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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Nadia Beugré: L’Homme Rare review – no muscle is left untwerked by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonThemes such as exoticised bodies and reversing the male gaze struggle are raised but not fully explored in Nadia Beugré’s show The promo material for L’Homme…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Sunday, June 9, 2024

Eva Yerbabuena: Yerbagüena review – mercurial flamenco that’s full of surprises by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonIn goth-glam gowns with a fringed shawl, the Spanish dancer snaps from traditional to progressive in a passionate performance Eva Yerbabuena, one of flamenco’s best…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

‘Not just a diet of Swan Lake and Cinderella’: the resurrection of London City Ballet by Lyndsey Winship

The famed company dissolved in 1996, so how best to bring it back? With new and classic works from the choreographer’s Rolodex of international talent – and by changing the culture of th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM

The Royal Ballet: Ashton Celebrated review – a world where everything is just delightful by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonLaunching a four-year celebration of Frederick Ashton’s genteel ‘English style’, this triple bill is full of refined beauty and pleasure – though with athlet…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Monday, May 27, 2024

‘I have to be honest – even if it’s nasty’: the jaw-dropping fetish flamenco of Rocío Molina by Lyndsey Winship

She has danced pregnant, in bondage gear, and drenched in what looks like menstrual blood – all to unleash the monsters lurking within her and all of us. We meet the unstoppable performer …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

‘A good way to get out stress’: the magnetic force of the mosh pit by Lyndsey Winship

When she first went moshing, Rachel Ní Bhraonáin couldn’t stop giggling. Now she has made a dance show about the ‘gorgeous community’ she encountered Walking into a basement club in …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Nose Dive Assembly review – a gen Z take on the trad touring circus by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, LondonThe Revel Puck Circus big top rolls into town, featuring fantastic acrobatics, whimsical clowning and admirable ethics There’s a festival feel at a Rev…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48AM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Bangers and ballet: London’s Ministry of Sound embraces contemporary dance by Lyndsey Winship

Big-name ballet dancers and rising choreographers have found a new home in the superclub where the after-party goes on until 5am “It’s the easiest rider we’ve ever done,” says the Mi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Brighton festival: Lived Fiction/Fault Lines review – revolutionary dance by Lyndsey Winship

Corn Exchange/Dance House, BrightonStopgap and Lîla Dance deliver poetic and political work at this year’s festival, displaying bold innovation and evocative visions ‘It’s impossible …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Margaret Williams obituary by Lyndsey Winship

Director who brought contemporary dance to mainstream British TV audiences with films such as Outside In and Veterans A“magician of the camera” with an extraordinary visual sense, Margar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Passion of Andrea 2 review – Pythonesque dancefloor caper by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThree performers have knockabout fun in choreographer Simone Mousset’s well-crafted, supremely silly show It’s funny, this show. Maybe not from the off, when you’re ju…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:02AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Accountants review – a dizzying bombardment of big questions by Lyndsey Winship

Aviva Studios, ManchesterDance companies from Shanghai and Mumbai traverse a vast stage against a fast-moving backdrop in a personal story about identity and purpose The vast populations of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

‘I don’t know if my body can do this’: does A Chorus Line still ring true for dancers? by Lyndsey Winship

As the 1975 musical about Broadway hoofers sets off on tour, professionals reveal how much has – and hasn’t – changed since its debut ‘I want it strong! Make it sharp! Take it on the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:48AM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Shortlist unveiled for dance’s answer to the Turner prize by Lyndsey Winship

Choreographers from the US, Brazil, Greece and Portugal in the running for the £40,000 inaugural Rose international dance prize Four choreographers are in the running for the inaugural £40…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Thursday, April 25, 2024

KVN Dance Company: Coppélia review – a fun mashup of beats, belts and ballet by Lyndsey Winship

Marylebone theatre, LondonFairytale meets hip-hop in Kevan Allen’s energetic reworking of the classic ballet about a toymaker and his all-too-realistic doll Kevan Allen usually choreograp…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:24PM
Monday, April 22, 2024

‘I want to show more crotch!’ Sean Bankhead on his raunchy dances for Beyoncé, Cardi B, Lil Nas X and more by Lyndsey Winship

He’s the world’s hottest choreographer, the man who cooks up steamy videos and stage shows for giants of music. But does the Atlanta star ever think he goes too far? Quite the opposite �…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Friday, April 19, 2024

Shechter II: From England With Love review – a crash course in how to be British by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonHofesh Shechter’s young company are an international bunch but their slo-mo curves and sudden shocks deliver some startling home truths about the UK There’s a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Friday, April 12, 2024

Anarchy Dance Theatre: Second Body review – joltingly good cosmic shapeshifting by Lyndsey Winship

The Coronet theatre, LondonTension between the organic, human-made and the digital permeates Chieh-hua Hsieh’s show as performer Ting-Ting Chao becomes an incredible vibrating energy force…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

The Velveteen Rabbit review – magically told tale of a much-loved toy who comes to life by Lyndsey Winship

Lilian Baylis studio, Sadler’s Wells, LondonFull of dancey japes, games and satisfyingly tactile characters, BalletLorent have created an enjoyably gentle adaptation of Margery Williams’…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Bear Snores On review – characterful creatures learn the importance of home by Lyndsey Winship

Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonFun songs and exciting immersive touches delight children and adults alike in a lively picture book adaptation from actor Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

‘You have to add the flavour, the butter, the jam’: Boy Blue on bringing hip hop energy to the dance world by Lyndsey Winship

Choreographer Kenrick Sandy and composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante’s acclaimed troupe are back with a pulsating new piece, inspired by grime, jungle and carnival Sunday afternoon in Tow…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:24PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Carmen review – stripped-back ballet focuses on the femicide by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonGiven its UK premiere by English National Ballet, Johan Inger’s new version of the Bizet story cuts out cliche and embraces the bleakness – albeit at the expense …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:09AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Sydney Dance Company: Ascent review – impressive triple bill brings fresh sparks of joy by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonRafael Bonachela’s beautiful choreography and Paula Levis’ striking costumes stand out in pieces ranging from a gentle voyage to stark electro i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Friday, March 22, 2024

California Connections: Three Pioneering Women review – superb salute to trailblazing trio by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonYorke Dance Project celebrate Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Bella Lewitzky in a mixed bill that offers a valuable lesson If the title of this mi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Assembly Hall review – medieval reenactors joust in a whirl of fantasy and mundanity by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonBeautiful choreography and a clever script create a shifting, unknowable world in Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s new show I think we can confidently say this is …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Friday, March 15, 2024

Vincent Dance Theatre: Play review – rare choreography retrospective is both ominous and hopeful by Lyndsey Winship

Corn Exchange, BrightonCharlotte Vincent revisits her 30-year back catalogue with a focus on young performers, offering fascinating glimpes into the world she’s created Unlike painters, sa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Steve Paxton obituary by Lyndsey Winship

A pivotal figure in contemporary dance, known for stripping the artform of its classical and modern techniques In the early 1970s a rangy Arizonan arrived in Devon as a guest teacher at Dart…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Northern Ballet: Romeo & Juliet review – iconic love story told in all its full-blooded glory by Lyndsey Winship

Leeds Grand theatreProkofiev’s score takes flight as the warring clans go at it, while the lovers display all the tortured passion of their teenage tragedy in this innovative and explosive…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM
Friday, March 8, 2024

New York City Ballet review – iconic company returns to show the shape of modern ballet by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonNYCB’s first UK visit in 16 years brings a quadruple bill that looks to the past briefly, but mostly presents a very 21st-century vision One of the world’s most i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36PM
Monday, March 4, 2024

Carlos Acosta to create new version of The Nutcracker set in Havana by Lyndsey Winship

The acclaimed dancer, director and choreographer takes on ballet’s favourite frosty Christmas show, with his Cuba-based company Acosta Danza “I want to make it snow in Havana,” said Cu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

How to Build a Universe review – sci-fi dance-theatre show aims high but lands low by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonHumans keep making the same mistakes as five survivors of an apocalyptic event try to build a new civilisation How to Build a Universe is a high-concept show. Imagine you we…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42PM

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