Jun 6-Jul 9 2012, Sadler's Wells & Barbican Centre
Ten works by the late, legendary Pina Bausch, many of them making their UK debut. Part of the cultural festival surrounding the Olympics, it’ll be a marathon month for fans of tanztheater (or dance theatre, if you prefer it in English) and will probably inspire the same wide range of emotions as an endurance run: exhaustion, exhilaration, frustration, mental challenge, physical discomfort, personal revelation and light-headed joy.
Feb 8-18, Sadler's Wells
The Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival sees the theatre's auditorium alive with the sound of 'Olé!', and that's just from the audience. On stage, the clattering heels and mournful song of some of Spain's top performers is an annual treat, with a programme ranging from the purest gypsy flamenco to experimental modern dance. The gala show (Feb 11-12) is always a good opportunity to see a variety of artists in one sitting; elsewhere there are full-length shows from Manuela Carrasco, Rafael Amargo and José Mercé.
Until Sat Mar 3, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Nightclub, street and stage come together as choreographer Blanca Li mixes Parisian electro dance with contemporary dance and theatre in 'Elektro Kif'. Spanish-born, France-based Li has worked in a plethora of styles and...
Until Wed Mar 28, National Theatre, Lyttelton
Lloyd Newson's productions for DV8 are becoming increasingly less dancey show by show, but still we like to claim him as one of our own. 'Can We Talk About This?', a piece examining Islamic fundamentalism, has earned...
Tue Mar 13, Linbury Studio Theatre
Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh celebrates her company's twenty-fifth anniversary with a reworking of her 1988 work 'Configurations' set to a Michael Nyman score, played live. 'Configurations' demonstrates Jeyasingh's...
Until Sat Mar 17, The Place
The latest work from witty dance theatre director Luca Silvestrini moves into the age of social networking to look at the way the internet has affected life and love in the twenty-first century. This may be Silvestrini's...
Until Mon Apr 23, Royal Opera House
Probably the three most talented British choreographers working in the ballet realm, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor have all been nurtured by Royal Ballet director Monica Mason. In her final season...
Until Sun Aug 5, Sadler's Wells
Definitely one of Bourne's best works, 'Play Without Words' is a sexy, '60s-set, upstairs/downstairs dance drama, based on Robin Maugham's story 'The Servant' (and the Joseph Losey film of the book). You'll see super...
Until Fri Jul 20, Royal Opera House
Part of the London 2012 Festival (formerly known as the Cultural Olympiad), a hugely ambitious and exciting collaboration between the Royal Ballet and the National Gallery, based around three Titian paintings. The project...