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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Cinderella review – Royal Ballet fairytale is a shiny sugar-rush by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonAshton’s three-act ballet combines escapism, clever classicism and panto, and this new version gets better as it goes along A newly designed production celebrates …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tom Dale Company review – a mesmerising union of sound and movement by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonJemima Brown excels in a cleverly assembled, four-way collaboration between choreographer, dancer, music and design There are dancers who execute movement. And there are dan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18AM
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Gregory Maqoma and Thuthuka Sibisi: Broken Chord review – fascinating story comes alive in song by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA 19th-century South African choir’s journey to the west is dramatised in this powerful show, Maqoma’s last as a performer In 1891, a group of singers named the A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:30AM
Sunday, March 12, 2023

Turn it Out with Tiler Peck & Friends review – pure dance at its breathtaking best by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA virtuoso lineup join the New York City Ballet principal for an eclectic programme celebrating the shared pleasure of music, rhythm and athleticism Tiler Peck is a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:50AM
Thursday, March 9, 2023

No offence meant: Wendy Houstoun’s mild-mannered inquiry into outrage by Lyndsey Winship

She performed with DV8 in the 80s before making solo work that defies categorisation – and Houstoun is as compelling as ever in her new show Watch It! There’s no one quite like Wendy Hou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Monday, March 6, 2023

Léa Tirabasso: Starving Dingoes review – uncompromising medical drama in dance by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThe choreographer has collaborated with oncologists and others for an examination of cellular death Sometimes you see shows you don’t enjoy but find you have to admire, fo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Woolf Works review – the wondrous Alessandra Ferri flies again by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonReturning to the role created for her by Wayne McGregor, the dancer portrays the great modernist with emotional power It’s 40 years since Alessandra Ferri became a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06AM
Friday, February 24, 2023

Katherina Radeva: 40/40 review – joyful dance in defiance of convention by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonRadeva delivers a gloriously uncomplicated and deeply felt performance that is a delight to watch There is a breed of performance, usually a solo show, that is not about pre…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Riffs and tutus: Black Sabbath ballet to be staged in Birmingham by Lyndsey Winship

Rock band to lend eight songs to the ‘world’s first heavy metal dance experience’ performed by Carlos Acosta’s Birmingham Royal Ballet in September A ballet soundtracked by the music…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:01PM

Strictly’s Johannes Radebe: ‘At school they said to me, ‘Oh, sissy boy!’” by Lyndsey Winship

He blazed a trail as the professional half of Strictly’s first all-male dance partnership. Now he’s targeting prejudice in a sizzling show based on his native South Africa “My producer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:20AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Out of the spotlight: seven of dance’s hottest hidden talents by Lyndsey Winship

From costume and lighting designers to composers and producers, here are some of the dynamos bringing breathtaking dance shows to the stage The performers may be in the spotlight and the cho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:25AM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Famous blue leotard: the Leonard Cohen dance show the singer never lived to see by Lyndsey Winship

The gravel-throated legend gave his blessing to a show set to his greatest songs, but died before rehearsals began. As Dance Me hits the UK, its performers describe feeling his presence on s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Acosta Danza: Spectrum review – passion and power by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, LondonFrom hints of jazz and vaudeville to a magical Nijinsky-inspired duet, it’s a pleasure to watch these dancers perform The title of this mixed bill is spot on when it…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

‘I want my dance to feel like The Sopranos’: how Holly Blakey became choreographer to the stars by Lyndsey Winship

She has created routines for Florence Welch and Rosalía, and once turned Coldplay into chimps. Next comes a swansong for her rootin’-tootin’ show upending masculine stereotypes “Peopl…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:00AM
Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Games We Play review – an absorbing mix of juggling, dance and philosophy by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonGandini Juggling’s amiable, multifaceted show delves into the history of the art form while keeping several other balls in the air The story of a juggling pig; another abo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Friday, January 20, 2023

