Rambert2, part of Cardiff dance festival.
Dorrance Dance: Myelination and Other Works
Tap dance for the 21st century. Having learned from the masters of American rhythm tap, Michelle Dorrance brings artistic curiosity and damn good taste to her artform. Myelination’s title refers to the speedy transmission of nerve impulses, and the dancers skitter so swiftly across the floor they’re almost gliding.
Sadler’s Wells, EC1, Thursday 14 to 16 November
Cardiff dance festival
Two weeks of top-class contemporary dance, mostly small in scale but full of ideas, including a piece celebrating the Welsh passion for rugby by National Dance Company Wales; a sweatily intimate and acrobatic duet from Jan Martens; and the talented young dancers of Rambert2.
Various venues, to 24 November
Ballet Black: Triple Bill
Mthuthuzeli November revisits a landmark of South African history in Ingoma: the story of 60,000 black miners on strike in the 1940s. There are also short and zingy pieces by Martin Lawrance and Sophie Laplane.
Theatre Royal Stratford East, E15, Saturday 9; Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds, Friday 15 to 16 November