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Friday, October 22, 2021

Transverse Orientation review – beauty and disgust from Dimitris Papaioannou by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonFake babies waving to the audience, an imposing puppet bull and an optical illusion of entwined limbs combine in a cocktail of contradictions Is there anywhere else y…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Body Remembers review – powerful exploration of trauma by Lyndsey Winship

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonHeather Agyepong uses improvised movement, set to a soundtrack of real women’s testimonies, to search for equilibrium amid pain Heather Agyepong cares if you…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36PM
Monday, October 18, 2021

L’Heure Exquise review – a Beckettian ballerina buried in pointe shoes by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, Linbury theatre, LondonMaurice Béjart’s adaptation of Happy Days sees Alessandra Ferri up to her hips in ballet shoes in this sparse, dreamlike work Alessandra Ferri is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Dante Project review – Wayne McGregor moves heaven, earth and hell by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThe Divine Comedy is brilliantly reimagined by McGregor with music by Thomas Adès, sets by Tacita Dean and a poetic send-off for Edward Watson For his new ballet, W…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Upping the Dante: Wayne McGregor and Tacita Dean’s Divine Comedy dance by Lyndsey Winship

The choreographer and artist discuss creating The Dante Project for the Royal Ballet – and their own visions of heaven and hell When Wayne McGregor’s reimagining of epic poem The Divine …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06AM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Club Origami review – a mellow crescendo to a paper party by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThis imaginative stage show is ripping fun for under-fives, who will be mesmerised by the paper birds and monsters My son Jamie has just turned four and he’s seen a few sh…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12AM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet review – intoxicating, instinctive and full of new detail by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonFrancesca Hayward and William Bracewell reprise their roles with new partners as they give a fresh feel to one of the Royal Ballet’s most performed works In Michae…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Far from her comfort zone: Natalia Osipova feels the beat by Lyndsey Winship

Lockdown’s dance legacy is evident in a new series of films, including one that matches the ex-Bolshoi ballerina with hip-hop choreographer Joseph Toonga Just because we can get back into …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:24AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell review – raise a glass to this dazzling dance by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA zany array of characters gather in a 1930s pub for a poignant, chilling and understated portrait of love, lust and longing The Midnight Bell is Matthew Bourne’s b…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:36PM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

The 7 Fingers: Passagers review – wondrous acrobatics from Cirque du Soleil spinoff by Lyndsey Winship

Brighton DomeDance fills the gaps between routines in this dreamy, sometimes highly charged reflection on train travel Turning the act of, for example, swinging someone by their ankles from …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:54AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

A Sting in the tale: how the music of the Police inspired a dance show about refugees by Lyndsey Winship

Choreographer Kate Prince’s latest production is a departure from ZooNation’s usual feel-good shows. But Message in a Bottle is inspired by the incredible true stories ”People like to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:04PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

‘I’m celebrating my body for the first time’: Dan Daw’s BDSM dance show by Lyndsey Winship

The Australian dancer allows himself to be dominated on his own terms in a duet bursting with pride – and he’s never felt more free ‘I grew up being told my body was wrong,” says Dan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM

Dita Von Teese: ‘Even when I was a bondage model, I had big-time boundaries’ by Lyndsey Winship

As the star dives into a giant glass of fizz for her first online extravaganza, she talks about this new golden age for burlesque, why the French Strictly gives her costume problems – and …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act review – a passionate dancer’s drama by Lyndsey Winship

Playground theatre, LondonThe extraordinary life story of the Ballets Russes star is retold with intensity, imagination and balletic flourishes Did you know Ravel’s Bolero was originally c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32PM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Northern Ballet: Merlin review – all-action take on the boy wizard by Lyndsey Winship

