Dance Around London: September 2012

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Dance Around London: September 2012

Disabled dancers, a rare appearance by San Francisco Ballet, hip hop, Sasha Waltz and The Place Prize.

Private Dancer, choreographer Janice Parker's addition to London 2012 festival, is part dance, part intriguing art installation. An illuminated house with five rooms, audience members will be invited at random to enter a room alone, privy to the private world of a disabled dancer, before moving on. Sep 7-9, Royal Festival Hall, £10.

Unlimited Festival continues in parallel with the Paralympics with Claire Cunningham's Ménage à Trois, a very personal and poignant account of her relationship with the crutches she's been using for most of her life. Saturday 8 September, Queen Elizabeth Hall, £10-£20.

San Francisco Ballet return to London for the first time in eight years, flaunting their virtuoso style in three eclectic programmes, including George Balanchines's large-scale Divertimento No. 15, where you can see the stage sliced by exquisite lines. 14-23 September, Sadler's Wells 7.30pm, £12-£45.

If you didn't catch it the first time, the rave-reviewed, zany, Shakespeare-influenced  Some Like it Hip Hop by ZooNation Dance Company is back for a second run. Sep 20-Oct 13, Peacock Theatre, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm) £12-£38. Read our review.

Gorgeously foreboding ensemble work glitters inContinu by Sasha Waltz and Guests, which combines Waltz's two museum works for a cast of 24 dancers. Sep 28-30, Sadler's Wells £12-£38.

The Place Prize for new choreography returns this month with previews and semi-final performances running from 6-22 September. Watch out for a more detailed preview coming soon (tickets £12-£17).

Last Updated 04 September 2012