A DAZZLING array of dance and circus events are set to astonish and amaze visitors to Lighthouse.

The arts centre in Poole continues its relationship with the Inside Out Dorset festival in September, which aims to bring extraordinary events to extraordinary places around the county. Together they present Sodade by Cirque Rouages, a free of charge event on the opening weekend of the festival from September 14 to 15.

Breath-taking circus and magical storytelling combine in a world-class sunset spectacular, as Cirque Rouages take to the sky above Poole Quay on an ever-turning cable, telling timeless stories of the sea.

A tale you think you know unravels and explodes as Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance (October 9 to 10) flips your expectations of five familiar characters from Dickens’ Oliver Twist with their contemporary hip-hop style.

Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of a notorious and complex villain; a powerful dance production which imagines Fagin’s youth driven by greed and ambition in the face of overwhelming poverty.

Following the hugely popular Bromance and Kin the four extraordinary performers of Barely Methodical Troupe explore their physical limits in an explosive display of power-based acrobatics from October 24 to 25. Shift pushes at physical limits, alters perspectives, challenges gravity and spins your head around. It features guest artists Elihu Vazquez, Spain’s leading break-dancer and Sweden’s top flyer Esmeralda Nikalojeff working alongside BMT’s big man Louis Gift and international cyr wheel specialist Charlie Wheeller.

Lighthouse proudly welcomes Rambert2 for the first time on October 30 and 31. Made up of the world’s most exhilarating early career dancers, the brand new Rambert2 presents works from some of the world’s most thrilling choreographers, including artistic director of Sydney Dance Company and former Rambert dancer Rafael Bonachela’s E2 87SD, Killer Pig by Israeli dance superstar Sharon Eyal and a new creation by Rambert’s Guest Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer.

Sigma, the beautiful new show from Gandini Juggling, explores the creative interface between juggling, geometry and classical Indian dance on November 8. Performed by a quartet of female artists including the award-winning choreographer Seeta Patel, Sigma showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, at the heart of which is a unique interpretation of the South Indian dance form, Bharatanatyam.

Tickets for all events are on sale now at the Lighthouse ticket office. Call 01202 280000 or book online at lighthousepoole.co.uk