What's On London

What's On - London
Dance performances in the capital

 English National Ballet - Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández in La Sylphide. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET is performing Bournonville's La Sylphide in a double bill with Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort from 16 January. 

Englsih National Ballet - Ivan Vasiliev in Le Jeune Homme et la mort.

THE RUSSIAN BALLET ICONS GALA 2018 will take place on Sunday 25 February 2018 at the London Coliseum. The Gala will celebrate the legacy of the legendary Russian Ballet School and pay tribute to its world-renowned dancers. Organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006, the programme will feature excerpts from La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux. The evening will include contemporary contributions by John Neumeier, Roland Petit, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Maurice Béjart, Jessica Lang, Wayne McGregor CBE and Alexei Ratmansky.  There will be London and world premieres including A Flashback by Mariinsky-based choreographer Ilya Zhivoi, Warrior of Light by the unique ballet family Maria Sasha Khan and Nadia Khan, and Julian and Nicholas McKay under the umbrella of the Theatrum Vitae cultural platform. Vladislav Lantratov and Maria Alexandrova become Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in a pas de deux from the Bolshoi’s Nureyev (reviewed in the January issue of Dance Europe), the talk of the town in Russia’s contemporary dance scene.

Mariinsky Ballet - Oxana Skorik in Raymonda. 

Dancers currently scheduled to performed include: Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Roman Belyakov (Mariinsky Theatre), Sergio Bernal (Ballet Nacional de España), Audric Bezard (Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris), Federico Bonelli (The Royal Ballet), Maria Eichwald (Stuttgart Ballet), Dorothée Gilbert (Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris), David Hallberg (ABT/The Royal Ballet), Francesca Hayward (The Royal Ballet), Maria Sascha Khan, Nadia Khan (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma), Kim Kimin (Mariinsky Theatre), Ekaterina Kondaurova (Mariinsky Theatre), Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre), Julian McKay (Mikhailovsky Theatre), Nicholas McKay, Oxana Skorik (Mariinsky Theatre), Natalia Osipova (The Royal Ballet),  Artem Ovcharenko (Bolshoi Theatre), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre), Guiseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo), Dmitry Semionov (Semperoper Dresden Ballett), Polina Semionova (Staatsballett Berlin), Anna Tikhomirova (Bolshoi Theatre), Jacopo Tissi (Bolshoi Theatre), Stanislaw Wegrzyn (The Royal Ballet) and Sae Maeda (The Royal Ballet). Tickets HERE

MATTHEW BOURNE'S Cinderella can be seen at Sadler’s Wells until 27 January, and TTHE ROYAL BALLET revises Peter Wright’s production of Giselle from 19 January – 9 March. Casts include Marianela Nuñez partnered by Vadim Muntagirov and Natalia Osipova with guest artist David Hallberg. Latest casting list HERE.

At the Place, RESOLUTION 2018, the UK's contemporary dance festival for emerging artists, returns for its 29th year. Running from 12 January - 23 February, the season presents 81 artists who will present original works. Each evening features three companies opening with Mathieu Geffré Dance, Kendall Farrell and Lucy Palmer Dance on the 12th. Full programme HERE.

London Coliseum 


English National Ballet
The Nutcracker
2, 3/01, 19:30; 4/01, 14:30 & 19:30; 5/01, 19:30; 6/01, 14:30 & 19:30.

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide

9, 10/01, 19:30; 11/01, 14:30 & 19:30; 12/01, 19:30; 13/01, 14:30 & 19:30.

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/La Sylphide

16, 17/01, 19:30; 18/01, 14:30 & 19:30; 19/01, 19:30; 20/01, 14:30 & 19:30. 




English National Ballet - Jurgita Dronina in La Sylphide



Russian Icons Gala 2018

25/02, 19:00.


Royal Albert Hall


Birmingham Royal Ballet 
The Nutcracker

28/12, 19:00

29/12, 14:00 & 19:00

30/12, 14:00 & 19:00

31/12. 13:00 & 17:00

Box office link


Cirque du soleil

7/01 - 4/03

Box office link


Royal Opera House 

020 7304 4000 www.roh.org.uk

The Royal Ballet
The Nutcracker

1/01, 14:00 & 19:00; 2, 3/01, 19:30; 4/01, 12:30; 5, 10/01, 19:30.


19/01, 1/02, 19:30; 20/01, 19:00; 2/02, 13:00 & 19:30. 

The Clore Studio Upstairs

Draft Works 2018

11/01, 20:00; 12/01, 19:30.


Ashley Shaw and Dominic North in Mathew Bourne's Cinderella.




Sadler’s Wells Theatre 0844 412 4300


Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Until 27/01.


Peacock Theatre 0844 412 4322


The Wizard of Oz 
25 - 27/01.


The Place 


Resolution 2018

12.01 - 23/02.