25-27 May: Zero Point. An engrossing sensory performance inspired equally by the sacred and scientific, Zero Point fuses digital imagery produced by motion-sensing technology with meditative choreography. 7.45pm. Tickets £16-£30. www.barbican.org.uk. Silk St, EC2Y 8DS. T: 020-7638 8891. C10. Station: Barbican.
Royal Opera House
The Royal Ballet Company’s home base.
To 13 May: Mayerling. Adult drama meets electrifying choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful ballet – a devastating tale of extreme passion and desperate acts, inspired by true events. Please check for times and prices. www.roh.org.uk. Bow St, WC2E 9DD. T: 020-7304 4000. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
9-13 May: Northern Ballet. Northern Ballet returns with this true story of the notorious lover Casanova. Kenneth Tindall’s first full-length ballet is a riot of intrigue and seduction. Based on playwright and author Ian Kelly’s 2008 biography of Casanova, Northern Ballet unmasks the man who still thrills us today. With a custom score from Kerry Muzzey, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, and designs from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Christopher Oram, prepare to be led into temptation. 16-20 May: Ghost Dances. First performed in 1981, Christopher Bruce’s eerie contemporary work is on a UK tour and will be performed at Sadler’s Wells as part of a triple bill (p. 48). 22-24 May: M!longa. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s interpretation of tango is inspired by the late-night milonga scene found in the intimate bars of Buenos Aires. Please check for times and prices. www.sadlerswells.com. Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN. T: 020-7863 8000. Off map. Station: Angel.
6 May: Candoco: You and I Know. Disabled and able-bodied dancers present a new duet by choreographer Arlene Phillips. Free. 4pm & 6pm. www.southbank centre.co.uk. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. T: 0207928 3232. E8. Station: Waterloo.