6 dance shows and ballets to see in the West End
As well as musicals and plays in the West End, why not enjoy a different night out in London with a trip to a dance show? Filled with ballet shows throughout the year, see dances from different cultures before your eyes at some of these splendid productions. From dance classics to newer, innovative productions, there’s something for everyone in these shows full of movement and vigour.
Dance shows from around the world
Magic Mike Live
Witness the steamiest show in the West End at Magic Mike Live. Based on the 2012 movie of the same name starring Channing Tatum, be near the on-stage action taking place inside the intimate theatre, filled with dancing and acrobatics that’s stunned audiences at the Hippodrome since November 2018. Cheer all night long and lose your inhibitions at Magic Mike Live, an exhilarating show that champions sexual empowerment.
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.
Zoonation: Some Like it Hip Hop
Fusing hip-hop, Shakespeare and romance into an awesome dance production, the smash-hit Some Like it Hip Hop returns to London. First performed in 2011, it mixes Twelfth Night and Some Like it Hot in a tale of love, identity and revolutions, with dancing at the centre. Created by Kate Prince and the ZooNation company, you’ll want to see this inspirational dance production playing for a limited run.
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? Expect a swashbuckling romp, full of thrilling dancing by an extraordinary cast of performers, with gorgeous decors and costumes created by Hollywood’s Bob Ringwood, all set to a romantic score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Message in a Bottle
Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of music superstar, Sting. Songs including “Roxanne”, “Every Breath You Take”, and “Fields of Gold” will be performed, featuring unique choreography by Kate Prince, whose West End works include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Sylvia.
Make sure you’ve got tickets to see the classical ballet performed at Sadler’s Wells. Accompanied by the Adolphe Adam score, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Giselle tells the story of a trusting girl driven to madness and death by heartbreak, yet still seeks redemption for the man who deceived her, even from beyond the grave.
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