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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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Monday, April 13, 2020

New Movement Collective review – eerie journeys into Auster and Homer by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineThere are striking moments in the films of this dance group’s performances, inspired by New York Trilogy and The Odyssey • Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Swan: three minutes of dance to soothe the soul in lockdown by Lyndsey Winship

Watch a short solo from Birmingham Royal Ballet performed by a dancer and two musicians in their own homes • Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online The danci…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

BalletBoyz: Deluxe review – striking dances packed with talent by Lyndsey Winship

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt are characteristically unpredictable as they launch the Facebook Premieres series from Sadler’s Wells With their 20th anniversary tour now on hold, BalletB…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Plié, jeté … mind the fridge! My kitchen ballet class with Tamara Rojo by Lyndsey Winship

Dancers are sharing their skills online as venues are shut due to the coronavirus. Our critic stepped up to test one out The core of a ballet dancer’s life is daily class. Whether it’s a…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Step in time: how to save the legacy of dance from being lost in history by Lyndsey Winship

While Richard Alston’s company hang up their dance shoes, archivists and choreographers are grasping at ways to immortalise an inherently slippery art form Earlier this month, Richard Alst…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Now in 3D! Merce Cunningham's mind-blowing dance by Lyndsey Winship

A superb documentary immerses you in the choreographer’s creations and shows off his own wild and weightless performances Given the gift of time travel, you’d have to drop in on the earl…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Richard Alston Dance Company review – a thrilling farewell by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe company’s final outing after 25 years ran through some of Alston’s most dynamic newer works, with performances ranging from the spellbinding to the effortless…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre review – swirling tales from Taiwan by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London Cheng Tsung-lung’s 13 Tongues circles and flows, while Lin Hwai-min’s Dust is a slow slide into the dark Forty-seven years ago, a man who knew next to nothing ab…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

'She taught me to love my skin': Viviana Durante unveils gift to Isadora Duncan by Lyndsey Winship

Until her death in a freak accident, the ‘radical and shocking’ Isadora Duncan transformed dance. Now her feminist free spirit struts the stage again ‘You’ll have to excuse me, I’m…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Alina Cojocaru review – goosebumpy delight and gems amid disjointed evening by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe English National Ballet’s luminous lead principal here creates her own show, ranging from Frederick Ashton to Arvo Pärt and two superb short films It’s impos…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Message in a Bottle review – Sting soundtracks a blistering hip-hop tale of refugees by Lyndsey Winship

Peacock theatre, London A compelling cast pour their hearts into Kate Prince’s jukebox tale of civil war, trafficking and three siblings separated as refugees A hip-hop dance show set to t…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Cellist review – a joyfully giddy tribute to Jacqueline du Pré by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonCathy Marston’s first main stage commission for the Royal Ballet translates Du Pré’s lyrical presence on the podium into dance, capturing her deep love affair w…

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