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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

‘It’s like being on a love boat’: the dance trio embraced by Sam Smith and Madonna by Lyndsey Winship

After choreographing the video for Unholy and the queen of pop’s Celebration tour, French collective (La)Horde are taking a wildly eclectic show to London That thing about never meeting yo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

Emma Gladstone obituary by Lyndsey Winship

Dancer and artistic director of the Dance Umbrella festival known for being an innovative force in the industry Emma Gladstone, who has died of cancer aged 63, was a woman of impeccable tast…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32PM

São Paulo Dance Company review – by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London In a triple bill by Spanish and Brazilian choreographers, dancers move in ritualistic unison, launch into flight or just inspire wonder In the middle of São Paulo D…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32PM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Ockham’s Razor: Tess review – circus spin finds light and laughter in Thomas Hardy’s tale by Lyndsey Winship

Peacock theatre, LondonThis company’s skills cleverly animate the characters in a dreamlike production that does not blunt the novel’s tragedy Can you tell a Thomas Hardy story through c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:02AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Diversity: Supernova review – blazing BGT champs go all out by Lyndsey Winship

Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonThe superstar troupe from Britain’s Got Talent consistently fill venues across the country – and you can see why It’s 15 years since street dance crew …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Monday, January 29, 2024

Tamara Rojo: ‘Ballet is competing with Netflix – that’s what audiences expect’ by Lyndsey Winship

The former artistic director of English National Ballet has swapped London for San Francisco, where she’s bringing AI and clubbing into the theatre – while passing on the legacy of Briti…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Friday, January 26, 2024

La Strada review – Fellini’s circus becomes a heartfelt ballet by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonDancer Alina Cojocaru and choreographer Natalia Horečná bring the 1954 film to the stage but their show loses its way in the second act It’s no surprise that a st…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

‘I realised sci-fi horror was the language I was speaking’: Dimitris Papaioannou on how Alien spawned his show Ink by Lyndsey Winship

He has staged Greece’s Olympic opening ceremony and scenes evoking myths and old masters. Now, the unclassifiable choreographer is taking his cue from Ridley Scott In the 1980s, Dimitris P…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06AM
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Manon review – the Royal Ballet brings beauty to sordid snake pits of Paris by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonKenneth MacMillan’s journey into a world of darkness is performed with consummate craft by a superb company In the 1970s Kenneth MacMillan snatched ballet from the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Sunday, January 14, 2024

Les Noces – The Departure review: absorbingly renewed marriage bonds by Lyndsey Winship

Woolwich Works, London On a catwalk-like stage, the ambitious New Movement Collective celebrate Stravinsky’s peasant wedding with a twist, adding fresh musical compositions to ramp up the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48AM
Friday, January 12, 2024

Giselle review – English National Ballet keep Romantic magic alive by Lyndsey Winship

London Coliseum Version created by Mary Skeaping in 1971 retains its seductive power, ably driven by principals Katja Khaniukova and Aitor Arrieta One of the strengths of the ballet Giselle …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book in 2024 by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

The new year’s hottest shows include stage versions of Minority Report, Spirited Away and La Strada, performances by Keeley Hawes and Ian McKellen – plus laughs from Julia Masli, Rhod Gi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

The best theatre, comedy and dance of 2023 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

Our critics’ highlights of the year include a 24-hour marathon, a standup welcoming hecklers, a reboot of The Matrix and a bus ride filled with emotion• More on the best culture of 2023 …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Sunday, December 17, 2023

Pirates! review – buccaneering adventure and fizzing family fun by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThough often more associated with abstract contemporary dance, Scottish Dance Theatre prove more than adept at bringing tales of daring on the high seas to a younger audienc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

Zoetrope review – skeletons rattle up a surreal Christmas show by Lyndsey Winship

Dance House, CardiffLea Anderson’s show for children, staged by National Dance Company Wales, presents the story of evolution as an absurdist cabaret First, a word from the audience (of pr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Edward Scissorhands review – Matthew Bourne’s dance blockbuster is a cut above by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonTim Burton’s film is a natural fit for Bourne’s choreography and a bright young cast bring its bittersweet tale to fresh life Matthew Bourne is a canny operator w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:03AM
Friday, December 8, 2023

