Opening This Week: Dance

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BRB Choreographic Season (Birmingham Hippodrome, 0121 622 7486, Fri & Sat). Premiere of two ballets created collaboratively by BRB dancers themselves. The choice of music - Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals and Vivaldi's Four Seasons - means its returns only.

Beyond the Tutu: an Evening of Men Dancing (Birmingham Dance XChange Studio Theatre, 0121 522 7486, Sat). Unique programme of solos crafted by leading male dance artists, including Triple X, created by Richard Alston for dancer Jason Piper.

Chinese Takeaway (Swindon Town Hall Studios, 01793 463210, Thurs; Birmingham Midland Arts Ctr, 0121 440 3838, Fri). Bi Ma Dance Company perform Pit Fong Loh's collage of impressions of the Chinese people, following the return of Hong Kong. The piece incorporates Chinese Opera music and digitised photography of Chris Nash.

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