It's another week dominated by Pina Bausch and by student and graduate shows, but don't let that distract you from StopGap Dance Company's outdoor performance on Sunday as part of GDIF, and a showcase of works by Hofesh Shechter's dancers on Saturday at The Place.


Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: World Cities 2012

'Der Fensterputzer' ('The Window Washer'; Hong Kong) - 18 & 29 June
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Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes (1 interval)

Bamboo Blues (Kolkata) - 21 & 22 June
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Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (1 interval)

We're now into week three of this retrospective season of Pina Bausch's commissions to create works inspired by residencies in various global cities, with the results being highly theatrical, interspersed by some beautiful dance sequences. Those expecting an evening of dance will be disappointed, but there's much to enjoy in Bausch's insights and wry humour.

In Good Company - 23 June
The Place
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Five of Hofesh Shechter's dancers are stepping out from under Shechter's shadow and exploring their own choreographic talents in this showcase, While they're likely to be influenced at least slightly by Shechter's recognisable style, we're looking forward to seeing James Finnemore's and Sam Coren's new works. Other works will be created by Philip Hulford, Sita Ostheimer and Yeji Kim.

StopGAP Dance Company: Spun Productions - 24 June at 1pm & 4.15pm
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival - Monument Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

StopGAP, one of the UK’s leading integrated dance companies, returns with the audience favourite Spun Productions, a humourous and highly entertaining piece following the rise and fall of a celebrity wannabe. It's free, so bring some sunshine along and enjoy!

Graduate Shows

INTOTO Dance: 19 & 20 June
The Place
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London Studio Centre has several graduate companies, highlighting the diversity of their training, and INTOTO is their contemporary dance company, performing an exciting line-up of leading contemporary choreographers - Nuno Campos, former dancer and Rehearsal Director with Henri Oquike Dance Company; Darren Ellis, a former member of AMP and Richard Alston Dance Company; Cameron McMillan, Associate Artist of DanceEast who has created work for companies ranging from Rambert Dance Company to Royal New Zealand Ballet; and award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director of bgroup, Ben Wright.

Ballet Central: 20 June
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House
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The graduating students of Central School of Ballet present a programme which features new works from Mikaela Polley (Rambert Dance Company), Sharon Watson (Phoenix Dance Theatre) and Sara Matthews, as well as revivals by Matthew Hart, the late David Fielding, and Ballet Central’s founder, the late Christopher Gable. This exciting programme of ballet, contemporary, jazz and narrative dance will also feature live accompaniment by Musical Director Philip Feeney.

LC3: 22 June
Rich Mix
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LC3 is the touring company of a handpicked selection of graduating students from London Contemporary Dance School, with many of its performers quickly becoming successes in their own right in the next few years. This programme features repertoire by internationally renowned artists including Richard Alston, Rick Nodine and Janice Garrett alongside student choreography.