Choice: The critics

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Anyone who has never seen Sylvie Guillem should consider catching her in Swan Lake next Wednesday. She dominates three out of four acts as the sorrowing Swan Queen and as the evil doppelganger who lures Siegfried into the betrayal of Odette. Royal Opera House, London WC2 (0171-304 4000)

Belly dancing in London used to be a spectacle confined to sweaty Turkish nightclubs, but a renewed interest in the genre has given audiences a chance to appreciate the artistry of the form. In Dancing Girls, Wendy Buonaventura dances to an aural collage of voices that recounts travellers' tales of early Western contacts with this exotic dance. Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London EC1 (0171-713 6000)

The slightly disappointing Corazon Flamenco stamp their way through the ludicrous dance melodrama Noche de Santiago and present a virtuoso duet Lo Mas Hondo, featuring Manuela Carrasco in her British debut. Sadler's Wells, London EC1 (0171-713 6000)