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20:20 Vision

This year, the iconic Sadler's Wells, home to genre-defying dance forms from all over the world, turns 20! To celebrate - we've invited Alistair Spalding CBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive to be our Guest Editor.

In our enlivening interview with him, Alistair tells us about the forthcoming season, plus the 20 specially commissioned works - as well as sharing his thoughts on dance as an evolving art form, and his vision for Sadler's Wells.

Being Guest Editor, Alistair makes some excellent culture recommendations: Annie Baker's 'John' at the National Theatre; Andreas Gursky at The Hayward Gallery; David Byrne's American Utopia Tour at the Eventim Apollo; and of course, Sadler's Wells' newest Associate Artist Sharon Eyal's (L-E-V) production 'Love Chapter 2' this June.

If time passing is a cause for celebration, it can also be an opportunity for reflection on how to optimise it - as writer, curator and academic Cecilia Wee (the new Head of Artists' Advisory at Artsadmin) can attest to. She writes thoughtfully about how to enrich time, growing, and being present. We also have a piece from dance theatre company Lost Dog's Artistic Director Ben Duke on re-imagining Romeo and Juliet's love story (what if we scrap the tragic ending?) and coming to terms with the choices we make ahead of the production at Battersea Arts Centre and The Place. Lastly, there's the announcement of a feisty new book jointly penned by Juno Mac and Molly Smith - getting to grips with a salty topic (NSFW).

For more culture gems and competitions - browse our Offers page. As for the best of the rest - rummage through our genre-bending pages where you'll find plenty of haut happenings.

Here's to wishing you a clear-sighted week dear Players! Step to it! RR xx