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Monday, November 11, 2019

Nosedive review at Barbican Pit, London – ‘frustratingly tame circus show about climate change’ by Anna Winter

Nosedive, by physical theatre company Superfan, is a well-meaning show about intergenerational burdens featuring three adult performers and two young children. The

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Northern Ballet review at Linbury Theatre, London – ‘boldly original new work’ by Anna Winter

Northern Ballet is known for its dramatic prowess in large narrative works, but its latest triple bill shows off the company’s skill

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Sleeping Beauty review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘excellent revival of a cherished classic’ by Anna Winter

The Royal Ballet made its name with Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, reopening Covent Garden’s knackered opera house in 1946 with a production

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Giselle review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘lavish spectacle and wonderful performances’ by Anna Winter

There’s no shortage of spectacle in David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s production of Giselle. As befitting this most beloved of Romantic ballets, Hayden

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult review at the MAC, Belfast – ‘fascinating and unpredictable’ by Anna Winter

Lady Magma begins in the theatre bar with a free Negroni and some breathing exercises, courtesy of the choreographer. Dressed in a

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III review at Royal Opera House – ‘vibrantly danced triple bill’ by Anna Winter

The Royal Ballet proudly displays its heritage in a triple bill featuring works by founder choreographers Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, rounded

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Staging Schiele review – art, obsession and orgasmic yelps by Anna Winter

DanceEast, IpswichThe expressionist aesthetics of Egon Schiele’s nudes should make for riveting dance, but Shobana Jeyasingh’s production is a bit too beige It’s easy to see why the wo…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Split review – a compelling duet lays bare the female form by Anna Winter

The Place, LondonLucy Guerin’s show features two dancers – one clothed and one nude – and explores identity and the public and private self Shame, power, money: so many issues and expe…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Royal Ballet review – sublime surprises from Cunningham, Tanowitz and Ashton by Anna Winter

Royal Opera House, LondonPam Tanowitz’s gloriously rich Everyone Keeps Me is performed alongside bracing and serene revivals from Merce Cunningham and Frederick Ashton It’s a tough call …

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dada Masilo: Giselle review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ’emotionally punchy’ by Anna Winter

South African dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo’s Giselle is an enjoyable but uneven reworking of the classic Romantic ballet. Masilo transposes the

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Wasteland review at the Place, London – ‘humane, politically charged dance-theatre’ by Anna Winter

Wasteland is a truly wonderful piece of dance-theatre: humane, politically charged, by turns funny and sad. Gary Clarke’s follow-up to his acclaimed

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Redd review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘redemptive depiction of depression’ by Anna Winter

An eloquently expressive piece about depression, Boy Blue’s Redd is a fittingly subdued follow-up to the company’s blistering 2017 show Blak Whyte

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Stoke, a Love Story review at Longton Methodist Central Hall, Stoke-on-Trent – ‘richly rewarding’ by Anna Winter

Stoke, a Love Story is a richly allusive and playfully intelligent drama from writer Kat Boon and director Kat Hughes of Potboiler

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Skylight review at the Theatre, Chipping Norton – ‘tedious play is enlivened by strong performances’ by Anna Winter

David Hare’s 1995 play Skylight concerns the clash of world views between Tom – a wealthy restauranteur and unabashed Thatcherite in his

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Monday, September 23, 2019

'It will always touch your soul': why Giselle still haunts us by Anna Winter

The supernatural story of love, betrayal and death can be seen in three wildly different versions in the UK this autumn There’s something special about Giselle. Ever since its gas-lit pre…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Heartbeat of Home review at Piccadilly Theatre, London – ‘spectacularly crass’ by Anna Winter

Heartbeat of Home, a gaudy extravaganza from the producers of Riverdance, attempts to mix international flavour into the latter’s familiar formula. While

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Programme B review at Sadler’s Wells – ‘compelling mixed bill’ by Anna Winter

The theme of destiny runs through the second mixed programme presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadler’s Wells. It’s

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Lazarus review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘superbly danced’ by Anna Winter

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opens the first of its three programmes at Sadler’s Wells with Rennie Harris’ Lazarus. Created for the

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet (Montague Company) review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘a superb cast’ by Anna Winter

Matthew Bourne’s new take on Shakespeare’s tale of doomed teenage love dispenses with the Montague/Capulet family feud and recasts its protagonists as

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15 of the best Edinburgh festival shows now touring by Kate Wyver, Catherine Love, Anna Winter, Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

The festival is over for another year but plenty of its theatre, comedy and dance hits have announced dates around the UK CollapsibleBreffni Holahan gives a searing performance as Essie in M…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer review – a potent dance of rage and resilience by Anna Winter

Lyceum, EdinburghOona Doherty’s empathetic embodiment of machismo and feminine swagger makes visible the violence and vulnerability of her hometown Dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty’…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cyborgs and supermodels hit the dancefloor at Edinburgh by Anna Winter

In Ritualia and Learning from the Future, Colette Sadler poses questions about the human body. But does she find answers? It’s a bold move for any contemporary choreographer to reimagine B…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Not Today's Yesterday review – deft demolition of rightwing wrongs by Anna Winter

Zoo Southside, EdinburghLina Limosani and Seeta Patel target the whitewashing of colonial history in a punchy, pertinent piece of dance theatre Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and Bri…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Edinburgh festival 2019: the shows we recommend by Brian Logan, Alex Needham, Catherine Love, Michael Billington, Chris Wiegand, Mark Fisher, Anna Winter and Kate Wyver

Plan your schedule with our roundup of top shows, ordered by start time. This page will be updated daily throughout the festival BoutSummerhall, 10.20am, until 25 AugustAn exploration of bro…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Chosen review – dancing in the face of futility by Anna Winter

Dance Base, EdinburghCompany Chordelia’s show confronts the certainty of non-existence and evokes the brevity of a dancer’s onstage life The weighty issue of mortality informs Kally Lloy…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Crucible review – white-hot intensity in reinvention of Miller classic by Anna Winter

Edinburgh PlayhouseMomentous dance and strong performances make Helen Pickett’s canny reworking of the story a gift of a show Choreographer Helen Pickett’s clever reinvention of The Cruc…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thank You Very Much review – disabled dancers strut Elvis moves by Anna Winter

Ukrainian Cultural Centre, ManchesterThe King’s unique physicality is the source for Claire Cunningham’s compelling and illuminating show The world of Elvis tribute artists proves far mo…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rocio Molina: Fallen from Heaven review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘dazzling energy’ by Anna Winter

Flamenco maverick Rocio Molina deconstructs the norms of her form with an antic energy in Fallen From Heaven. As the title suggests,

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Unleashed review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘radiantly danced’ by Anna Winter

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Unleashed is a gripping mixed bill of works by established and emerging female choreographers. Like English National Ballet’s recent

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ballet Cymru: Romeo a Juliet review – full-throttle fights in the valleys by Anna Winter

New Vic, Newcastle-under-LymeThis nimble company has scaled Shakespeare back to suit its 12 dancers, and in Danila Marzilli they have a knockout Juliet Ballet Cymru’s energetic Romeo a Jul…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Firebird/A Month in the Country/Symphony review in C at Royal Opera House, London – ‘a blazing debut’ by Anna Winter

Principal dancer Yasmine Naghdi makes a blazing debut in The Firebird in the Royal Ballet’s latest triple bill. Against the mysterious glimmer

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