Dance: Event Of The Week - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Tue

Sadler's Wells, London EC1

All the way from Taiwan, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre makes its British debut with Songs of the Wanderers. Eclectic influences have helped to shape this piece: meditation and t'ai chi, various religious practices, Georgian folk songs, and Herman Hesse's account of the quest by Sidhartha for spiritual enlightenment. A monk watches as 14 pilgrims make their slow journey, punctuated by brief passages of wild activity, through a landscape represented by more than three tons of rice. The grains, coloured gold, travel with the company. If you were touched by Sankai Juku's recent visit to London, this comparable but different show should be your thing.

Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1 (0171-863 8000) Tue to 17 Mar, 8pm

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