Ballet star Alina Cojocaru: ‘When people tell me I’m a natural, I just want to scream’ by Lyndsey Winship

The Romanina ballerina’s rise has been the result of years of gruelling physical work, not just talent. A decade after leaving the Royal Ballet due to creative differences, she’s back wi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Friday, December 1, 2023

Lunar Halo review – Sigur Rós soundtrack arresting images and smooth moves by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan show extraordinary finesse but the theme of bodies and technology rarely coheres into anything substantial A giant hand reaches dow…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Rambert: Death Trap review – a double bill of despair from Ben Duke by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe 2017 piece Goat, made in the aftermath of London terror attacks, loses its way but last year’s Cerberus is a powerful account of grief Rambert is a dance compan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Van Huynh Company: Re:birth review – a swirling portrayal of the exhaustion of exile by Lyndsey Winship

The UK-based Vietnamese dancer and choreographer stages a piece inspired by the horror and dislocation of war with experimental vocals from Elaine Mitchener Choreographer Dam Van Huynh was a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:36AM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Let it all out! Tears for Fears inspire ‘utopian’ dance show by Lyndsey Winship

Emmanuel Gat explains why it’s easier to choreograph to Pierre Boulez than pop music and how his dancers perform ‘with a question mark not an exclamation mark’ ‘All around me are fam…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Sunday, November 12, 2023

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady review – dancers take the audience with them on a wild jazz ride by Lyndsey Winship

Shoreditch Town Hall, LondonThe slinky grooves of Charles Mingus animate the expressive dancers of Clod Ensemble, who sweep up the crowd in a joyful celebration of movement “It’s not abo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

Rhiannon Faith: ‘A lot of people feel more like they’re being watched than seen’ by Lyndsey Winship

The dance-theatre creator explains how she builds community through performance and how her new work, Lay Down Your Burdens, explores shame, trauma and anxiety Rhiannon Faith has built her o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18AM
Sunday, November 5, 2023

Nutcracker review – a Christmas dream of love that goes with a swing by Lyndsey Winship

Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, Southbank Centre, LondonA hunky Action Man opens up a sequin-clad life for the protagonist of Drew McOnie’s jazzy, out-and-proud take on Tchaikovsky’s ballet The run…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:54PM
Friday, November 3, 2023

Zona Franca review – a fleet-footed favela dance party by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonWith incredible moves from Rio’s Cia Suave, Alice Ripoll choreographs a joyful celebration of young lives The party has started on stage before we’ve even sat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Maud Le Pladec: 27 Perspectives review – dizzying deconstruction of a Schubert symphony by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA loose, casual dance based on an artist’s interpretation of a Cézanne painting via a Pete Harden score is full of ideas that often feel out of sync You could wat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:07AM
Monday, October 30, 2023

Northern Rascals: Shed review – everyday realities are danced out within four confining walls by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThe set is a claustrophobic flat, the clothes are baggy, the prop is a gaming console … this three-part show lets us peer into its characters’ lives There’s something…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:55AM
Monday, October 23, 2023

The Limit review – oppressed pair make words and steps count by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonSam Steiner’s play, set in a world of rationed speech, lends itself to movement, and the dancers here also retain the dialogue, fusing the forms with quiet grace A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:37PM
Friday, October 20, 2023

‘We just roll up our sleeves and do it’: Belfast’s dynamic DIY dance scene by Lyndsey Winship

Our regional dance series continues in Northern Ireland where, despite little funding, the capital has produced a European star in Oona Doherty – with more on the way ‘This is still a se…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:19AM
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Free Your Mind review – Danny Boyle’s Matrix reboot is a thrilling shock to the system by Lyndsey Winship

Aviva Studios, ManchesterThe director’s collaboration with hip-hop dance company Boy Blue, designer Es Devlin and writer Sabrina Mahfouz conveys the march of AI There are some shows that a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:55AM
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Aditi Mangaldas: Forbidden review – a post-menopausal play for sexual pleasure by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonLeading Indian kathak performer Mangaldas explores her desire and confronts the double standards around men’s and women’s sexuality Is it audacious for a 63-year-…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:43AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards