Choice: Dance

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The Featherstonehaughs, The Place, London NW1 (0171-387 0031) 8pm

Twelve lords a-leaping... well, six actually. Lea Anderson divides her time between choreographing the "ladies dancing" of the Cholmondeleys (pronounced "Chumleys") and the male sextet, the Featherstonehaughs (pronounced "Fanshores"). The two companies have danced together but are best known for their worlds apart. Previous productions have seen the men exploring classic American male stereotypes in Go Las Vegas while The Bends rushed in where the Village People feared to tread with a look at life in the navy in war-time submarines. Their latest work, to celebrate their 10th anniversary is entitled The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketch Books of Egon Schiele which is the long and the short of it. Conceived around the entirely plausible idea of a series of "lost dances", the publicity photographs alone vividly convey the haunting sexuality and the alarmingly twisted, entwined physicality of the artist's instantly recognisable work.

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