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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 September.

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Fagin's Twist
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Fagin's Twist

It's 'Oliver Twist' - but not as you know it. Tony Adigun's Avant Garde Dance company is inspired by Dickens' tale of London lowlifes to create a whole new spin on street culture. Five characters are brought to life in a hip hop piece of dance theatre. 

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The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre , Bloomsbury Until Saturday October 15 2016
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Rewind Forward
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Rewind Forward

Yorke Dance Project’s new performance 'Rewind Forward' is a mixed bill that includes a revival of a seldom-staged ballet from Sir Kenneth MacMillan, as well as premieres of new works from choreographers Robert Cohan, Charlotte Edmonds and Yolande Yorke-Edgell.

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Lilian Baylis Studio , Canonbury Monday October 3 2016
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London Russian Ballet & London Russian Ballet School: Soul Of Dance
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London Russian Ballet & London Russian Ballet School: Soul Of Dance

Celebrate Russian ballet at its most energetic with this celebration of traditional and folk dance. This night of work from young dancers begins with a Festival of Chopin. Then it moves on to new works from choreographer Teona Charkviani, an Honoured Artist Of Georgia, who's inspired by the vibrancy of Russian folk dance music. Directed by Evgeny Goremykin.

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Cadogan Hall , Brompton Friday September 30 2016
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Matthias Sperling: Now That We Know
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Matthias Sperling: Now That We Know

Choreographer Matthias Sperling delivers a lecture, intersposed with his own dance performances, that looks into a hypothetical future where scientists finally understand the connection between mind and body. His work of physical science fiction brings a choreographers' perspective to an age-old scientific puzzle.

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Thursday September 29 2016
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Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace: The Last Tango
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Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace: The Last Tango

Two champions of Argentinian tango - and 'Strictly Come Dancing' stars - unleash a passionate performance, as part of their farewell tour. After 20 years dancing together and three West End shows, Vincent and Flavia are a slick outfit whose work is full of the fun and spirit of Latin dance.

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Phoenix Theatre , Covent Garden Until Saturday December 3 2016
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La Fille Mal Gardée
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La Fille Mal Gardée

Recommended

The Royal Ballet’s perma-fresh ‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ (‘The Wayward Daughter’) was created back in 1960 by Frederick Ashton but it still bursts with giddy silliness. A dreamy teenage girl causes mayhem on a farm that features pecking chickens as well as budding romance.

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Royal Opera House , Covent Garden Until Saturday October 22 2016

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