The best dance shows this month

Take your pick from the highlights of the London dance scene this month
By Time Out London Theatre |

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 February.

'A Posi+ive Life' at Rich Mix
Dance, Contemporary and experimental

A Posi+ive Life

icon-location-pin Rich Mix, Shoreditch

This immersive, interactive dance show is all about sex-positivity. Six characters meet and flirt at a house party, swirling the audience into a stylish look at love of all kinds. 

'Resolution Festival 2019' at The Place
Dance, Contemporary and experimental

Resolution Dance Festival

icon-location-pin The Place, Bloomsbury

The UK's biggest festival of emerging dance artists returns for its 30th year, in collaboration with Rambert, Jackson's Lane, Grad-Lab Dance and Breakin' Convention. The bold programme spans everything from hip hop to ballet, South Asian dance to circus, with a healthy dose of experimentalism. 2019's line-up boasts triple bills from 81 companies. For more info, visit The Place website.

Dance, Ballet

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

icon-location-pin Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Star dancer Carlos Acosta's 2013 production of 'Don Quixote' spices up the Petipa original with some of his own choreography, including a reworking of the second act's 'gypsy' scene, and an onstage band of musicians. Now, the Royal Ballet are bringing back this witty, silly, and visually lush take on a ballet classic for Spring 2019. 

Theatre, Circuses

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

icon-location-pin Peacock Theatre, Holborn

This glam art deco circus show by Cirque Éloize is set in a '20s hotel. The maître d’hôtel oversees a sophisticated succession of acrobatic acts performed by bellboys, tourists, and visiting celebrities, and accompanied by an onstage band. Plus, there are bonus time-travelling jaunts into the '70s, and even to 2040. 'Hotel' marks Canadian company Cirque Éloize's 25th anniversary, and features 12 acrobats and musicians performing to Éloi Painchaud's original score.

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