News: Your weekly London dance guide

Monday 13 November 2017

Pavement image by Carrie Schneider Dancers: Maleek Washington & JeremyNeal


The festive season is nearly here, so why not beat off the Monday blues by booking a family friendly dance show. Not sure which to pick? We’ll be publishing our annual round-up this week, so pop back soon.


Check out the Emerge Festival at The Space. ‘Shining a spotlight on emerging dance and physical theatre work, the festival is created by choreographers and theatre makers from a mix of experience.’


Catch Border Tales at The Place. Following a ‘phenomenal run’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, award winning company Protein presents a ‘thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences.’


Watch ‘up and coming’ French choreographer Maud Le Pladec’s work HUNTED. Performed in London by Dorothée Munyaneza, this ‘powerful solo’ uses storytelling and ritual ‘to evoke the witch in every woman’.


See ‘one of the most prolific choreographers’ of our time’ Twyla Tharp’s new work for The Royal Ballet, in a programme that includes the first revival of Hofesh Shechter’s 2015 work for the Company.


Head to Sadler’s Wells to see dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham combine ‘contemporary and ballet dance forms’ in his trademark style “post-modern gumbo”. Inspired by the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood, the writings of American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois Pavement takes seven dancers through a culture plagued by discrimination and genocide in Pittsburgh’s historically black neighbourhoods.


Watch films directed by choreographers Siobhan Davies and Shirley Clarke as part of the Wandering Frame, a day of screenings based around the experience of walking the city.

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