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The best dance shows this month

Take your pick from the highlights of the London dance scene this month

London's dance scene is hot with high pirouettes, lithe bodies and beautiful choreography. Time Out picks the best dance pieces to catch in the capital this Spring.


Dancing With The Devil

This new piece of dance theatre from Aletta Lawson is inspired by the life of the megastar dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Anastasia Revi directs a story of Nureyev's final days: as he dies of AIDS, he evokes the spirit of famed ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn, and journeys back into his tempestuous past with her.

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Sadler's Wells , Finsbury Until Wednesday June 29 2016

Natalia Hildner

Inspired by North Indian choreography, Natalia Hildner stages a performance of Kathak dance. Drawing on her own multi-ethnic background, she mixes subtle traditional principles with a bold contemporary style.

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Cecil Sharp House , Primrose Hill Sunday July 3 2016

Natalia Osipova

Multi award-winning Russian dancer Natalia Osipova hosts and performs in a dazzling evening of contemporary ballet. Sadler's Wells associate artists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russell Maliphant will feature alongside Opera House regular Arthur Pita.

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Sadler's Wells , Finsbury Wednesday June 29 2016 - Saturday October 1 2016

Candoco Dance Company: You And I Know

Contemporary dance ensemble Candoco mix disabled and non-disabled performers to stunning effect. This open air performance as part of Greenwich and Docklands International Festival has been created by celebrity choreographer Arlene Phillips, and explores the pain of falling in and out of love.

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Canary Wharf , Canary Wharf Friday July 1 2016 - Saturday July 2 2016

Greenwich Dances: We May Be Some Time

As well as vast old ships and navigational tools, the Greenwich Maritime Museum will be awash with dance inspired by the movements of the sea this month. Choreographer in Residence Bethan Peters has devised a free trail that fills the museum with local performers, who will explore journeys, travel and desire in performances based on their own experiences.

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National Maritime Museum , Greenwich Sunday June 26 2016