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Monday, March 18, 2019

Yuli: this portrait of Carlos Acosta and Cuba is a dance film like no other by Lyndsey Winship

Ballet and film complement each other perfectly in a biopic of the superstar dancer that captures life under Castro’s rule Dance on film can have many functions. It might act as a showstop…

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Ballet Black review – welly-wearing dancers stage miners' strike by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonThe company’s triple bill includes Ingoma, a powerful piece inspired by events that led to South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement Ballet Black may be, by its nature, poli…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Strictly's Oti Mabuse: 'I still wear £5 leggings – I work for the BBC!' by Lyndsey Winship

She conquered Strictly while still living in a bedsit. Now the dancing multi-linguist and trained engineer is making the leap into musicals – where she’s planning to ‘go crazy’ Glamo…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Captain Marvel to Henry Moore, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

BalletBoyz: Them/Us review – dreamy double bill confounds cliche by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonWith one piece choreographed by the company and the other by Christopher Wheeldon, this is a fresh, thoughtful show Over the last 19 years, BalletBoyz has metamorphos…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Queen Victoria – the ballet: 'You think you know her. It turned out I didn't' by Lyndsey Winship

After her celebrated Jane Eyre, Cathy Marston is staging a revelatory regal ballet. She talks about binge-watching ITV’s Victoria and the politics of storytelling Queen Victoria is fallin…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Quartermark review – a classy medley from Richard Alston by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonClassical virtuosity combines with contemporary sensibility in this selection of highlights from a 25-year repertoire ‘How small a thought it takes to fill a whole …

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Tesseract review – strap in for the shapeshifting worlds of Charles Atlas by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonInspired by a sci-fi novella, the artist teams up with Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener for a bracing dance experiment A woman’s face looms, very large and unnervingly clo…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Richard Alston for hire: 'Who will let an elderly deaf man loose on their dancers?' by Lyndsey Winship

The newly knighted choreographer is shutting his company due to cuts and has snapped his achilles tendon. But he’s full of optimism about the future I’m expecting Richard Alston to be an…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tanztheater Wuppertal: Bon Voyage, Bob … review – love, loss and Pina by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe loss of the company’s founder Pina Bausch a decade ago is at the heart of this meticulous meditation on grief and death Bon Voyage, Bob … is only the second n…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Go with the flow: the mesmerising moves of Russell Maliphant by Lyndsey Winship

With a dance version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, a collaboration with Greek composer Vangelis and his touring show Silent Lines, the questing choreographer is busier than ever I’m lo…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Notting Hill to Fatboy Slim, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Since She review – dreamlike oddness by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonChoreographed by Dimitris Papaioannou, the company’s first new work since its founder died in 2009 is uncanny in its blending of his and her imaginationsWhen Pina B…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Haiti's explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual by Lyndsey Winship

When Jeanguy Saintus first saw Stravinsky’s Rite, he was reminded of his religion’s initiation ceremonies. Now, he has created his own spirited version of the balletSince its infamous pr…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Dancing in the street: could choreographers build better cities? by Lyndsey Winship

A new project is looking at how choreography can improve urban engineering, but there has long been a profound relationship between cities and danceIn the crowded conventillos (shared teneme…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

New Work New Music review – Royal Ballet's short works are a step in the right direction by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonFrom Aletta Collins’ refreshing abstraction to Calvin Richardson’s human piñatas, this is just what the Royal needsThe musicians of the London Sinfonietta are i…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Spring review – jugglers join dancers for joyfully hypnotic show by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonGandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley’s collaboration is full of simple pleasures and intricate skillA hybrid of juggling and contemporary dance? Now that’s nich…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Father review – a harrowing, slapstick look at care-home life by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonPeeping Tom tackle old age with originality, warmth and humour in the second part of their eerie family-themed trilogyLast year they tackled mums, now attention turns to dad.…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

'It's what I live for!' At 93, Robert Cohan is still shaking up dance by Lyndsey Winship

In 1969, a New Yorker from Martha Graham’s company set up Britain’s first contemporary dance school. Fifty years on, Cohan is a sage of the studio – and has fears about the artform’s…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

No Show review – a sparky riposte to sexism in circus by Lyndsey Winship

Soho theatre, LondonFive female performers are doing things on their own terms in a show that shuns spectacle and takes apart circus tricksAn acrobat named Kate takes the microphone and tell…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Royal Ballet: Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons review – breakout work shines on by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonLiam Scarlett’s 2010 word is as lyrical as ever, while strong performances and a live pigeon can’t save Frederick Ashton’s cutesy romcom When it premiered in 2…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Trio ConcertDance review – Alessandra Ferri forges a new path for older dancers by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThe 55-year-old partnered with American Ballet Theater principal Herman Cornejo in thoughtful, poised interpretations of McGregor, Maliphant and othersThe second com…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Transfiguration review – a hideous horror show you'll never forget by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe French artist Olivier de Sagazan turns himself into a sculpture in this terrifying, visceral performanceOlivier de Sagazan’s Transfiguration, a performance firs…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

The Strictly factor: which new TV dance show has the right moves? by Lyndsey Winship

BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer and Channel 4’s Flirty Dancing are going toe to toe for audiences. But can they fill Strictly’s shoes?The new year starts with two new dance shows to fill th…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Swan Lake review – pretty on top but nothing below the surface by Lyndsey Winship

Coliseum, LondonEnglish National Ballet’s revival of Derek Deane’s 1997 staging has a flock of well-schooled swans and some standout solos, but there is a lack of chemistry between the l…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Decadence and dystopia: the unmissable theatre, dance and comedy of 2019 by Michael Billington, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Blanchett and Hiddleston get sexual, there are chills in a Glasgow tower block, Matthew Bourne takes on the star-crossed lovers, plus Catherine Tate, Tim Minchin and Ben Elton return to the …

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Thick & Tight: meet the dance world's gruesome twosome by Lyndsey Winship

From Hitler and Cath Kidston to Freud and Madonna, a dance-drag act makes unlikely pairings duet together Unmissable theatre, dance and comedy for 2019About five years ago, in a room above a…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert review – festive cheer and tears at the Royal Ballet by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, London A fine take on Chekhov’s melancholy Three Sisters brings bite to this seasonal triple bill, before ice skaters and lovers restore the yuletide glowWho needs festi…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Top 10 dance shows of 2018 by Judith Mackrell and Lyndsey Winship

Romeo and Juliet muddled into middle age, Akram Khan suffered shell-shock, Rambert2 lost control – and William Forsythe gave ballet a stratospheric street shakeupMore best culture 2018 Ove…

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Hansel and Gretel review – kids' house party with sweet beats by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonIt’s bright and bouyant and the music, influenced by Afrobeat, is excellent but Vicki Igbokwe’s fairytale has problems in toneChoreographer Vicki Igbokwe is best known f…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake review – electrified return to the wild by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonIntensity surges from the stage in this dark contortion of the classic ballet, given a mighty injection of new energyIt’s funny that Matthew Bourne’s shows are as…

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