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Monday, June 24, 2019

Edinburgh fringe 2019: 10 essential shows by Brian Logan, Miriam Gillinson, Mark Lawson, Mark Fisher, Judith Mackrell, Bridget Minamore and Lyndsey Winship

Jessie Cave’s intimate standup, a beatbox Frankenstein and a twist on the star-crossed lovers are among the Edinburgh shows we’ve previously reviewed. Here’s what we said … Pleasance…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Somnium review – Strictly pair salute their love with electric swagger by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonKatya and Neil Jones’ show is an old-fashioned crowdpleaser full of cheese, gimmickry and heart-bursting pride Rare is the Strictly Come Dancing pro who hasn’t br…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Mother review – Natalia Osipova dances to hell and back by Lyndsey Winship

Southbank Centre, LondonOsipova is elegantly wretched in Arthur Pita’s horror-tinged take on a Hans Christian Andersen tale in which Death claims the life of a baby Artists often talk abou…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Three to tango: the pregnant dancer duetting with her husband by Lyndsey Winship

A screen role as an expectant dancer prepared Bobbi Jene Smith for the real thing. She talks about doing the bump … with a bump It’s a case of life imitating art. In the new film Mari, B…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thank You Very Much: how Elvis tribute acts inspired a dance show by Lyndsey Winship

Choreographer Claire Cunningham’s new piece, which premieres at Manchester international festival, pays tribute to tribute artists For one weekend every year, the small town of Porthcawl i…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Psychedelics, dance steps and giant snakes: inside the ayahuasca show by Lyndsey Winship

Ino Moxo, Peruvian choreographer Oscar Naters’s new show, aims to faithfully recreate the ritual experience of taking ayahuasca – so much so the performers took the hallucinogen in rehea…

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see by Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the wor…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

'We need to step up!' Five women pushing dance forward by Lyndsey Winship

Their moves are fresh, funny and stylish; their subjects include the climate crisis, gender politics and poetry. These electrifying choreographers are on the rise A Peter and the Wolf where …

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Monday, June 10, 2019

'Mmmm, it was electrifying!’ Natalia Osipova on finding her perfect partner by Lyndsey Winship

As the explosively powerful dancer makes the leap into film, she talks about feeling bloodied and bruised by her latest work – and how loving her dogs helps her perform Natalia Osipova was…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

San Francisco Ballet: scorching dancers leave their hearts in London by Lyndsey Winship

The American company visited the UK with four triple bills: here are 10 things we learned from their thrilling season 1) This is a company with a hunger for new work. The second week of thei…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

San Francisco Ballet review – California dreaming and a Björk nightmare by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London A season of 10 UK premieres opens with a cold-hearted Edith Wharton tale, Soviet struggles with Shostakovich, and an X-rated artpop class Stylish, forward-thinking, …

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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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