Our critic chooses her highlights, recalling inventive lockdown venues and the emotional return of the Royal Ballet
Sadler’s Wells, London, March; broadcast on BBC Four in May; available on iPlayer
An astonishing assertion from Crystal Pite and her Kidd Pivot company of the interpretative power of dance; a sinuous version of Gogol that combined lip-syncing to a text and visceral movement that articulated every word. Riveting.
Coronet, London; February
A reminder, just as theatres closed, of the atmospherics of live action, as Russell Maliphant and his dancers, including his wife, Dana Fouras, in her final performance with the company, wove magical movement under rippling light.