World dance in London: Global dance styles in the West End

By | Posted on 17-Apr-2019

World dance in London: Global dance styles in the West End

Experience cultures come to life through world dance from the comfort of the West End with tickets to a world-class show. Choreographers from continents far and wide bring their latest routines to the capital’s dance hubs, showcasing the newest talents and dance styles. Whether it’s an American dance company taking on the music of a Russian great or an African dance that’s returning to London, you’ll want to see every move up close at these dance shows.

Want to find out more about where dance shows are performed in London? Read our guide to the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and the London Coliseum.

World dance shows: Global styles in London

13 Tongues of Dust

Performing their critically-acclaimed Taiwanese dance style to London, especially with Lin Hwai-Min, bringing works from the current and new artistic directors, don’t miss their limited engagement at Sadler’s Wells in 2020. Lin’s Dust uses Dmitri Shostakovich’s response to the destruction of Dresden to form his own requiem for this century. Dancers struggle through smoke and dirt until they are swallowed up in the darkness in Lin’s Dust, while the tales of Taipei are explored in Thirteen Tongues.

Alina Cojocaru

Witness the exquisite Romanian ballerina as she curates and performs in a new programme of classical and contemporary works at Sadler’s Wells.  Joined on stage by Danish ballet star Johan Kobborg, Cojocaru has marked out their partnership as one of ballet’s great collaborations.


Taking inspiration from the ground-breaking spirit of Florence Nightingale and the women who supported the war effort in Crimea, Tamara Rojo choreographs and directs a brand new production of Raymonda at the London Coliseum. Keeping the 19th-century original score by Alexander Glazunov and the classical choreography of ballet genius Marius Petipa, see a heroine in command of her own destiny in this punchy production.