And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…
DANCE: Solo For Two | London Coliseum | 6-9 Aug (pictured)
Ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev dance a sequence of pas de deux – or ‘Solo(s) For Two’, if you will – not least Ohad Naharin’s ‘Passo’, which features a score by Brit electronic pairing Autechre, and a special adaptation of Arthur Pita’s ‘God’s Garden’ titled ‘Facada’. Details and tickets here.
FILM/MUSIC: There Will Be Blood + live score | Roundhouse | 6-7 Aug
The Roundhouse shows Paul Thomas Saunders’ slick critics’ fave, Oscar-winning oil movie ‘There Will Be Blood’. The even slicker bit is this; there’ll be a live rendition of the film’s acclaimed OST by its co-creator, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, and a 50-man swathe of the London Contemporary Orchestra. Details and tickets here.
THEATRE: The Ring Cycles Plays – A Tale Of Gods & Monsters | The Scoop | 6-31 Aug
The Scoop’s award-winning resident theatre firm Gods & Monsters present their take on Richard Wagner’s mythological Viking-orama ‘Ring Cycles’, doing it as a series of talky-talky plays, aka sans the operatic scores. It’s a veritable ‘who’s who’ of ‘who’s weird’ in fantasy and folklore, with gods, giants, nymphs and dwarfs all featuring over the saga, which unfolds over four hours. Ah yeah, and since the show is part of the More London Free Theatre; it is, in fact, free to see. Details here.