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.
Tiny tots and grown-up fashion fans alike can enjoy 'Getting Dressed', a clothes-based show from Second Hand Dance. Choreographer Rosie Heafford has collaborated with dancers and the public to create a family performance that invites us all to be just a little more daring with our dress.
The UK's biggest festival of emerging dance artists returns for its 28th 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. This year's line-up boasts 26 triple bills from 78 companies. For more info, visit The Place website.
Much is made of the fact that this 2006 production of 'The Sleeping Beauty' draws heavily on Royal Ballet tradition. After various attempted revamps over the decades, this version returned for its inspiration to the original 1946 Ninette de Valois production – the ballet the company chose to reopen the Royal Opera House with after the war.