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Monday, November 15, 2021

Yorke Dance Project: Past Present review – torque and tension, confusion and change by Sanjoy Roy

Linbury theatre, LondonYolande Yorke-Edgell and company join the dots between the founder-mother of American modern dance Martha Graham and the late Robert Cohan Programmes by Yorke Dance Pr…

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Ballet Black review – conflict and connection in spellbinding double bill by Sanjoy Roy

Linbury theatre, LondonWill Tuckett makes visual poetry of love, war and the work of Adrienne Rich, while Mthuthuzeli November journeys to a glitter-coated land of showtime What kinds of tim…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Lanre Malaolu: ‘I asked myself: what will you pass on?’ by Sanjoy Roy

The creator of the show Samskara on how race, masculinity, psychology and emotion have shaped his work for stage and screen – and why he never wants to be put in a box Who is Lanre Malaolu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:03AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Candoco Dance Company review – it all just works, beautifully by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler’s Wells, LondonFascinating in its form, enigmatic in its meaning, this double bill is full of delights As a company of variously abled and disabled dancers, Candoco generally presen…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

@Home review – Didy Veldman explores where the heart is by Sanjoy Roy

Gulbenkian theatre, CanterburyActions speak louder than words as a talented cast take a guided tour of our most intimate relations Didy Veldman’s @Home grew around the idea of being “at…

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

We Are As Gods review – big-time sensuality by Sanjoy Roy

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonSome 70 dancers reacquaint audiences with the BAC building in a sumptuous feast from James Cousins Company Though it features some 70 dancers, James Cousins’ W…

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sung Im Her: W.A.Y review – what a trip! by Sanjoy Roy

The Place theatre, LondonThe Korean choreographer’s all-female re-working of this 2019 piece builds patterns and variations to an ecstatic finale Sung Im Her’s W.A.Y is a “re-work” �…

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Double Murder review – ghoulish and gripping with hippy hugs by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler’s Wells, LondonHofesh Shechter presents two contrasting pieces: Clowns, which lambasts our seeming indifference to violence, and a tender antidote called The Fix The ringmaster tryi…

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Romeo + Juliet review – an intense rush of love and hate by Sanjoy Roy

Birmingham HippodromeTaking elements of contemporary, hip-hop, classical Indian and streetdance, Rosie Kay’s version of Shakespeare has a clamour of activity and ideas This autumn brings …

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Black Victorians review – bodiced bodies break free of restraints by Sanjoy Roy

Milton Keynes international festivalInspired by formal portrait photography of black Victorian Britons, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s sensual dance work restores life and humanity to its forgott…

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Future Cargo review – sci-fi show reflects these strange times back to us by Sanjoy Roy

Lowry, SalfordThree androgynous, silver-clad dancers loop and glide through a retrofuturist sealed set in Requardt and Rosenberg’s spaced-out touring production Shows that are distributed …

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Rosie Kay: Absolute Solo II review – strain, strength and beauty by Sanjoy Roy

Birmingham Repertory theatre The choreographer returns to the stage with a superb new work, Adult Female Dancer, part of a compelling evening of three solos Absolute Solo II is a sequel – …

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Barre, humbug! Can ballet put a spin on Charles Dickens in new film? by Sanjoy Roy

Russell Maliphant places movement front and centre of A Christmas Carol and dance is also boosting screen successes like Lovers Rock and Giri/Haji Dance and cinema have a common source. The …

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Shelter review – moves with our times by Sanjoy Roy

Available onlineJawole Willa Jo Zollar’s three-decade-old piece on homelessness takes on potent new meaning during Covid crisis The best theatre and dance to watch online Some dances seem …

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker review – stunning trio of dance films by Sanjoy Roy

In Hoppla!, Achterland and Mitten, the Belgian dance legend manages a dynamic mix of composition and choreography The Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has always been engross…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dadderrs: The Lockdown Telly Show review – surreality TV gem is a hoot by Sanjoy Roy

