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Photo: Laurent Philippe 'The Future Bursts In' by Ballet de Lorraine

Dance Umbrella: twelve dazzling dance shows to see this October

Each year, the world's edgiest, boldest contemporary dance comes to London for Dance Umbrella. Here are the shows you can't miss in 2019.

By Alice Saville

Dance and umbrellas were bedfellows long before Rihanna got in on the act: since 1978, London’s unique Dance Umbrella international festival has offered a host of smart, genre-blending, and beautiful contemporary dance for our delectation. A line-up of international dance-makers, many of them barely known on these shores, will be showing off their wares in London this October (8th-27th October 2019) alongside an array of homegrown talent. Here's our run down of what to look forward to. 

Fancy a trip to the theatre instead?

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