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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Requiem review – Mozart meets stomping South African movement by Lyndsey Winship

Leeds Grand theatreA double bill from Phoenix Dance Theatre and Opera North contrasts Mozart’s wretched souls with Neo Muyanga’s After Party – two very different ways of dealing with d…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Friday, May 19, 2023

‘The first feeling is fear’: the daredevil group bringing ropewalking and climbing to the theatre by Lyndsey Winship

It started with a tightrope walk over the Seine: now Rachid Ouramdane has coaxed highliner Nathan Paulin and free climber Nina Caprez into sharing their high-adrenaline experiences and uniqu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:32AM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Kizlar review – a dance of the warriors with hip-swinging swagger by Lyndsey Winship

Theatre Royal, BrightonCeyda Tanc’s all-female troupe put on a display of sass and self-possession as they redesign a traditional Turkish folk dance Some Turkish folk dances are only perfo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03AM
Sunday, May 14, 2023

UniVerse: A Dark Crystal Odyssey review – earth, air, fire and water send a powerful message in Wayne McGregor premiere by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThis bleak but arresting meditation on our ailing planet combines dance, poetry, film and music to startling effect The key thing to know about Wayne McGregor’s ne…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Friday, May 12, 2023

Skid/Saaba review – speed, struggle and surrender on a steep slope by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonGöteborgsOperans Danskompani’s versatile dancers tumble, slide and climb in Damien Jalet’s vertiginous piece then switch to more measured movements by Sharon Eya…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

‘Joanna Lumley is my ultimate’: Strictly supremo Jason Gilkison on dream contestants and his Eurovision drag spectacular by Lyndsey Winship

The choreographer shares his ballroom roots, his love for Liverpool nightlife and what makes a perfect TV dance duo “The attitude here is that everyone loves the underdog,” says Jason Gi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM

Praise this stage: the derelict church that became a haven for dance by Lyndsey Winship

Our series on regional dance scenes continues in Bristol where a centuries-old church has become a creative hub thanks to hard work and a touch of serendipity You walk into the space, and wo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:12AM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Russell Maliphant Dance Company: Vortex review – Jackson Pollock in pure motion by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonAbstracted figures moving at a mesmerically measured pace recreate the US artist’s painting technique Russell Maliphant’s dance is rooted in ideas of energy and f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Monday, May 1, 2023

‘You’re very fat up here’: was dance god George Balanchine a controlling monster? by Lyndsey Winship

He was a trail-blazing genius who electrified US ballet. But he was also a dictatorial grudge-bearer who married four of his dancers. How should we remember the Russian-American choreographe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:54PM

Breakin’ Convention review – vibrant hip-hop party is a triumph by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe 20th edition of Jonzi D’s hip-hop theatre festival showcases new styles and old-school vibes with personality and humour Jonzi D turned down an MBE when he was …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Korea National Contemporary Dance Company review – rhythmic repetition and gleeful jumping by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonDouble bill of Jaeyoung Lee’s Mechanism and Sung Im Her’s Everything Falls Dramatic opens the sixth annual Korea showcase, which this year tours for the first time The t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:48PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

BRB2 review – great start for Carlos Acosta’s young squad by Lyndsey Winship

Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonBirmingham company’s offshoot ranges from classical showpieces to modern shorts, allowing its dancers to tackle roles usually kept for principals A new bal…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:06PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

‘Mam, show us your interpretive dance!’ How a former mining village got into the groove by Lyndsey Winship

Our new series on regional dance scenes begins in Northumberland, where a studio-cum-boxing club is inspiring novice performers The road to the coast is bordered with fenced-off industrial l…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:12AM
Sunday, April 23, 2023

Alleyne Dance: Far From Home review – compelling movers roam continents by Lyndsey Winship

DanceEast, IpswichThe Alleyne twins and company incorporate Indian kathak, hip-hop and African and Caribbean dance styles in this distinctive, impressionistic piece about migration and refug…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Friday, April 21, 2023

Dancer Edward Watson: ‘Get the wind machine, get my clothes off and get out there’ by Lyndsey Winship

The performer talks us through the photographers who documented his shapeshifting career with the Royal Ballet What you see in this book,” says Edward Watson, “feels like another career,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