Available onlineFrauke Requardt and Daniel Oliver reprise their brave, surreal 2019 show for the coronavirus age In autumn 2019, the married couple Frauke Requardt and Daniel Oliver toured a…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bouncing back: European dance is kick-started with huge state support by Sanjoy Roy

Dancers are taking tentative steps back to work, giving socially distanced performances outdoors in Germany, France and the Czech Republic Tamas Detrich, director of Germany’s Stuttgart Ba…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

How the Electric Slide became the Black Lives Matter protest dance by Sanjoy Roy

This is a moment of movement: as people gather to push for change, collective dancing has become activism in motion The protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd have spread across the…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Northern Ballet: Geisha review – potent fusion of romantic dance and Japanese horror by Sanjoy Roy

Grand theatre, LeedsThis lavish production uses cinematic design to chilling effect and terrific choreography to drive the drama Kenneth Tindall’s Geisha for Northern Ballet echoes the arc…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Revisor review – astonishing take on Gogol demands to be seen again by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler’s Wells, LondonChoreographer Crystal Pite and theatre-maker Jonathon Young combine their worlds for a riveting piece Actors speak, dancers move. In Revisor, choreographer Crystal Pi…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now review – tribute to a trailblazer by Sanjoy Roy

Barbican, LondonSweeping nostalgia meets occult menace in this three-part homage to dance pioneer Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan was a founding figure of modern dance. Replacing ballet’s po…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Black Waters review – a muddied outcry against colonial horrors by Sanjoy Roy

Leeds PlayhousePhoenix Dance Theatre’s new piece contains flashes of anguished brilliance but feels cut off from its subject matter In 2018, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush premiered ju…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Return to Heaven review – all aboard for the dystopian merry-go-round by Sanjoy Roy

Tobacco Factory, BristolMark Bruce’s latest work is sensationally stimulating but perilously dizzying and hard to stomach Mark Bruce is a fascinating, highly distinctive choreographer, his…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Child review – scary scenes of untethered imagination by Sanjoy Roy

Barbican, LondonThis third part of Peeping Tom’s trilogy surreally explores the innocence and danger of childhood, but it’s definitely not for kids Having already graced the London inter…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The PappyShow: Boys review – 10-man team gets to grips with masculinity by Sanjoy Roy

Southbank Centre, LondonThis devised drama about relationships between young men moves from grim violence to understanding Physical theatre company The PappyShow devises its material through…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Box of Delights review – an exquisite Christmas cabaret by Sanjoy Roy

Green Dragon hotel, Hereford2Faced Dance put on a reality-busting promenade performance featuring parkour, slapstick and a sit-down dinner ‘Come along, chop-chop!” say our minders, rathe…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Top 10 dance shows of 2019 by Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

A snogtastic Romeo and Juliet from Matthew Bourne and an international dance-a-thon celebrating Merce Cunningham join a mixed troupe of winners More on the best culture of 2019 Continue read…

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Arthur Pita: Ten Sorry Tales review – six feet under and surreally shipwrecked by Sanjoy Roy

Jerwood DanceHouse, IpswichPita’s adaptation of Mick Jackson’s splendigly lugubrious children’s book mixes mime, acting, song and dance to pleasingly twisted effect If you like a happy…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Darbar festival review – blazing celebration of Indian dance by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe Temple of Fine Arts explode with energy and Nahid Siddiqui captivates with her lightness and gravity Initially a showcase for Indian classical music, since 2017 t…

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Boy Blue: Redd review – sequel to Blak Whyte Gray pushes the pain button by Sanjoy Roy

Barbican, LondonRhythms ricochet around an imaginary cell as the hip-hop partnership return with a darker, depression-themed piece In 2017, Boy Blue – the hip-hop partnership founded in 20…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Rosie Kay's Fantasia review – the cartoon wonder of dance by Sanjoy Roy

Birmingham Hippodrome Three dancers explore the harmony between music and movement in a show that flirts with parody as it unleashes joy ‘Don’t Mickey Mouse!” It’s one of the most ba…

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Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards