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 April.
Discover an ancient artform for free, with a series of pop-up Indian classical dance performances in Southbank Centre as part of their 'Concrete Dreams' weekend. The building's hard brutalist lines will be softened by sinuous performances from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Sonia Sabri, and students from The Bhavan Conversatoire (pictured)
The boyz are back with a soaring exploration of gravity in all its forms. An impressive roster of choregraphers, including Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon, were given just 14 days to create new works set to music by four contemporary composers. The results will be performed by a dynamic, close-knit male crew of dancers, alongside Russell Maliphant's returning work 'Fallen'.
From surreal ragtime to classical discipline, the Royal Ballet's three resident choreographers will show off their varied modus operandi in this mixed bill. It kicks off with Wayne McGregor's 2016 work 'Obsidian Tear', which casts nine men as mysterious figures, warriors or priests, who create a sinuous, pared down performance set to an original score.
In 1948, the first Caribbean migrants arrived in England on the ship the Empire Windrush. Inspired by this moment, Sharon Watson's new work for Phoenix Dance Theatre is an uplifting journey through black British history that's full of poignant images of struggle, survival and community.
Leave the children at home for this salacious ballet. For the past 40 years, Kenneth’s MacMillan’s three-act masterpiece, adapted from Abbé Prévost’s book ‘L’Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut’ has entranced audiences and divided critics with its sensual, noirish approach.