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Monday, March 30, 2020

The experts’ experts: Observer critics on the cultural voices they trust by Laura Cumming, Mark Kermode, Bidisha, Miranda Sawyer, Susannah Clapp, Kitty Empire, Fiona Maddocks and Rowan Moore

The best new writers, the indispensable books, the go-to websites… our arts writers reveal their sources of insight Continue reading...

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

The week in dance: Revisor; Antigone, Interrupted – review by Bidisha

Sadler’s Wells; the Place, LondonCrystal Pite and Jonathon Young take Gogol to extremes, while Joan Clevillé puts the agony into Antigone Revisor is, at first glance, a dramatisation of a…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

maliphantworks3; Cowpuncher My Ass; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Bluebeard – review by Bidisha

Coronet; Queen Elizabeth Hall; Sadler’s Wells, LondonDana Fouras bows out in style, Holly Blakey delivers a frenzy of self-loathing, and Pina Bausch’s Bluebeard was worth the wait Russel…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sampled; Michael Keegan-Dolan: Mám review – shoe shuffle to wild shindig by Bidisha

Sadler’s Wells, London An annual taster festival showcased myriad styles with mixed results. And Michael Keegan-Dolan returned with an intoxicating night way out west The annual Sampled fe…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography; Julie Cunningham: fire bird – review by Bidisha

Laban theatre; the Yard, LondonThe personal is universal in McGregor’s riveting genetic extravaganza, while Cunningham finds witty resonance in Stravinsky Devised in 2017, Autobiography is…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Le Corsaire; Resolution review – ridiculously entertaining by Bidisha

Coliseum; the Place, LondonEnglish National Ballet delivers a bravura, gravity-defying Le Corsaire. At the Place, a faith-restoring showcase of new talent Le Corsaire is a 19th-century fever…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

The Snow Queen; Nutcracker review – cold comfort by Bidisha

Festival theatre, Edinburgh; Coliseum, LondonThe icy monarch meets her match in Scottish Ballet’s sensuous new production, while English National Ballet’s Clara dreams on Scottish Ballet…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Myself UK: Decade; Madhavi Mudgal’s Vistar – review by Bidisha

Stratford Circus Arts Centre; Sadler’s Wells, LondonNew works hit home as hip-hop collective Myself UK hits 10. And Indian classical dance that feels like new In front of a wildly supporti…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Sleeping Beauty; Rambert Event review – total ballerina focus and stale fruitcake by Bidisha

Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, LondonA spectacular Princess Aurora graces a Royal Ballet favourite in dire need of an update, while Merce Cunningham isn’t best served by Rambert’s …

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Future Bursts In; Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme – review by Bidisha

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, LondonHip-hop, waltzes and t’ai chi share the stage in a restless, male-led tribute to Merce Cunningham, while Sinatra stars for BRB T…

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Carry on, Carrie. Yours is the blood-streaked face of female vengeance by Bidisha

Spoiler alert: When Stephen King’s telekinetic hero – now back in musical form – finally uncorks her power, she releases the rage we women must repress Continue reading...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

'It unlocks you from the inside': staging Véronique Olmi's remarkable infanticide novel by Bidisha

For years, no British publisher would touch Veronique Olmi's novel about a woman who kills her children. But now it is taking on a life of its ownA play adapted from a French novella about a…

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