Our pick of dance shows to see next month.
Platform AD - Mixed Bill
Showcasing the work of six emerging companies and new choreographic talent in an unusual setting (we fear sightlines may be a problem - pick your seat wisely) watch out for James Finnemore, who we liked at Cloud Dance Festival and AD Dance Company themselves. 3-5 November, The Actors Church, Covent Garden. Tickets £12/10.
New Art Club - Big Bag of Boom
New Art Club boys, Roden and Shenton, bring humour to dance, with intelligence and charm. This one night at the Place is a 'greatest hits jamboree' with special guests and a disco. Fun! 4 November at The Place, Tickets £17
Ballet Ireland - Sheherazade & 1001 Arabian Nights
This hot, new production of Sheherazade with original choreography by Morgann Runacre-Temple, is in town for one night only. From photos on Facebook it looks simple, inventive and quite beautiful. Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge, tickets £20
Oh, and while we're going round the home countries, Scottish Ballet is at Sadler's with a double bill on 3-4 November and Ballet Cymru bring Under Milk Wood to the Lilian Baylis Studio on 11-12 November.
The Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty
This hits the spot if you like your dance to be all tutus, pastels, fairies, magic and romance - the stuff that the Royal Ballet excels at. 11, 12, 14 & 21 November, Royal Opera House. Tickets from £6 standing right up to a ridiculous amount for a treat in the stalls or a box.
Rambert Dance Company Triple Bill
Two new pieces attract us to Rambert's autumnal show. Artistic Director Mark Baldwin's 'Seven For A Secret Never Told', which sees the incredible Rambert dancers bouncing around like oversize kids in a nursery rhyme sees the light alongside Javier De Frutos' Elysian Fields (which contains adult themes - excellent). Plus some Merce Cunningham's RainForest. 15-19 November, Sadler's Wells. Tickets £10-38.
The Place - COMMA 40
To round off Bloomberg's COMMA commissions, #40 see dancers and choreographers from The Place create a set of rolling residencies in the free gallery space on Finsbury Square, including site-specific installations, performances, video documentations and impromptu one-off dances. 19-27 November, Bloomberg SPACE, free entry.