Nottingham Theatre RoyalKevin Poeung impresses as the Arthurian sorcerer in an energetic but unsubtle telling for family audiences of his younger years Drew McOnie’s first full-length bal…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:36PM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Creature review – Akram Khan’s anticlimactic apocalypse by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London Starring the superb Jeffrey Cirio, Khan’s third work for ENB is full of urgent ideas. But you can’t tell what they are without reading the programme It opens wit…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:32PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Luminosa review – an intimate night of close-up circus cabaret by Lyndsey Winship

Jacksons Lane, LondonA 10-strong troupe featuring trapeze artists and foot jugglers delivers a warm, sometimes silly and gloriously unglamorous show Tonight was supposed to be the grand reop…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Ballerina Erina Takahashi: ‘I didn’t think I would have this challenge at this age’ by Lyndsey Winship

ENB’s lead principal has seen ballet grow better, bolder and kinder over 25 years. Now she is taking on Akram Khan’s version of Frankenstein Erina Takahashi got lost on her first day at …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Note to Self review – transfixing journey through a failing memory by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThe new livestreamed production from Rambert2 is both sensual and unnerving with a compelling central performance For some dance companies during the pandemic, streamed shows…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hangovers and hang-ups: Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell steps into 30s Soho by Lyndsey Winship

The choreographer’s new show brings together lonely souls from the London novels of Patrick Hamilton. Expect regret, fumbling and a hint of mystery “Understanding a particular time, a co…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Monday, August 30, 2021

‘Big sisters are magic!’ Frozen musical set to cause a West End flurry by Lyndsey Winship

Jennifer Lee, Disney Animation’s chief creative officer and the writer and co-director of Frozen, describes expanding her hit for the stage, and reveals whether she’s more of an Elsa or …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Dance by Design review – Bauhaus cool, Congolese dandies and Catalan cygnets by Lyndsey Winship

Greenwich Peninsula, LondonAbseiling on pointe, snazzy suits and spinning geometry were eye-catching openers for the Greenwich and Docklands festival There’s a reason we normally trap aud…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM
Friday, August 27, 2021

Cirque Berserk review – big thrills from the big top by Lyndsey Winship

Garrick theatre, LondonKnives, flames and adrenaline aplenty lift this daredevil circus show. The stunts impress but the overblown presentation needs an update A basic circus truth: everythi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18AM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:12AM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Edinburgh fringe dance and circus roundup – naked trampolining and alt-twerking by Lyndsey Winship

Glasgow-based choreographer Mele Broomes’ intelligence stands out amid the cascade of online dance and circus offerings from this year’s festival Watching recorded dance on your laptop a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Jersey Boys review – Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes by Lyndsey Winship

Trafalgar theatre, LondonThe doo-wop musical returns to the West End: a cracking true tale of mob connections, bad debts, prison spells and soaring success, with a seemingly endless catalogu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM

Jade Hackett on hip-hop dance: ‘Black joy is just as powerful as protest’ by Lyndsey Winship

The choreographer felt the urgent need to bring happiness and relentless fun to the weekender she has curated for the Southbank Centre’s Summer Reunion series ‘With the year we’ve had,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Phantom of the Opera review – the music of the night is back by Lyndsey Winship

Her Majesty’s theatre, LondonA new cast refreshes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, its pop melodies, maximalist designs and unconventional romantic lead standing the test of time The Phant…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Singin’ in the Rain review – a starry musical charm offensive by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonFrom Adam Cooper to Faye Tozer and Kevin Clifton, there are lovely performances in this revival, but it lacks a little vim It’s 10 years since Jonathan Church’s …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Anything Goes review – Sutton Foster dazzles in Cole Porter’s fizzing tonic for our times by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonBlissful songs and dance and spirited performances from a virtuoso cast make a preposterous plot into a delightful musical escape Descriptions of Cole Porter’s Anything Goe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Revel Puck Circus review – down-to-earth acrobatics lack dramatic edge by Lyndsey Winship

Leyton Jubilee Park, LondonThis young circus outfit are evidently skilled, but need to work out how to give their show an arc The good stuff first: a young touring circus pitching their tent…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM

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