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Thursday, March 26, 2020

BalletBoyz: Deluxe review – striking dances packed with talent by Lyndsey Winship

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt are characteristically unpredictable as they launch the Facebook Premieres series from Sadler’s Wells With their 20th anniversary tour now on hold, BalletB…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Plié, jeté … mind the fridge! My kitchen ballet class with Tamara Rojo by Lyndsey Winship

Dancers are sharing their skills online as venues are shut due to the coronavirus. Our critic stepped up to test one out The core of a ballet dancer’s life is daily class. Whether it’s a…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Step in time: how to save the legacy of dance from being lost in history by Lyndsey Winship

While Richard Alston’s company hang up their dance shoes, archivists and choreographers are grasping at ways to immortalise an inherently slippery art form Earlier this month, Richard Alst…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Now in 3D! Merce Cunningham's mind-blowing dance by Lyndsey Winship

A superb documentary immerses you in the choreographer’s creations and shows off his own wild and weightless performances Given the gift of time travel, you’d have to drop in on the earl…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Richard Alston Dance Company review – a thrilling farewell by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe company’s final outing after 25 years ran through some of Alston’s most dynamic newer works, with performances ranging from the spellbinding to the effortless…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre review – swirling tales from Taiwan by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London Cheng Tsung-lung’s 13 Tongues circles and flows, while Lin Hwai-min’s Dust is a slow slide into the dark Forty-seven years ago, a man who knew next to nothing ab…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

'She taught me to love my skin': Viviana Durante unveils gift to Isadora Duncan by Lyndsey Winship

Until her death in a freak accident, the ‘radical and shocking’ Isadora Duncan transformed dance. Now her feminist free spirit struts the stage again ‘You’ll have to excuse me, I’m…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Alina Cojocaru review – goosebumpy delight and gems amid disjointed evening by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe English National Ballet’s luminous lead principal here creates her own show, ranging from Frederick Ashton to Arvo Pärt and two superb short films It’s impos…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Message in a Bottle review – Sting soundtracks a blistering hip-hop tale of refugees by Lyndsey Winship

Peacock theatre, London A compelling cast pour their hearts into Kate Prince’s jukebox tale of civil war, trafficking and three siblings separated as refugees A hip-hop dance show set to t…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Cellist review – a joyfully giddy tribute to Jacqueline du Pré by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonCathy Marston’s first main stage commission for the Royal Ballet translates Du Pré’s lyrical presence on the podium into dance, capturing her deep love affair w…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Acosta Danza: Up Close review – Carlos and co get intimate by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, London The proximity to the action in this show highlights the finesse and strength of the Havana troupe Only a few months since Acosta Danza were last in…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Bluebeard review – Pina Bausch's punishing portrait of marital misery by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonSet to Bartók’s opera, the bloody myth becomes a bleak battle of the sexes where we can never quite tell right from wrong Pina Bausch was of the “hell is other p…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

'I’m up for big crazy ideas!' Carlos Acosta's plans for Birmingham Royal Ballet by Lyndsey Winship

New artistic director aims to attract younger audiences and promises more than 20,000 tickets for £20 or less as company reveals 2020 programme Carlos Acosta has pledged to transform Birmin…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Mám review – spellbinding gathering of music and memories by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonMichael Keegan-Dolan’s new dance work is steeped in the landscape and culture of the Dingle Peninsula It starts out like a sinister cult: the mask of a black ram, a…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Black Waters: the dance exposing Britain's colonial horror by Lyndsey Winship

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s show looks back to the Zong slave ship massacre and the Kālā Pānī prison torture. Three choreographers explain how they created it together How many people does…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

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 The Lighthouse to The Haystack, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

From The Personal History of David Copperfield to Madonna, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Aisha and Abhaya review – modern fairytale driven by dark techno by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonThis experiment by film-maker Kibwe Tavares and choreographer Sharon Eyal brims with talent but is frustrating Two young women in heavy robes and el…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Raven review – roll up, roll up to the circus of modern parenting by Lyndsey Winship

Jacksons Lane, LondonIn this acrobatic theatre show, the Berlin circus trio Still Hungry juggle roles and wrestle with all the anxieties and expectations that come with child-rearing A disc…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Movin' on up: five dazzling dancers to watch by Lyndsey Winship

From the soulful Jemima Brown to BBC Young Dancer champ Nafisah Baba, these dynamos have a stellar year ahead This Northern Irish dancer starts the year nominated for two Critics Circle danc…

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Onegin review – Natalia Osipova thrills with ecstatic, lovestruck obsession by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThe Russian ballerina is exhilarating to watch in John Cranko’s 1965 take on Pushkin’s novel, partnered by Reece Clarke in the title role There are few dancers w…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

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

From Waves to Beat Horizon, 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, January 16, 2020

Cirque du Soleil: Luzia review – sometimes bigger really is better by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe Canadian company’s colourful Mexican-flavoured show is full of heart-stopping skill, dreamy lyricism and visual whimsy Many contemporary circus groups sell the…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Rooman review – kangaroo love in dreamlike oddball tale by Lyndsey Winship

The Pit, LondonFleur Elise Noble’s fantasy show at the London international mime festival is highly original and unsettling The London international mime festival (43 years old and stronge…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

This Time review – a trapeze show light in touch but deep in meaning by Lyndsey Winship

Shoreditch Town Hall, LondonAerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor deftly and poignantly explore age and innocence There is a wonderful warmth in the work of aerial theatre company Ockham…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

'Dance is not a museum': how ballet is reimagining problematic classics by Lyndsey Winship

Historical ballets are rife with offensive colonial politics but choreographers and dancers are finding creative ways to change them for today’s audiences A 19th-century worldview informs …

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English National Ballet: Le Corsaire review – firecracker dancing by Lyndsey Winship

Coliseum, LondonWhile its story of slavery and exotica is dubious, ENB’s virtuoso dancers sparkle as much as the fake jewels Perhaps because ballet as an art form is so unreal, it’s eas…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Stop mewling! Cats is no turkey, say our dance and theatre critics by Arifa Akbar and Lyndsey Winship

Film reviewers sank their claws into Cats, but is it really so awful? Our stage reviewers steeled themselves for the caterwauling ... but ended up quite enjoying it It can be very pleasurab…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Star debuts and happy returns: theatre, dance and comedy in 2020 by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Tom Stoppard gets personal, Cush Jumbo does Hamlet, Hollywood names bring everything from tragedy to comedy … plus dance confronts shame and there’s standup open heart surgery Continue r…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Singalong or keep stumm … what's the etiquette for musicals? by Lyndsey Winship

As karaoke versions of musicals take off, we chat to punters at two West End shows – strictly during the interval, of course – to gauge opinion on audience participation ‘It’ll have …

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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 Jojo Rabbit to Craig David, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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