Dance: Event of the week

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Furioso Tue to May 8

Sadler's Wells

Asked to state in three words the most famous features of her native land, Meryl Tankard's voice rang out loud and clear: "Kangaroos! Boomerangs! Me!" That was in her days as a member of Pina Bausch's Wuppertal Dance Theatre. Now she has the chance to show how just her claim was. Since 1993 she has directed the Australian Dance Theatre, and they bring her show Furioso to London this week. Ropes enable her 10 dancers to swing out over the audience; riveted steel plates provide a background for them to bounce against, as they struggle in what is billed as a battle for supremacy in love.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1 (0171-863 8000) Tue to Sat 8 May 8pm (70 minutes with no interval)