News: Your weekly London dance guide

Monday 16 October 2017


Catch ‘ground-breaking dance-maker’ Shobana Jeyasingh radical re-imagining of Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet La Bayadère. ‘Weaving compelling narrative seamlessly between fact and fantasy, the piece searches for the origins of the mysterious bayadère (temple dancer)’. This latest production features a bold new design by Tom Piper, co-creator of the Tower of London’s poppy installation. Read more about Tom’s work here.


Watch a ‘hypnotic dance duet’ as Annie Hanauer and Lora Juodkaite’s present ‘raw and captivating self-portraits’ in Torde at the Arts Depot. Stay on for a free Q&A after the performance.


Check for return tickets to see dancers from the UK’s five leading ballet companies perform two of MacMillan’s ‘sunniest works alongside a new production of his dark, classical fairytale, at the Royal Opera House as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration .


Head to Sadler’s Wells to see ‘three acclaimed choreographers create three inimitable dance works to the same piece of music’ for the ‘world class dancers’ of Lyon Opera Ballet.


Explore the artist Rodin’s ‘fascination with dance and bodies in extreme acrobatic poses’ at The Courtauld Gallery. The exhibition focuses on a series of small scale experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements. These leaping twisting figures in terracotta and plaster are presented alongside a series of ‘remarkable drawings’ in which Rodin explored movement and new forms of dance.


Enjoy a night of rarely seen dance styles from Kerala in an evening exploring the moments of revolution in Indian mythology presented by Akademi.


Grab your popcorn and head to a cinema near you to see the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet live from Russia. Saturday’s performance is of Le Corsaire which sees the pirate Conrad fall in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar.

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