1. Theatre national de Chaillot, Paris
Among the largest— and most prestigious— concert halls in Paris, the Theatre national de Chaillot was built for the Paris Exhibition of1937 on the site of the former Trocadero Palace. With its lobby and restaurant offering spectacular views ofthe the fountains ofthe Trocadero outto the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars, it's a Paris icon in itself. Headed by choreographer and dancer Didier Deschamps, the theatre offers opportunities to see popular and experimentaltroupes perform in its three venues.
2. Sadler's Wells, London
With a history stretching back to 1683, the present-day Sadler's Wells is the sixth theatre on the site since its inception. It has grown to be the number one dance venue in the world, with more than half a million visitors every year— and more dance works commissioned and presented than any theatre in theworld. Sadler's Wells embraces both the popular and the unknown— presenting dance in all forms, from contemporary to flamenco, balletto hip hop andmuch more.
3. The Joyce Theater, NYC
Located in the Chelsea neighbourhood of NewYork City, the Joyce originally opened as an Art Deco movie theatre in 1941— and was closed for clandestinely showing pornographic films— before being reconfigured as a dance venue in 1982. An intimate 472-seattheatre built by dancers, for dance, the Joyce has gained a reputation for cultivating and honouring emerging and established artists. This classic New York institution aims to "embrace the entire spectrum of movement styles and traditions" — so you're likely to see jazz, tap and flamenco programmed alongside ballet.