a solo for Guillem by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek, and Jiří Kylián’s duet, 27’52” which, do take note, will not be performed by Guillem but by dancers Aurélie Cayla and Lukas Timulak. We saw 6000 Miles Away in 2011 when it premiered at Sadler’s Wells and much as we loved watching Guillem in the first two pieces (and in particular the solo Mat Ek piece), our favourite piece, to our surprise was the final one by Kylián, which was performed by two astonishing dancers we’d never heard of but loved watching. It’s not a long evening – each of the three pieces is quite short – but you can still get tickets for as little as £12, so it’s well worth it. Whatever else, the woman’s a living legend and watching her perform is totally memorable.

Sylvie Guillem's 6000 Miles Away
20 - 25 May 2013, 7.30pm
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Roseberry Ave, EC1R 4TN
£12 - £52
0844 412 4300
— Daisy
14th March 2013