How Did We Get Here? review – Mel C’s dance debut delivers poise and intimacy by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe former Spice Girl joins Jules Cunningham and Harry Alexander in a leftfield trio on a quiet, contemplative mission You couldn’t get further from Spice Up Your L…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12AM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios review – a gasp-inducing steampunk celebration of virtuosity by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Albert Hall, LondonSidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreography connects amazing talents from yo-yoers to contortionists in a slick and seamless show It’s how visceral your reactions can be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:07AM
Monday, January 16, 2023

‘I look like a hot mama in my catsuit!’ – Spice Girl Mel C leaps into modern dance by Lyndsey Winship

She rode the heights of superstardom with girl power and karate kicks. Can Sporty Spice cut it as a top-notch dancer? She talks intimate moves, Spice Girls reunions – and why Ginger can bu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:40AM
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The anti-hibernation culture guide: something to enjoy for every day in January by Rachel Aroesti, Catherine Bray, Andrew Clements, John Fordham, Miriam Gillinson, Jonathan Jones and Lyndsey Winship

You can spend the next few weeks under the duvet and in front of the telly, or enjoy world-class art, theatre, music, film and standup – here’s an event for each of the next 31 days MUSI…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Monday, December 26, 2022

The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book for 2023 by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Danny Boyle’s Matrix-inspired spectacular opens in Manchester, Succession star Brian Cox returns to the stage and standups Maisie Adam, Guz Khan and Catherine Cohen are on tour More from t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:48AM
Friday, December 16, 2022

The best dance of 2022 by Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

Exhilarating highlights this year ranged from tech-savvy ballet and a juggling celebration of Merce Cunningham to a daring flamenco Rite of Spring • More of the best culture of 2022 When S…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18AM
Sunday, December 11, 2022

Beryl Grey: a bright star of British ballet with spark, poise and passion by Lyndsey Winship

The ballerina, who has died aged 95, brought panache to roles at the Royal Ballet and across the world before guiding what became English National Ballet • A life in pictures A few years a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty review – doing the fairytale twist by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonCrammed with the choreographer’s trademark wit and OTT theatrics, this is an irresistible spin on the story Sleeping Beauty and vampires. This unlikely pairing is t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Nutcracker review – the Royal Ballet’s winter warmer by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThis sumptuously designed production is a treat if you don’t dwell on the dramatic flaws and just enjoy the magical music and performances The Nutcracker ballet is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ruination review – you’ll laugh and cry at this ‘Christmas show’ Medea by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonBen Duke brings fresh life to the classics again with deft movement between tragedy and comedy Is entering the afterlife like being stuck in a telep…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, November 25, 2022

What’s the least Christmassy thing I can think of? Ben Duke’s Ruination by Lyndsey Winship

Lost Dog has a reputation for taking sideways looks at classic tales and taking them into unlikely spaces, but might an interrogation of the murderous Medea in the bowels of the Royal Opera …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:32PM
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Emilyn Claid review – sexy, funny fantasies dipped in clay by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThe dancer returns to the stage with an eclectic piece that complements cool posturing with honest personality A 72-year-old with close-cropped silver hair, tattoos and a le…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – pick ’n’ mix gala with some sparkles by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonA grab-bag of nine pieces, from Wheeldon to Tanowitz, make up a celebratory programme delivered with customary aplomb by the Royal’s dancers This gala night was …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Friday, November 11, 2022

Julie Cunningham & Company review – holding the moment by Lyndsey Winship

Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, LondonIn this double bill, a queer response to Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, the dancing is direct, controlled and compelling Jules Cunningham is best k…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

English National Ballet: Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur review – masters at work by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonMats Ek’s Rite of Spring is a pared back but powerful take on Stravinsky’s mighty score and William Forsythe’s Blake Works 1 is intensely watchable It’s 109 y…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Precious Adams on balancing ballet and computer science: ‘you don’t want to be 45 with zero credentials’ by Lyndsey Winship

The English National Ballet soloist on the pandemic, director Tamara Rojo’s departure, the magic of one’s own big toe – and her university degree Precious Adams likens being a dancer t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM

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