This week is again dominated by Pina Bausch, but you shouldn't let that distract you from 2Faced Dance's final London performance of their acclaimed triple bill In The Dust. There are also a few more student shows this week...


2Faced Dance: In The Dust - 14 June
The Albany, Deptford
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As 2Faced Dance prepare for their Glow Dance Festival, this will be their last London performance of this triple bill which they have been touring since last autumn.

2Faced Dance Company is one of the leading all-male contemporary dance companies, fusing contemporary dance with breakdancing to create powerful and daring performances. In The Dust is a triple bill featuring works by Tom Dale, Freddie Opoku-Addaie and 2Faced Artistic Director Tamsin Fitzgerald - if you haven't seen them yet, this is your chance to make up for it.

Pina Bausch: ...como el musguito en la piedra, ay si si si... - 12 & 13 June
Sadler's Wells
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Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins (1 interval)

There is added poignancy for this work, inspired by a residency in Chile, which was Pina Bausch's final work before her premature death in 2009. As with Viktor and Nur Du so far, expect a collection of surreal vignettes which say more about Bausch's recurring themes than they will about Chile itself. But with Bausch as the ultimate creator of tanztheater, who's complaining?

Pina Bausch: Ten Chi - 15 & 16 June
Barbican Centre
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Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (1 interval)

As with all of the works in this global collection of Pina Bausch, Ten Chi will likely be a collection of seemingly random and surreal vignettes, identifying idionsyncracies and eccentricities of Japanese life, with a dramatic accompanying set. Sit back and enjoy.

Graduate & postgraduate shows

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance: 13 June
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
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The RSB&CD website has not been updated to include this performance, but like all graduate shows, it will feature a mixture of student choreography with works by well-known choreographers. The standard is surprisingly good.

Verve: 12 June
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
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Fresh from their performance at The Place, Verve, the postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, performs in the more auspicious and less intimate setting of Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio. It's often difficult for lesser-known choreographers to share the programme with well-known choreographers, and the highlight of this programme is definitely the works by Akram Khan, Lea Anderson and James Cousins.

Other highlights

A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash - until 18 July

One of the most distinguished and outstanding dance photographers, Chris Nash's work work has seen him photograph some of this country's best-known and best-loved dancers and companies. This exhibit, far more extensive than the V&A exhibit of last year, explores Nash's innovative and dynamic approach to photography and presents a glimpse of the contemporary dance scene. On display will be photographs that show how Nash experiments with photography, drawing on his fine art background and using lighting, composition and collage to capture the atmosphere and movement of live performance.

Alongside Nash’s original prints will be advertising posters featuring his photography, two abstract video dance pieces created by Nash himself, and a specially commissioned film of the photographer at work. The exhibition will also be accompanied by quotations from choreographers and dancers talking about Nash’s powerful photographs and the inspiration for the images on display.

Royal Opera House: Friends' Booking Day (ballet) - 12 June

It's time for the seasonal feeding frenzy that is the ROH's Friends' Booking Day, followed by the opera booking day on 13 June - with the added excitement of being the first time the new website will be subjected to such heavy demand. Will we all get the tickets we want?

This will be the final opportunity to book advance tickets for Kevin O'Hare's first season as the Royal Ballet's Artistic Director, with an exciting emphasis on "new"; hot tickets include a triple bill of Macmillan's works, Liam Scarlett's Viscera (originally created for Miami City Ballet) and Phoenix Dance Theatre. If you're not a friend yet and want to join, here's the page you need: