Dance; EVENT OF THE WEEK

Viva! Fri & Sun 25 Sept The Anvil, Basingstoke
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Following its successful summer tour in association with Wayne Sleep, Harold King's small but enterprising City Ballet of London strikes out on its own again with a new programme called Viva!, which celebrates Spanish and South American rhythms. The highlight is Hans van Manen's acclaimed and highly atmospheric Five Tangos, set to the music of Astor Piazolla, in a production personally supervised by its distinguished choreographer.

The up-and-coming English dance-maker Christopher Hampson contributes Canciones, a specially created dramatic work featuring singer and flamenco dancer Rosario Serrano. Also on the bill are the showpiece duet from Don Quixote, and a reworking by Robert North of his Entre dos aguas, which combines the music of Spain with jazz.

The Anvil, Basingstoke (01256 844244) Fri and Sun 25 Sept, 7.45pm, then touring

John Percival

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