A real mix of dance styles make our hitlist for next month
Sylvie Guillem: 6000 miles away
You may have heard of this long limbed ballet dancer and mistakenly thought she’d retired. Whilst not frequenting the stage with her old ballet companies, Guillem is finding every opportunity to put her amazing talent to the test in a whole range of contemporary choreographies. She’s in safe creative hands with an evening of new dance by Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián. All proceeds from the 7 July show go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.
Sadler’s Wells, 5 – 9 July, tickets £10 - £45 (£20 - £75 on the 7 July)
Hofesh Shechter: Political Mother The Choreographer's Cut
You may be a fan of directors cuts but have you ever considered a choreographers cut? Hofesh is bringing his most electrifying work today back to Sadler’s Wells, and if it didn’t pack enough punches for you the first time round, try it with 6 extra dancers, 24 musicians and brand new scenes. Warning: it's loud.
Sadler’s Wells, 12 – 16th July, tickets £10 – £27 (£10 standing)
Teenage choreographers and young dancers take to the Opera House main stage for a mixed bill that includes a new work by Wayne McGregor.
Royal Opera House, 10 July. Tickets from £5
Royal New Zealand Ballet: From Here to There
This triple bill features Banderillero by Javier de Frutos, A Song in the Dark by New Zealand choreographer Andrew Simmons, and Plan to A by Jorma Elo. de Frutos has a knack of angering traditionally ballet audiences but we’re that's no bad thing.
Barbican, 14 – 16 July, tickets £16-£32
Intelligent Movement - A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture
Hip Hop is certainty taking centre stage at the Southbank Centre this summer with a whole host of performances, workshops and parties dedicated to the genre.
Southbank Centre, 14 – 17 July, various prices
Cloud Dance Festival - Firefly
It's back with a new website and a 3 night line up that features work by Royal Ballet artist Kristen McNally danced by Tommy Franzen, fest favourites Slanjayvah Danza, Sol Dans and Taciturn.
Pleasance Theatre, Islington, 22-24 July. Tickets £10
Mariinsky 50th Anniversary Season
Also known as the Kirov Ballet, the majestic Mariinsky move into Covent Garden to wow London with their renowned 'perfection'. Presenting four full length ballets: Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadere and Anna Karenina, along with two brilliant mixed bills, balletomanes are spoilt for choice.
Royal Opera House, 25 July - 13 August. Tickets from £8.50
Recommendations from Lindsey Clarke and Libby Costello