Akram Khan unleashes a radical Giselle, the Alvin Ailey company bring a hip-hop battle and secret choreographers keep audiences guessing at Dance Umbrella
The superb dancers of America’s “rainbow company” return for a UK-wide tour with a repertory that shows the influence of recently appointed director Robert Battle. While the company still performs its signature classic, Revelations, a more neoclassical influence has been introduced in works by Christopher Wheeldon and Aszure Barton and there’s a powerful hip-hop fusion piece by Rennie Harris.
• 6 to 17 September, Sadler’s Wells, London. Box office: 020-7863 8000. Then on UK tour until 19 October.
Source: Guardian Dance News