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The Exchange

About the show

The Exchange explores evolving perspectives, telling stories of our past, present and future selves through dance styles influenced by Hip Hop culture.

Made up of older adults aged 60+ from the local community, Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders comes together with the groundbreaking storytellers of ZooNation Youth Company.

Directed by ZooNation Youth Company’s Artistic Director Chaldon Williams, this promises to be an uplifting performance that will include an invitation to join the dancers on stage in a post-performance jam.

The Exchange will take place at Sadler’s Wells (Angel) as part of the Elixir Festival

Sat 13 April
Performances at 3pm & 6pm
Prices from: £15.00

Elixir Festival Workshop
Thursday 18 April 2024
10:30AM – 12PM
£7 entry
As part of Sadler’s Wells Elixir Festival, you are invited to join The Exchange’s cast and director Chaldon Williams for a dance workshop. The session is designed for all ages and explores styles inspired by Hip Hop and ideas behind the performance.
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About the company

ZooNation Youth Company is ZooNation’s subsidised talent development programme for young performers who have a focused desire to train in ZooNation’s signature styles and develop their passion.
Every year we audition and meet many young adults to set up the programme, who then train every week and experience a variety of high profile performance opportunities.

The 2023-24 cohort of ZooNation Youth Company is directed by Chaldon Williams.
Chaldon was a participant of ZooNation and iii’s The Artists in 2021, and since then worked on the Olivier Award winning TRAPLORD. 
We are hugely excited about Chaldon’s vision for the new ZooNation Youth Company.

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Behind the scenes

Photography documenting the rehearsal process of The Exchange by Tom Bowen and Shokirie Clarke

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Watch The Exchange documentary by Monkey Flip Media, commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage