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Dance Umbrella 2017: Rocio Molina Fallen from Heaven. Photo: djfrat
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Watch world-class dance performances by choreographers from around the world during Dance Umbrella.

The annual international dance festival brings innovative performances to iconic and unusual London spaces, from well-known cultural and dance venues to shipping containers and town halls.

The festival also presents a programme of workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions and screenings, with activities for newcomers and families as well as dance professionals.

Dance Umbrella 2017 festival highlights:

  • Watch a captivating duet between dancer Satchie Noro and a 40ft shipping container with Origami, a free outdoor performance taking place in five locations along the Thames. 11-15 Oct
  • Catch Spanish dancer Rocío Molina’s passionate take on flamenco in her latest work Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo) which explores womanhood at the Barbican. 12-14 Oct
  • Experience Freddie Opoku-Addaie's vibrant party of global-inspired dance and live music from Yaaba Funk and Kioko with Out of the System at Rich Mix. 16-17 Oct
  • Enter a visually psychedelic world filled with wit and surrealism as you watch South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name at The Place. 24-25 Oct
  • Consider the ways in which we view theatre at choreographer and author Liz Lerman’s Finding the Thread, Losing the Plot lecture at the National Theatre. 11 Oct
  • Glimpse dancers in east London homes and spaces in Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner’s free photography exhibition Stratford Living at Sadler’s Wells. 11-28 Oct.
  • Take the children along to the mesmerising DOT, a performance that combines technology and dance to create a world of light, colour and imagination, with showings at artsdepot, Watermans, the Albany at Trinity Laban and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. 22, 24, 26 and 28 Oct.



Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £28.00 (€11.36 - €31.81) per ticket
Concession Ticket: From £8.00 (€9.09) per ticket
Origami Performance: Free

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