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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 06:42AM
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 05:32AM
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 07:36AM
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 07:54AM
Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Games We Play review – an absorbing mix of juggling, dance and philosophy by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonGandini Juggling’s amiable, multifaceted show delves into the history of the art form while keeping several other balls in the air The story of a juggling pig; another abo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, January 20, 2023

How Did We Get Here? review – Mel C’s dance debut delivers poise and intimacy by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe former Spice Girl joins Jules Cunningham and Harry Alexander in a leftfield trio on a quiet, contemplative mission You couldn’t get further from Spice Up Your L…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios review – a gasp-inducing steampunk celebration of virtuosity by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Albert Hall, LondonSidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreography connects amazing talents from yo-yoers to contortionists in a slick and seamless show It’s how visceral your reactions can be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Monday, January 16, 2023

‘I look like a hot mama in my catsuit!’ – Spice Girl Mel C leaps into modern dance by Lyndsey Winship

She rode the heights of superstardom with girl power and karate kicks. Can Sporty Spice cut it as a top-notch dancer? She talks intimate moves, Spice Girls reunions – and why Ginger can bu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:24PM
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The anti-hibernation culture guide: something to enjoy for every day in January by Rachel Aroesti, Catherine Bray, Andrew Clements, John Fordham, Miriam Gillinson, Jonathan Jones and Lyndsey Winship

You can spend the next few weeks under the duvet and in front of the telly, or enjoy world-class art, theatre, music, film and standup – here’s an event for each of the next 31 days MUSI…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Monday, December 26, 2022

The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book for 2023 by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Danny Boyle’s Matrix-inspired spectacular opens in Manchester, Succession star Brian Cox returns to the stage and standups Maisie Adam, Guz Khan and Catherine Cohen are on tour More from t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:48AM
Friday, December 16, 2022

The best dance of 2022 by Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

Exhilarating highlights this year ranged from tech-savvy ballet and a juggling celebration of Merce Cunningham to a daring flamenco Rite of Spring • More of the best culture of 2022 When S…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18AM
Sunday, December 11, 2022

Beryl Grey: a bright star of British ballet with spark, poise and passion by Lyndsey Winship

The ballerina, who has died aged 95, brought panache to roles at the Royal Ballet and across the world before guiding what became English National Ballet • A life in pictures A few years a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty review – doing the fairytale twist by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonCrammed with the choreographer’s trademark wit and OTT theatrics, this is an irresistible spin on the story Sleeping Beauty and vampires. This unlikely pairing is t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Nutcracker review – the Royal Ballet’s winter warmer by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThis sumptuously designed production is a treat if you don’t dwell on the dramatic flaws and just enjoy the magical music and performances The Nutcracker ballet is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ruination review – you’ll laugh and cry at this ‘Christmas show’ Medea by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonBen Duke brings fresh life to the classics again with deft movement between tragedy and comedy Is entering the afterlife like being stuck in a telep…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, November 25, 2022

What’s the least Christmassy thing I can think of? Ben Duke’s Ruination by Lyndsey Winship

Lost Dog has a reputation for taking sideways looks at classic tales and taking them into unlikely spaces, but might an interrogation of the murderous Medea in the bowels of the Royal Opera …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:32PM
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Emilyn Claid review – sexy, funny fantasies dipped in clay by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThe dancer returns to the stage with an eclectic piece that complements cool posturing with honest personality A 72-year-old with close-cropped silver hair, tattoos and a le…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – pick ’n’ mix gala with some sparkles by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonA grab-bag of nine pieces, from Wheeldon to Tanowitz, make up a celebratory programme delivered with customary aplomb by the Royal’s dancers This gala night was …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Friday, November 11, 2022

Julie Cunningham & Company review – holding the moment by Lyndsey Winship

Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, LondonIn this double bill, a queer response to Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, the dancing is direct, controlled and compelling Jules Cunningham is best k…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

English National Ballet: Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur review – masters at work by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonMats Ek’s Rite of Spring is a pared back but powerful take on Stravinsky’s mighty score and William Forsythe’s Blake Works 1 is intensely watchable It’s 109 y…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Precious Adams on balancing ballet and computer science: ‘you don’t want to be 45 with zero credentials’ by Lyndsey Winship

The English National Ballet soloist on the pandemic, director Tamara Rojo’s departure, the magic of one’s own big toe – and her university degree Precious Adams likens being a dancer t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Monday, November 7, 2022

Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘The thought of going back to that Brezhnev swamp was impossible’ by Lyndsey Winship

The illustrious ballet dancer on natural insecurity, his defection from the USSR to Canada – and how his body feels these days Mikhail Baryshnikov, 74, is the finest ballet dancer of his g…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:42AM
Friday, November 4, 2022

‘We train as athletes, but we dance as artists’: the UK breakdancers chasing Olympic gold by Lyndsey Winship

As breaking features in the Olympics for the first time in 2024, the UK’s thriving community are looking forward to putting the sporting world into a headspin ‘People don’t understand …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:12AM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Into the Music review – an allegro trio by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonFrom dancers partnering with projections and CCTV-style surveillance to an engrossing piece inspired by Edvard Munch, Carlos Acosta’s company is continuing to carve…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Northern Ballet: Made in Leeds review – faith, community and hip-hop Casanova by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonChoreographers Mthuthuzeli November, Stina Quagebeur and Dickson Mbi jolt ballet’s habitual moves with this fresh and convincing triple bill It’…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Jasmin Vardimon: Alice review – a fairytale that never quite goes through the looking-glass by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonA krumping Cheshire cat enlivens this well-danced adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s coming-of-age story, but Alice’s deeper life remains unexplored Lewis Carroll’s …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:07AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

‘They want to dream a little longer’: the deep appeal of mermaids by Lyndsey Winship

Wherever you look – in cinemas, theatres, sculpture or down at your local lido – these magical creatures are bewitching an ever growing audience On a sunny Thursday in June, Tinside Lido…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:37PM
Monday, October 24, 2022

Oona Doherty: Navy Blue review – jagged ode to the cruelty of life by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London As the choreographer’s voiceover wittily questions the pointlessness of shared effort, a group of dancers channel dread into intense motion “Costume: €3,000, p…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:49AM
Sunday, October 23, 2022

Chiara Bersani: Seeking Unicorns review – moments of mythical presence by Lyndsey Winship

National Gallery, London With delicate movements and precise details, the Italian performance artist evokes a magical creature against a backdrop of fantastical art Chiara Bersani has declar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:07AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Light of Passage review – mesmerising moves from Crystal Pite by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonWith shimmering music and a signature use of massed bodies, Pite transforms her acclaimed Flight Pattern into a full-length work When Canadian choreographer Crystal …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:19AM
Monday, October 17, 2022

Dickson Mbi: Enowate review – a solo search for truth by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonMbi makes a transformative journey from east London, where he grew up, to his ancestral home in Cameroon Dickson Mbi is known as a dancer of power, grace, finesse and…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:43AM

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