It has been announced that New Adventures and Re:Bourne will present an evening of dance at London’s Sadler’s Wells to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ollivier, who tragically died earlier this year before the final performance of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells.
Mr Wonderful: A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life in Dance will take place at London’s leading dance venue on Monday the 18th January 2016 at 7.30pm.
Talking about the reasons behind the evening, Matthew Bourne said: “following the tragic events of the summer many colleagues and friends from across the dance industry expressed to us a desire to come together and celebrate Jonny’s life and also to provide some ongoing support to his young family. I’m thrilled that so many wonderful artists will come together in January to remember and celebrate Jonny’s career through a programme of exceptional dance.”
The evening’s programme will include extracts from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Car Man and Sleeping Beauty, featuring current and former principle dancers from the New Adventures Company. There will also be performances from Northern Ballet, where Jonathan danced for many years and The Rambert school where he trained.
The McOnie Company will perform in celebration of Jonathan’s time with the company and Kevin and Karen Clifton, from BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, will also perform in memory of their friend.
It will be introduced by Matthew Bourne and the performance will be interspersed with film clips and previously unseen footage in celebration of Jonathan’s life and career.
All ticket income from the performance will be put into charitable trust funds for Jonathan’s two sons Lucas, 6 and Isaac, 12 months.
To buy tickets for this special evening visit: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2016/mr-wonderful-a-celebration-of-jonathan-olliviers-life-in-dance/ .