Colette Sadler is a Scottish choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist. Trained firstly in Classical Ballet she later graduated from the Laban Centre London and was part of their fourth year performance company “Transitions”. She worked Internationally as a dancer with choreographers including Vicente Saez and Wayne McGregor amongst others.
Since 2007, Sadler's work has been shown in numerous International dance contexts and in the visual arts, including, Tanz Im August Berlin, South Bank Centre London, Performatik Festival Kaai Theatre Brussels, Art Night London, Nottingham Contemporary, Les Latitudes Contemporaines France, OGR Turin Italy, The British Council Showcase, Nordic House Reykjavik Iceland and Tokyo Festival.
Her upcoming 2024 creation “The Violet Hour” is co-produced by HAU (Berlin),Tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf),Charleroi Danse (Brussels); Dance International Glasgow 2025/ Tramway(Glasgow) and in partnership with Battersea Art Centre (London), Festival De Marseille (Marseille) France, Goethe Institut London and British Council France. In 2025 she will collaborate on a new creation with composer and multi-disciplinary artist Alexander Schubert.
Sadler's work operates at the intersection of dance, sculpture and digital art. Her interdisciplinary performances often explore the relationship between the human and the non-human, and the relationship between real and virtual spaces. In her performances, she stages bodies and identities in moments of transformation in which transitions between real and virtual realms are created by means of fiction. Since 2016 she has been developing "Present Futures”, a cycle of curatorial events exploring themes of speculative futures and post-humanism in collaboration with The Centre of Contemporay Art Glasgow UK.
Colette Sadler has been an artistic assistant in the BA Dance, Context, Choreography since October 2023.