Nederlands Dans Theater review – a moving menagerie from a world in crisis by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonFigures in Extinction [1.0], a Crystal Pite and Simon McBurney collaboration, is the climax to a triple bill featuring excellent technique and film noir atmosphere Th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed review – Strictly favourite steps up the sass by Lyndsey Winship

Peacock theatre, LondonFrom spectacular African dance to cheesy Strictly-style sketches, Radebe turns the glitter dial to 11 and beyond How much is too much? Not a question that was ever ask…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Cinderella review – Royal Ballet fairytale is a shiny sugar-rush by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonAshton’s three-act ballet combines escapism, clever classicism and panto, and this new version gets better as it goes along A newly designed production celebrates …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tom Dale Company review – a mesmerising union of sound and movement by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonJemima Brown excels in a cleverly assembled, four-way collaboration between choreographer, dancer, music and design There are dancers who execute movement. And there are dan…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18AM
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Gregory Maqoma and Thuthuka Sibisi: Broken Chord review – fascinating story comes alive in song by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA 19th-century South African choir’s journey to the west is dramatised in this powerful show, Maqoma’s last as a performer In 1891, a group of singers named the A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:30AM
Sunday, March 12, 2023

Turn it Out with Tiler Peck & Friends review – pure dance at its breathtaking best by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA virtuoso lineup join the New York City Ballet principal for an eclectic programme celebrating the shared pleasure of music, rhythm and athleticism Tiler Peck is a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:50AM
Thursday, March 9, 2023

No offence meant: Wendy Houstoun’s mild-mannered inquiry into outrage by Lyndsey Winship

She performed with DV8 in the 80s before making solo work that defies categorisation – and Houstoun is as compelling as ever in her new show Watch It! There’s no one quite like Wendy Hou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Monday, March 6, 2023

Léa Tirabasso: Starving Dingoes review – uncompromising medical drama in dance by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThe choreographer has collaborated with oncologists and others for an examination of cellular death Sometimes you see shows you don’t enjoy but find you have to admire, fo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Woolf Works review – the wondrous Alessandra Ferri flies again by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonReturning to the role created for her by Wayne McGregor, the dancer portrays the great modernist with emotional power It’s 40 years since Alessandra Ferri became a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06AM
Friday, February 24, 2023

Katherina Radeva: 40/40 review – joyful dance in defiance of convention by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonRadeva delivers a gloriously uncomplicated and deeply felt performance that is a delight to watch There is a breed of performance, usually a solo show, that is not about pre…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Riffs and tutus: Black Sabbath ballet to be staged in Birmingham by Lyndsey Winship

Rock band to lend eight songs to the ‘world’s first heavy metal dance experience’ performed by Carlos Acosta’s Birmingham Royal Ballet in September A ballet soundtracked by the music…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:01PM

Strictly’s Johannes Radebe: ‘At school they said to me, ‘Oh, sissy boy!’” by Lyndsey Winship

He blazed a trail as the professional half of Strictly’s first all-male dance partnership. Now he’s targeting prejudice in a sizzling show based on his native South Africa “My producer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:20AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Out of the spotlight: seven of dance’s hottest hidden talents by Lyndsey Winship

From costume and lighting designers to composers and producers, here are some of the dynamos bringing breathtaking dance shows to the stage The performers may be in the spotlight and the cho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:25AM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Famous blue leotard: the Leonard Cohen dance show the singer never lived to see by Lyndsey Winship

The gravel-throated legend gave his blessing to a show set to his greatest songs, but died before rehearsals began. As Dance Me hits the UK, its performers describe feeling his presence on s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Acosta Danza: Spectrum review – passion and power by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, LondonFrom hints of jazz and vaudeville to a magical Nijinsky-inspired duet, it’s a pleasure to watch these dancers perform The title of this mixed bill is spot on when it…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:32AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

‘I want my dance to feel like The Sopranos’: how Holly Blakey became choreographer to the stars by Lyndsey Winship

She has created routines for Florence Welch and Rosalía, and once turned Coldplay into chimps. Next comes a swansong for her rootin’-tootin’ show upending masculine stereotypes “Peopl…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:00AM

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