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Jiri Kylian's Nederlands Dans Theater (below) is not one company but three. Finding himself up to his eyes in excellent dancers he grouped them into three manageable and marketable bundles: Nederlands Dans Theater (the main company), NDT2 for the Dutch under-21s and NDT3 for the oldies- but-goodies so often put out to grass by other less flexible organisations. The core company of 32 dancers performs on a scale that makes it difficult to find a home for it in London and the capital hasn't seen them since Lord Lucan went walkies (their last British visit was to the glorious Bradford Alhambra). However, always willing to re-package his raw material, Kylian is sending 10 of NDT1's dancers to Sadler's Wells next week to perform four works new to London. The idea was initiated last year and participating dancers make the foreign tour during their three-week summer break.

Taking 10 dancers on a small-scale tour gives audiences a taste of NDT's strengths while showcasing home-grown choreography by company members. The week-long season at Sadler's Wells features two works by British dancer and choreographer Paul Lightfoot: Sh-Boom and Sigue, Johan Inger's trio Next, Jorma Elo's Forest Rain set to Chopin and Sechs Tanze by Kylian himself, with a little help from Mozart.

Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1 0171-713 6000. 8pm 30 May-3 June 3pm 3 June

The first 10 Independent readers to ring the box-office can get a free pair of tickets to the first night on Tue 30 May

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