DANCE: EVENT OF THE WEEK

Wild Air tonight then touring to 20 May Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
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Nobody could say Siobhan Davies lacks ambition. She recently celebrated her company's 10th anniversary with specially expanded productions, and in December a new work by her will open the Royal Ballet's first season in the rebuilt Covent Garden. Meanwhile, here she is premiering her first two-act creation, Wild Air. Besides her eight splendid dancers, she is again collaborating with the composer Kevin Volans. Londoners with enough patience can wait until September to see it at Sadler's Wells, but the smart thing would be to make the trip to Oxford this week, or Brighton next week. As our best living English choreographer, Davies qualifies for the Michelin assessment "worth a journey".

Siobhan Davies Dance Company, Oxford Playhouse (01865 798600) tonight, 8pm; Wycombe Swan (1494 512000) Tue 8pm; Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex (01273 622453) 18-20 May 7.45pm.

John Percival

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