A host of London dance shows are on across the capital this month. From ballet to tap, from street dance to folk tales, there is a wealth of options. The tough choice is where to start.
We’re here to help with a handy list of the London dance shows she’s most excited about this month. We’re sure one or two will be up your dance street.
Resolution 2018 (The Place) – Until 23 February
Not one show but many – the UK’s largest festival for new dance returns for a 29th year. In the course of the festival, the works of more than 80 artists will be staged at the St Pancras venue. With so much to choose from, there’s a dance piece to suit any taste.
Pluto (The Barbican) – 8 to 11 February
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon worked together to create a dance piece based on Japanese manga story Astro Boy. Mixing dance with puppetry and strong visual elements, the result tells the story of an android raised as a scientist’s son.
Viktor (Sadler’s Wells) – 8 to 11 February
Inspired by Rome, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Viktor features a pair of corpses getting wed and a woman who is changed into a water fountain.
Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour 2018 (The O2) – 10 to 11 February
See your favourite stars from the sequin-tastic TV show perform live as the dazzle, glamour and joy of Strictly Come Dancing arrives in London.
Juliet & Romeo: A Guide To Long Life And Happy Marriage (Battersea Arts Centre) – From 14 to 24 February AND (The Place) – From 27 February
What if Romeo and Juliet hadn’t died? What if they’d lived and got married? Well, according to Lost Dog’s new dance theatre piece, they’d be in their 40s, gripped by a mid-life crisis and staging a show to try to work through their issues.
Flamenco Festival London (Sadler’s Wells) – 14 to 25 February
Experience a whole range of flamenco at Sadler’s Wells this month as the theatre brings together dancers and musicians, both traditional and modern, to celebrate the Spanish art form.
Beats On Pointe (The Peacock Theatre) – 20 to 24 February
What happens when you mix ballet with street dance? Yes, there’s the 2001 Julia Stiles film Save The Last Dance but you also get Beats On Pointe. The energetic show is a culture clash mixed with comedy that’s sure to have audiences smiling. BOOK NOW
Macbeth (Wilton’s Music Hall) – From 23 February
The acclaimed Mark Bruce Company creates a dance-theatre version of Shakespeare’s tragedy about bloodthirsty ambition, setting it in a dark underworld.
Tango After Dark (The Peacock Theatre) – From 28 February
A memorable evening of tango performed by a cast of Argentinian stars led by German Cornejo. BOOK NOW