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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Four Quartets review – TS Eliot's poems brilliantly danced by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonWith unfussy, Cunningham-influenced movement alongside Kathleen Chalfont’s readings, Pam Tanowitz has distilled Eliot’s essence Choreographer Pam Tanowitz has been quiet…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

The Rite of Spring review – dreamy and divine by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonBased on classical Indian dance forms, Seeta Patel’s interesting chamber version uncovers the lyricism in Stravinsky’s score The Rite of Spring is a totemic work in the …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

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 Birds of Passage to Rita Ora, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rambert: McGregor / Motin / Shechter review – an adrenaline rush by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonChristine and the Queens’ choreographer Marion Motin delivers a pounding debut, alongside early work by Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter French hip-hop choreograp…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dances with Du Pré and Dante in the Royal Ballet's new season by Lyndsey Winship

Highlights of the new season include a ballet by Cathy Marston about cellist Jacqueline du Pré, and Wayne McGregor’s take on the Divine Comedy A ballet based on the life of Jacqueline du …

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Romeo and Juliet as bickering 40-year-olds: how dance is reimagining the lovers by Lyndsey Winship

The lovers are back – as jaded fortysomethings fighting over chores in Ben Duke’s production, and as lust-crazed teens in Matthew Bourne’s Matthew Bourne never fancied remaking Romeo a…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

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 High Life to Joy for Ever, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Pop's coolest choreographer Marion Motin: 'I want to touch your soul' by Lyndsey Winship

The woman who got Christine and the Queens and Dua Lipa moving talks about her switch to Rambert and partying on tour with Madonna ‘I’m a lazy girl,” says Marion Motin, laughing at her…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Royal Ballet: Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern review – monsters and melancholy by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonCrystal Pite reinvents the corps de ballet, alongside Christopher Wheeldon’s classy meditation and a flawed world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui The world premie…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

The amazing dancing twins: 'Even when we improvise, we do the same thing!' by Lyndsey Winship

They started out as sprinters on the racetrack – but ended up as dancers on the stage. Meet the explosive Alleyne sisters In the summer of 2012, Kristina and Sadé Alleyne’s Olympic drea…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

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

From Vox Lux to Stanley Kubrick, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Israel Galván: La Fiesta review – flamenco peacockery with a dash of RuPaul by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe tradition-trashing dancer serves up a brilliant, table-stomping blend of experiment, absurdity and subversion We arrive at Israel Galván’s fiesta when it feels…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Ain’t Misbehavin’ review – Oti Mabuse musical has sass, soul and swing by Lyndsey Winship

Southwark Playhouse, LondonA crack cast fire up this romp through Fats Waller’s music, directed by Tyrone Huntley with moves by the Strictly dancer The black box of Southwark Playhouse is …

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What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver,phil Harrison, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones,miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Avengers: Endgame to Mary Quant, 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, April 25, 2019

Rosas review – life is suite in mysterious Bach dances by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonAnne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreography for the composer’s music, played by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, is austere and enigmatic If you were going to choose a …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

'They wanted to see if I could take a punch without crying': female boxers' battle stories by Lyndsey Winship

The idea still makes people uneasy but two new plays – Fighter and The Sweet Science of Bruising – explore the courage, pain and history of women boxers ‘I always try to say this witho…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

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

From Loro to Stealing Sheep, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Night of 100 Solos review – a fresh and radical Merce Cunningham experience by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonSix decades of solos form an unsentimental and surprising celebration of the legendary choreographer’s highly technical dance experiments On what would have been Merce Cunn…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

What to see this week in the UK by Damon Wise, Phil Harrison, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Mid90s to Dave, 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, April 11, 2019

'It's massive, it's hard, I don't understand it!' TS Eliot dance show hits UK by Lyndsey Winship

As her acclaimed take on Four Quartets heads to London, choreographer Pam Tanowitz explains why she’s still trying to crack the poem Her choreography has been hailed by the New York Times …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

No mean feat: how West Side Story's dance rumbles got reinvented by Lyndsey Winship

The Sharks-v-Jets classic is told with Jerome Robbins’ ‘perfect’ moves, admits Aletta Collins. How did she create new ones? Aletta Collins is telling me about what arrived in the post …

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Friday, April 5, 2019

English National Ballet: She Persisted review – odes to Frida, Pina and Nora by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonIbsen gets an urgent retelling, Kahlo dances with a monkey and Bausch’s masterwork is back in Tamara Rojo’s stellar triple bill In 2016, English National Ballet d…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

'That took long enough!' – black ballerinas finally get shoes to match their skin by Lyndsey Winship

Ballet shoes have always been a pale peachy pink because it was assumed dancers were, too. Now a British footwear company is striking a blow for ballerinas of colour everywhere When Ballet B…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Romeo and Juliet review – stunningly swoonsome study of wide-eyed love by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonLauren Cuthbertson and Matthew Ball sumptuously express the recklessness of youth in Kenneth MacMillan’s fine ballet We think of Romeo and Juliet as a story about …

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Idiot review – Dostoevsky's good prince makes a quivering retreat from love by Lyndsey Winship

Print Room at the Coronet, London Saburo Teshigawara’s take on the Russian classic isolates its hero, creating striking scenes that leave you pining for a connection Japanese choreographe…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Yuli: this portrait of Carlos Acosta and Cuba is a dance film like no other by Lyndsey Winship

Ballet and film complement each other perfectly in a biopic of the superstar dancer that captures life under Castro’s rule Dance on film can have many functions. It might act as a showstop…

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Ballet Black review – welly-wearing dancers stage miners' strike by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonThe company’s triple bill includes Ingoma, a powerful piece inspired by events that led to South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement Ballet Black may be, by its nature, poli…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Strictly's Oti Mabuse: 'I still wear £5 leggings – I work for the BBC!' by Lyndsey Winship

She conquered Strictly while still living in a bedsit. Now the dancing multi-linguist and trained engineer is making the leap into musicals – where she’s planning to ‘go crazy’ Glamo…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

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 Captain Marvel to Henry Moore, 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, March 7, 2019

BalletBoyz: Them/Us review – dreamy double bill confounds cliche by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonWith one piece choreographed by the company and the other by Christopher Wheeldon, this is a fresh, thoughtful show Over the last 19 years, BalletBoyz has metamorphos…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Queen Victoria – the ballet: 'You think you know her. It turned out I didn't' by Lyndsey Winship

After her celebrated Jane Eyre, Cathy Marston is staging a revelatory regal ballet. She talks about binge-watching ITV’s Victoria and the politics of storytelling Queen Victoria is fallin…

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