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 September.
Inspired by neuroscientist Dr Sebastian Seung’s theories, Alastair Marriott's 'Connectome' explores how our personality is created not by genes but by the 'map of the brain'. Alongside it returns Wayne McGregor's gothic 'Raven Girl', a modern-day fairytale of a raven girl who is trapped in a human body and longs to fly. This 2013 blockbuster was created in collaboration with 'The Time Travelers Wife' author Audrey Niffenegger with music by Gabriel Yared 'The English Patient' fame.Read more
Pirouetting into their autumn season with style, the Royal Opera House stage Kenneth MacMillan's much-loved definitive version of Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet'. There's a raft of exciting dancers working on it, including Natalia Osipova, Steven McRae, Lauren Cuthbertson and Marianela Nunez.Read more
Great Israeli choregrapher Hofesh Shechter stages an uber festival of a load of intriguing shows. Perhaps the most exciting is the return of dance/rock-gig mash-up 'Political Mother' which will take place in the huge Brixton Academy. The sound is immense - huge drums all over the stage - and the movement is rhythmical and infectious. As well as this, Shechter is staging a new trilogy 'Barbarians' at Sadler's Wells, and opera and a piece by the Shechter Junior company. Autumn's not-to-miss dance event.Read more
Adapting Milton's epic poem 'Paradise Lost' into a one man dance show is no mean feat but Ben Duke makes short work of his devilishly long source matter. Playing not just God but Adam, Eve, and Lucifer, he's earned heavenly reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.Read more
This multimedia-rich piece from choreographers Robin Dingemans and Nick Bryson replicates the commercialised buzz of advertising that surrounds us, placing two disabled dancers at its heart. It'll leave you interrogating media norms of beauty, while creating an austere harmony of its own.Read more