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Dances from around the world in the West End


Dances from around the world in the West End

See the world come to life from the comfort of the West End with tickets to a world-class dance 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.

Dance shows from around the world

Soul of Shaolin


Combining martial arts with a heartwarming story of love, family and redemption, a cast of 30 Shaolin performers will take to the stage with Soul of Shaolin. The Tony Award-nominated show follows Hui Guang, a young boy who begins training in the art of Kung Fu, later torn between his love of martial arts and his family. Playing for just 18 performances at the Troubadour Theatre Wembley this September and October, don’t miss out on the Soul of Shaolin now.

Heartbeat of Home

Heartbeat of Home

Music and dance styles from around the world come together in Heartbeat of Home, soon to open at the Piccadilly Theatre. After a limited engagement at the London Palladium earlier this year, as well as entertaining audiences across China and the United States, the show embraces flavours and cultures from around the world, with captivating dance routines choreographed by David Bolger and John Carey showcasing all dance styles in an epic production.

Le Corsaire

Following performances in 2016, the English National Ballet will bring Le Corsaire back to the lLondon Coliseum. Travel to a faraway land for the adventures of a dashing pirate, Conrad, and his feisty girlfriend Medora. Will they outfox villainous schemers and find happiness on the high seas? See Hollywood inspired costumes and beautiful dancing set to a romantic score.

Another Kind of Blue – Flirt With Reality

Choreography by David Middendorp explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality in Another Kind of Blue. Flirting with reality, dancers perform alongside animations, projections and drones in a dance show where humans and technology seemingly become one. With illusions and dancers defying gravity, question what it means to move at Another Kind of Blue.

Acosta Danza – Evolution

Esteemed dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta returns to Sadler’s Well with his Cuban dance company to present their newest works. Featuring music by the Rolling Stones as well as classical movements, enjoy a second programme of ballet and contemporary works interpreting original styles and giving them a new lease of life.

Ballet Preljocaj

Presenting a traditional Chinese tale through dance, Angelin Preljocaj explores fairytales in a daring production. Follow a traveller taking shelter from the rain in a temple. When he finds himself enchanted by one of the women depicted in a painting on the wall, see a haunting set come to life as ‘the painting on the wall’ jumps out.

Mixed Programme

In a thrilling collaboration, dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Ballet Black appear on stage in a mixed bill. featuring Cathy Marston’s National Dance Award-winning The Suit, Twyla Tharp’s sizzling tribute to Old Blue Eyes, Nina Sinatra Songs and a new work from Jack Lister, commissioned as part of Ballet Now.

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.