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Monday, May 17, 2021

Creature review – dancers twitch and writhe as theatre comes back to life by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineBen J Riepe and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s film uses the theme of bodies connecting to tell the story of the past year On the ground, a robotic mannequin, head bow…

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Macho review – hope and fragile feelings in a tough townscape by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThis short film of a 2016 dance-theatre piece addresses machismo and mental health, finding optimism in self-expression The setting is a social club in Easington, County Durh…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

New York City Ballet review – Sofia Coppola’s beautiful, intimate portrait by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineFor the company’s spring gala, the director tracks dancers backstage and on stage as they perform Robbins, Balanchine and a new work by Justin Peck It’s fair to say dance…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dutch National Ballet: Metamorphosis review – exquisite dancing in the dark by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineSet to Philip Glass’s music, choreographer David Dawson’s new piece – created mostly over Zoom – is a shimmering delight David Dawson’s choreography sometimes seems…

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‘I couldn’t even move my eyeballs’: how dancer Tiler Peck stepped back to the barre by Lyndsey Winship

The New York City Ballet star talks about her thrilling lockdown collaboration with master choreographer William Forsythe – and the injury that almost ended her career Possibly the best pi…

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Step right up: five of the best dance films to watch online by Lyndsey Winship

Celebrate International Dance Day by watching some of these great short films at home, from Scottish Ballet to a global collaboration in South Korea Premiering on Thursday, this is a brillia…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Every Dollar is a Soldier/With Money You’re a Dragon review – haunting history by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThis promenade performance contrasts the fortunes of a millionaire with the lives of less privileged Chinese migrants You can choose to be a child Buddha, a cherub or a fierc…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

‘You just want to be around her’: inspiring stage sensation Vicki Igbokwe by Lyndsey Winship

The celebrated choreographer talks about realising artistic ambitions, occupying space and why making a living from dance shouldn’t be a dirty concept When Vicki Igbokwe was 16, she was wo…

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Liam Scarlett: the British choreographer who has died aged 35 by Lyndsey Winship

Profile: The former Royal Ballet artist in residence had a prolific career in British dance and beyond For a decade Liam Scarlett, who has died aged 35, was a major figure in British and int…

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Kyle Abraham’s When We Fell review – study of stillness and isolation in black and white by Lyndsey Winship

Available online The choreographer’s unhurried movements are rendered exquisitely on film by cinematographer Ryan Marie Helfant for New York City Ballet Things have moved up a notch when i…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Rambert: Rooms review – thrilling glimpses of private lives by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThere’s bedroom farce, a lip-sync to Purcell, a Rubik’s Cube contest and much more in this brilliantly executed hour of dance by Jo Strømgren Glimpsing life through othe…

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Stuttgart Ballet review – Beethoven trio plays with desire and despair by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThe premiere of Mauro Bigonzetti’s Einssein is one of a trio of pieces set to sonatas and showcasing suffocating relationships There’s something stifling about the coupli…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Aljaž & Janette: Remembering the Oscars review – Strictly stardust at the movies by Lyndsey Winship The TV pro couple’s take on favourite routines delivers fans a fizzing taste of the full-length stage show waiting in the wings The married Strictly stars Aljaž …

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

William Forsythe: The Barre Project review – a half-hour of perfection by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineWith Tiler Peck leading the line with absolute control, William Forsythe’s Zoom-coordinated new work reaps the benefits of creative limitations In ballet, exercises at the…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

'I got a job on a fishing trawler' – Covid: one year on, stars of music and theatre look back by Dave Simpson , Imogen Tilden, Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

In the second of our two-parter, rock stars, roadies, actors, dancers, composers and comics describe how their lives have been transformed without live shows – and imagine what now lies ah…

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Opera Ballet Vlaanderen: Palmos review – hypnotic instants of connection by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineScored in a wash of electronica, Andonis Foniadakis’s technically impressive Palmos is a fantasy of close contact for the lockdown era Palmos is a ballet that comes drenche…

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The best new dance films to make your heart leap by Lyndsey Winship

A love letter to a lost performance, a flower-robot duet, a mythical creature at bay – there’s thrilling movement in store in the latest pick of online dance Benjamin Scheuer’s song Em…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

'We are guests on Earth': Akram Khan to stage The Jungle Book as climate crisis tale by Lyndsey Winship

Choreographer’s new version, to be performed at Leicester’s Curve in 2022, reinvents Kipling’s Mowgli as a climate refugee At the age of 10, Akram Khan played Mowgli in an Indian dance…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Masked moves and ballet in the bath: a year of digital dance by Lyndsey Winship

With stages closed, dancers have thrived on Instagram and TikTok, given innovative online performances and found a huge new audience The first time I cried watching someone dance in their li…

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Monday, March 8, 2021

San Francisco Ballet review – vintage glamour and Cheever's Swimmer reimagined by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineDanielle Rowe’s new work amps up the fizz, while archive pieces by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Possokhov offer dreamlike diversions and sleek stylings Quick steps: dynamic da…

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood by Lyndsey Winship

Juggling babies and a job is always difficult – what are the particular pressures for performers and how is the industry taking steps to improve? Followers of Royal Ballet principal Lauren…

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture by Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza Macdonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist Interviews By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown There have been many notable nightclubs in film his…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Freddie Opoku-Addaie: 'Dance festivals capture the imagination' by Lyndsey Winship

The new artistic director of Dance Umbrella is the first black artist to hold the post. He plans to call time on tick-box diversity – and use the pandemic to remodel his industry Freddie O…

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Dancing Nation review – Sadler's Wells extravaganza stretches across three hours by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineAkram Khan and Natalia Osipova’s poetic duet and Shobana Jeyasingh’s Contagion are highlights in a festival from BBC Arts The most tantalising prospect of this three-hour…

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

San Francisco Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – two acts of pure dance run smooth by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineGeorge Balanchine’s take on Shakespearean comedy may be more geometric than romantic, but the most delicate moments of this performance are truly enchanting Now that all ar…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Robert Cohan: mesmerising master who changed the course of British dance by Lyndsey Winship

The charismatic choreographer and beloved teacher was an inspirational figure as he shared the secrets of movement Sir Robert Cohan, modern dance legend, dies aged 95 In the 1970s, Robert C…

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Quick steps: dynamic dance shorts to watch online by Lyndsey Winship

Cathy Marston returns to performing, poetry and dance entwine in Wales and the Akram Khan Company inspires mass movement in the best short films to view at home Amid lockdown frustration las…

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Jerusalem, Beckett and Bridget Christie: theatre, comedy and dance to book in 2021 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

Modern masterpiece Jerusalem storms back and Trevor Nunn goes underground with Beckett, while Bob Marley gets a musical and Frankenstein becomes a ballet Continue reading...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Raising the barre: Disney's On Pointe puts the bounce back into ballet by Lyndsey Winship

A warm new doc renders the anguish and angst of Black Swan passé and shows dancers’ steel, solidarity and positive attitude The antidote to tales of the ballet world’s dark underbelly …

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Just keep moving: the top 10 dance shows of 2020 by Lyndsey Winship

The year started with sparkling ballet and dazzling premieres, then came lockdown. But the dance world didn’t stand still and kept delivering innovative and urgent creations More best cul…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Scottish Ballet: The Secret Theatre review – Christmas selection box is irresistible by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineScottish Ballet blends The Nutcracker and The Snow Queen in an hour-long film full of twinkle and charm This year has been a test of creativity and nerve for the dance sector…

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