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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

'Not touching is the worst!': Rambert embrace a different kind of dance by Lyndsey Winship

Masking up and working in bubbles are part of the routine as the company rehearse a dark but hopeful new piece by Wim Vandekeybus Arriving at Rambert’s smart HQ on London’s South Bank, I…

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Side hustle essential: how Covid brought dancers to their knees by Lyndsey Winship

Most people in dance work freelance on punishingly low pay – and now lockdown has made things even worse. No wonder they’re taking jobs elsewhere When lockdown hit in March, it didn’t …

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

'I feel like she's penetrating my soul': the power of Our Bodies Back by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineCommissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Jonzi D’s new black-and white film powerfully weaves poetry and dance in a tribute to black women who have suffered violence The best thea…

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Cinderella review – vintage fairytale from Birmingham Royal Ballet by Lyndsey Winship

Available online The familiar story of transformation, in the company’s 2010 production, is given a free video outing two months before a new live ballet is set to debut The best theatre a…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Missing Edinburgh festival? Watch a week's worth of shows online by Lyndsey Winship

Hip-hop dance, optical illusions and pre-Tinder internet dating all feature in Zoo’s eclectic digital programme The best theatre and dance to watch online For those missing the Edinburgh f…

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Social DistDancing: street ballet surprises make hearts leap by Lyndsey Winship

A canal in east London is not where you’d expect to watch Royal Ballet dancers but passersby have been overjoyed by pirouettes and acrobatics The squeak of a jogger’s trainers and the ti…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

10 Soldiers review – Rosie Kay drills dancers for the battlefield by Lyndsey Winship

Available online The choreographer goes back to barracks to portray how intense army training moulds raw recruits into a fighting team, with the mental and physical battles that ensue To pre…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Troth review – a beautiful, brutal tale of love and sacrifice by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineFrom the carefree romantic opening to the confused carnage of the battlefield, Akademi’s production is full of emotional detail It’s 1888 when Lehna and Leela meet in an …

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Monday, August 10, 2020

An Evening with Scottish Ballet review – masked dancers leap into digital by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineMoving Edinburgh’s international festival online, this selection of dance works shows a forward-thinking ballet company As a gallant effort to keep the show on the road (or…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Nederlands Dans Theater review – sensational return, and farewell, to the stage by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlinePaul Lightfoot and Sol León bow out with two pieces, Standby and She Remembers, bringing dancers out of lockdown Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watc…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Take this waltz: Christopher Bruce on a life in dance and his Leonard Cohen dream by Lyndsey Winship

The Rooster choreographer recalls the genius and cruelty of Marie Rambert and the demands on young dance talent today Christopher Bruce’s dance career started in a Scarborough pub. One nig…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Grace, gravitas, galumphing – when dance marries magical music by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineInspired by Bach, Mussorgsky and Ravel, works from Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s archive reveal deep classical instincts No matter how experimental dance gets, there remains a …

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Swan Lake in the bath and a quarantine Elvis: dazzling lockdown dance by Lyndsey Winship

With venues closed, choreographers including Mark Morris have been creating increasingly inventive work at home Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance online Choreographer Core…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

'The thirst and drive is there': a leap forward for British dance schools by Lyndsey Winship

Conservatoires adapted quickly to our new normal. What sort of industry will students graduate into – and how far have we come since UK-trained dancers were said to be ‘outclassed’? …

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Châtelet in Paris launches lockdown festival with street dance and Stockhausen by Lyndsey Winship

Powerful political dance from Brooklyn’s FlexN and the spectacle of the Helicopter String Quartet are part of British artistic director’s programme Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet reope…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down by Lyndsey Winship

They flew to Senegal to create an electrifying version of the Pina Bausch classic with her son. Then coronavirus struck. Would they have time to dance the horrifying masterpiece for a film c…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

'Stay positive!' Karen Hauer on keeping fit for the return of Strictly by Lyndsey Winship

When her tour was axed by coronavirus, the dancer set up an online festival with karaoke aerobics. She talks about her Bronx childhood, the pressure of Strictly and life beyond lockdown ‘…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Street solos and a flock of swans: the best new dance created in lockdown by Lyndsey Winship

With arts venues closed, ballerinas and b-boys are expressing themselves online. Here are some of the stunning results Continue reading...

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Monday, June 8, 2020

About the Elephant review – tender duet shimmers in lockdown by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineBBC Young Dancer winners Connor Scott and Vidya Patel bring together two different styles in a compelling collaboration Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance t…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Artificial Things review – Sophie Fiennes directs slow journey towards joy by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineStopgap Dance Company’s disabled and non-disabled dancers create a mood of quiet suspension in an abandoned shopping centre Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and d…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Mata Hari review – seductive study of an irresistible woman by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineAnna Tsygankova is utterly graceful as the exotic dancer in Ted Brandsen’s fine ballet for Dutch National Ballet Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to wa…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

One giant leap: meet the new generation of male ballet stars by Lyndsey Winship

Beauty, strength and bags of energy: BBC Four’s Men at the Barre documentary gets up close and personal with the Royal Ballet dancers on the rise ‘It’s a golden era of male ballet danc…

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Wilkie Branson: TOM review – a sublime, slow-burn study of isolation by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells Digital StagePart dance performance, part film, this solo show is a note-perfect portrayal of the all-consuming nature of loneliness Hottest front-room seats: best theatre a…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

James Cousins review – power and creative vision in three short films by Lyndsey Winship

The award-winning Within Her Eyes and two more experimental dance works reveal the storytelling strengths of this talented choreographer Her feet never touch the ground. That’s the premise…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Flatpack screendance festival review – dance that leaps through the screen by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThese short works, which include performances by a dream lineup of choreographers, are an array of innovation Screendance – that is, dance created specifically for camera, …

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

'Visual poetry': taking physical languages beyond the Deaf community by Lyndsey Winship

Here/Not Here, a new film by Bim Ajadi, is aiming to bring the visual vernacular art form in to the mainstream Hottest front-room seats: best theatre and dance online Addressing the camera, …

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Alonzo King Lines Ballet review – hot and cool moves from a master by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineDust and Light, Triangle of the Squinches and Scheherazade showcase the elegant nature of King’s work, which pushes beyond classical ballet Hottest front-room seats: best t…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Alexander Ekman: Eskapist; Midsummer Night's Dream review - audacious and unpredictable by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineTwo dance works by the Swedish choreographer are visually stunning, meshing movement, theatre, design and music Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch …

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Shut up and dance! Five of the best routines made during lockdown by Lyndsey Winship

From Robbie Fairchild’s electric escape to Francesca Hayward’s head-spinning pirouettes, here are five joyful homemade clips Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watc…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Winged Bull in the Elephant Case review – dancers take over the National Gallery by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlinePaintings are given elastic life in this energetic showcase, which reimagines the collection’s extraordinary wartime evacuation to a Welsh slate mine Hottest front-room sea…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Clowns review – a blast of bloodlust from the brilliant Hofesh Shechter by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineShechter’s work begins in Regency-esque civility and ends in an orgy of highly choreographed violence The best arts and entertainment during self-isolation Hottest front-r…

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