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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Oona Doherty review – a swaggering, graceful ode to working-class men by Lyndsey Winship

The Yard, LondonIn Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus, the Northern Irish dancer embodies a group rarely explored in dance A car revs up outside the theatre and Oona Doherty tumbles ou…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Ten minutes to face the apocalypse! A dance-off for dark times by Lyndsey Winship

The finalists of Boris Charmatz’s Danse Élargie competition squared up to today’s doom and gloom There are questions about the validity of scoring art (hey, some of us have made a livin…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fabula Collective review – beautiful yearning bodies inspire belief by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonConvincing struggles to find solace, choreographed by ex-Wayne McGregor dancers, are enhanced by spectacular lighting The new British-Japanese Fabula Collective arriv…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

'We need to normalise sexual desire': can a rope bondage show empower women? by Lyndsey Winship

Everything I See I Swallow raises challenging questions about how we bring up girls. The women behind a new shibari show speak out A young woman is strung up above the stage, a delicate latt…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

'It shows human resilience': the 8,000-year history of a patch of land by Lyndsey Winship

From ancient mysteries to moments of joy, one place tells many stories over time. The creators of While You Are Here reveal how they made physical drama by staying put It seems like a ridicu…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Joseph Toonga: 'The police didn't believe I was a dancer' by Lyndsey Winship

The suspicion and stereotypes encountered by young black men are explored in the hip-hop star’s latest show, Born to Manifest, performed with Theo Oloyade One night when Joseph Toonga was …

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ballet Preljocaj: La Fresque review – mesmerising dreams and fab hairdos by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonIt struggles to make an emotional connection, but this gorgeous-looking, pulsing tale of love is sprinkled with magic When your love interest is basically a mirage, i…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle review – gentle touch ignites passion by Lyndsey Winship

Birmingham HippodromeThis beautifully danced production captures the innocence, betrayal and supernatural spirits of the story’s early sources There’s a spate of Giselles about at the mo…

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'Western society has little space for ecstasy': back to Berlin's 90s club scene by Lyndsey Winship

Feted for her macabre and freaky stage shows, Gisèle Vienne has created a time-bending piece of ‘physical philosophy’ inspired by her clubbing days When Gisèle Vienne was growing up in…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Yeah baby he's got it! Bananarama, Pontins and the brutally funny dance-off by Lyndsey Winship

In 1987, Dan Watson’s dance routine failed to nab first prize from a panel of pesky bluecoats. He revisits this haunting childhood experience in his new comedy show, Venus Good art often c…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Stark and naked: the striking duet where one dancer is nude by Lyndsey Winship

In Lucy Guerin’s show Split, two performers – one clothed, one not – slowly trap themselves into a corner The first thing you notice about Lucy Guerin’s award-winning duet, Split, is…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Crystal Pite: the dance genius who stages the impossible by Lyndsey Winship

Betroffenheit, our best dance show of the 21st century, takes the breath away – and reveals the Canadian trailblazer’s superb craft Best dance shows of the 21st century Crystal Pite and …

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Monday, September 16, 2019

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Jonathan Jones, Andrew Clements, Michael Billington and Lyndsey Winship

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

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Fantasia: how to pack maximum pleasure into an hour by Lyndsey Winship

Trailblazing choreographer Rosie Kay is using the latest research in neuroscience to bring unalloyed joy to her audience When Rosie Kay was starting work on her new dance show, Fantasia, she…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Rockbottom review – a raw and personal journey into chemsex hell by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonStuart Waters uses his full-on autobiographical solo show to document the downward spiral of an addiction to crystal meth. It was a Tuesday afternoon when Stuart Waters was …

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

'It was scary but awesome': how Yorkshire youths raved out of the doldrums by Lyndsey Winship

Gary and David Clarke grew up in a community gutted by industrial decline. A new dance show, Wasteland, recreates the underground blowouts that gave a generation reason to dream David Clarke…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Spirit rising, feet swizzling: the joy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe US ensemble are back with more limb-twisting interpretations of African and street dance forms and a reminder of their founder’s sun-soaked art Gracious, with a…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Tales of the Turntable review – a musical magical history tour by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonThe terrific teenage dancers of ZooNation’s youth company crank up a gramophone time machine and zip through styles from Charleston to hip-hop It’s massively …

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review – an epic snog and a touch of Grease by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonYoung dancers, a reworked score and dynamic choreography bring blasts of rhythm, energy and feeling to the tale of star-cross’d lovers Kissing till your lips are re…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Bright Stream review – Bolshoi's gentle farce brings big guffaws by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, London Alexei Ratmansky’s choreography – to Shostakovich’s score full of melody and gusto – is agile and substantial and, with its cross-dressing sylph and dog on …

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Spartacus review – a grand display of power from the Bolshoi's army by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonIdentically drilled dancers and an epic cinematic score are the driving forces behind Yuri Grigorovich’s slave rebellion story At the Bolshoi, size matters. The co…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

L-E-V: Parts of Love review – carnal desire without the come-on by Lyndsey Winship

Bold Tendencies, LondonUltra-stylised sensuality and magnetic aloofness are among the hallmarks of choreographer Sharon Eyal’s compelling creations This reminds me of Berlin, says my frien…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show review – a fabulous fiesta of fabric and flesh by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonLucha libre masks, conical bras, banana skirts – this voguing, strutting, dancing celebration of the fashion designer’s life and influences is a lot of fun Wh…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Young Associates / National Youth Dance Company review – the future is cooking by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London There are plenty of ideas and energy in this showcase for young choreographers and dancers, with scope to hone skills further ★★ ☆☆☆/★★★☆☆ When …

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ballet legend Beryl Grey: 'It’s amazing what the human body can take' by Lyndsey Winship

She did Swan Lake on her 15th birthday, collaborated with the combustible Rudolf Nureyev and was the first westerner to perform with the Bolshoi. The dame reflects on a life in dance ‘It…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Frills and spills: flamenco's hot-steppers kick up a storm in London by Lyndsey Winship

At Sadler’s Wells’ flamenco festival, Olga Pericet and Patricia Guerrero took themes of transformation to another level Flamenco is shifting away from its traditional roots at an acceler…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

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

From Midsommar to Olafur Eliasson, 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, July 3, 2019

Sara Baras review – regal and rapid-fire flamenco by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe Spanish dancer exudes a powerful authority in this festival-opening show that ranges from poetic interludes to precision-tooled moves Increasingly in flamenco, it…

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Friday, June 28, 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 Yesterday to Ed Ruscha, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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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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