BALLET & DANCE IN LONDON
See some of the finest ballet performances in the world at The Royal Opera House and The London Coliseum. Both of these magnificent venues are located in Covent Garden and are just a short walk from One Aldwych. With a history of over 300 years, Sadler's Wells is the UK's leading dance house and shows everything from contemporary dance to flamenco, ballet and hip hop. Read on to discover what breathtaking performances are being shown during the upcoming months.
19 April to 15 June 2013
Kenneth MacMillan's dark tale of political intrigue and morbid obsession, set to Liszt's music, was created for The Royal Ballet.
Symphony in C
24 May to 8 June 2013
Bizet's Symphony no.1 provides a radiant accompaniment to one of Balanchine's best-loved ballets.
27 June to 16 July 2013
When Simon Boccanegra was a young man, his lover died and their baby disappeared. Years later, as Doge of Genoa, he is reunited with his daughter, but his newfound happiness is threatened by political enemies.
29 July to 15 August 2013
The Bolshoi Ballet launches its Golden Jubilee season at the Royal Opera House with one of Russia's greatest ballets.
The Sleeping Beauty
5 to 9 August 2013
The Bolshoi Ballet gives the first performance outside Russia of Yuri Grigorovich's magnificent revival of a ballet classic.
12 to 13 August 2013
The Bolshoi performs the UK premiere of its acclaimed new production of Balanchine's Jewels, inspired by the brilliance and colour of gemstones.
2 August to 3 August 2013
Petipa's exotic masterpiece is danced to perfection by the Bolshoi Ballet, as part of its Golden Jubilee season at Covent Garden.
30 September to 6 November 2013
Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist and one of the finest dancers of his generation, presents a new production of this exuberant tale of friendship, love and loyalty.
Romeo and Juliet
19 October to 7 December 2013
A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan's poignant ballet is a 20th-century classic.
Chroma / David Dawson / The
Rite of Spring
9 to 23 November 2013
One hundred years of visionary ballet: from Stravinsky's 20th-century masterpiece to innovative choreography by Wayne McGregor and David Dawson.
New Petronio / Noces / Virtual
30 October to 1 November 2013
The National Dance Company of Wales makes its first visit to the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme celebrating its 30th anniversary.
12 to 13 November 2013
Cardiff-based theatre company De Oscuro brings a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic tale to Covent Garden.
Pictures We Make
15 to 16 November 2013
The London premiere of works by acclaimed choreographic duo Gemma Nixon and Jonathan Goddard, and Company Chameleon founders Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner.
Repetition of Change / Tender
Crazy Love / Ki / All Alight
19 to 23 November 2013
A boldly inventive new programme from leading contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre.
4 December 2013 to 16 January 2014
A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's glittering score.
Boston Ballet - Programme
3 to 7 July 2013
See Vaslav Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun, George Balanchine's Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements and Jorma Elo's Plan to B.
Boston Ballet - Programme
5 to 6 July 2013
See three extraordinary and visionary works, Christopher Wheeldon's physically complex Polyphonia, Jiří Kylián's Bella Figura and William Forsythe's The Second Detail.
A Tribute to Rudolf
25 to 27 July 2013
The English National Ballet celebrates the legacy of this uniquely gifted dancer from his traditional classical beginnings through to his inspirational innovation.
30 July to 4 August 2013
Indisputably one of the greatest male dancers of this generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for five performances only, with a new show presenting highlights of his glorious career.
6 to 10 August 2013
Created by Fredrik Rydan Swan Lake Reloaded uses the remixed music of Tchaikovsky original combined with a host Swedish and international pop and rock writers.
Shanghai Ballet: Jane Eyre
14 to 17 August 2013
For five performances only the Shanghai Ballet Company are set to make their highly anticipated UK debut with performances of Jane Eyre.
English National Ballet - Nutcracker
11 December 2013 to 5 January 2014
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional, festive tale for all the family.
English National Ballet - Le Corsaire
9 to 19 January 2013
Le Corsaire (The Pirate) is a thrilling ballet about Conrad, a dashing pirate, and his love for Medora, a beautiful harem girl.
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