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.
New company dotdotdot dance create flamenco that defies stereotypes - this contemporary performance emphasises female power over polka dots and ruffled frocks. Magdalena Mannion, Yinka Esi Graves and Noemi Luz capture the power of a solo flamenco dancer, exploring how one dance can mimic the rhythms of an entire life's journey.Read more
Turning Stevenson's schlocky split personality classic into a piece of dance theatre is a move as unexpected as Jekyll's transformations into sinister Hyde. But choreographer Drew McOnie is well placed to manage the transformation: he's fresh from handling hordes of fiendish children in the Lyric Hammersmith's acclaimed Bugsy Malone. The cast includes Daniel Collins as Dr Jekyll, Tim Hodges as Mr Hyde and Rachel Muldoon as Dahlia.Read more
A darkly fantastical story of obsession, revenge and redemption, 'A Winter's Tale' is one of Shakespeare's oddest plays. Christopher Wheeldon's 2014 three-act ballet adaptation combines a striking modern setting, bold designs by Bob Crowley and original music by Joby Talbot. With weather this chilly, it's almost worth postponing spring's arrival to enjoy this wintry spectacular.Read more
Choreographer and former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins creates a slick, stylish retelling of George Orwell's dystopian novel for Northern Ballet. In a world of intense conformity overseen by the sinister Big Brother, Winston dares to rebel by falling in love with Julia, and imagining a better world.Read more
Mary Shelley's tale of loneliness, betrayal, and the trauma of being created from stitched-together spare body parts is an unlikely choice for a dance drama. But Royal Ballet artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett has a flair for narrative and psychological complexity. His full-length ballet is bound to be a haunting interpretation of a classic spine-chiller.Read more