The Sunday Preview: Dance

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Royal Ballet (Covent Garden, 071-240 1066, from Thurs). The autumn season opens with Darcey Bussell and Zoltan Solymosi in Swan Lake.

Five Floors (Angel Square, N1, 071-494 3730, today and tomorrow). A dance for each floor of this striking new building, devised by Ian Spink and choreographed by Ellen van Schuylenburch and Gary Lambert.

Birmingham Royal Ballet (Birmingham Hippodrome, 021-622 7486, from tomorrow). A 60th anniversary production of Kurt Jooss's The Green Table opens the season, in a triple bill with Bintley and Ashton.

Dance Umbrella (various London venues). Catch American legend Merce Cunningham at the QEH, 071-928 8800, Fri & Sat; and improviser Laurie Booth at the Riverside Studios, 081- 748 3354, Fri & Sat.