GOING OUT / Seconds away: a ballet to beat all-comers

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THEY'RE HOT, they're dynamic, they're exuberant. They're Phoenix Dance Company, a Leeds group known for their energy, athleticism and ability to dance anyone off the stage. They are also known for their repertoire of powerful contemporary dance, three pieces of which will have their first London outing this week. Heart of Chaos (above) highlights the brutality and fatalism of the world of boxing; the other pieces, by Donald Byrd and Pamela Johnson, are Fatal Strategy and Face Our Own Face. The company recently won a Sainsbury's Arts Education Award and has been working with six schools to create an evening of dance about inner-city life, to be staged in Yorkshire at the end of this month. (Sadler's Wells, 071- 278 8916, Tues to Sat.)

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