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Friday, February 15, 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 Notting Hill to Fatboy Slim, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Since She review – dreamlike oddness by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonChoreographed by Dimitris Papaioannou, the company’s first new work since its founder died in 2009 is uncanny in its blending of his and her imaginationsWhen Pina B…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Haiti's explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual by Lyndsey Winship

When Jeanguy Saintus first saw Stravinsky’s Rite, he was reminded of his religion’s initiation ceremonies. Now, he has created his own spirited version of the balletSince its infamous pr…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Dancing in the street: could choreographers build better cities? by Lyndsey Winship

A new project is looking at how choreography can improve urban engineering, but there has long been a profound relationship between cities and danceIn the crowded conventillos (shared teneme…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

New Work New Music review – Royal Ballet's short works are a step in the right direction by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonFrom Aletta Collins’ refreshing abstraction to Calvin Richardson’s human piñatas, this is just what the Royal needsThe musicians of the London Sinfonietta are i…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Spring review – jugglers join dancers for joyfully hypnotic show by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonGandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley’s collaboration is full of simple pleasures and intricate skillA hybrid of juggling and contemporary dance? Now that’s nich…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Father review – a harrowing, slapstick look at care-home life by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonPeeping Tom tackle old age with originality, warmth and humour in the second part of their eerie family-themed trilogyLast year they tackled mums, now attention turns to dad.…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

'It's what I live for!' At 93, Robert Cohan is still shaking up dance by Lyndsey Winship

In 1969, a New Yorker from Martha Graham’s company set up Britain’s first contemporary dance school. Fifty years on, Cohan is a sage of the studio – and has fears about the artform’s…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

No Show review – a sparky riposte to sexism in circus by Lyndsey Winship

Soho theatre, LondonFive female performers are doing things on their own terms in a show that shuns spectacle and takes apart circus tricksAn acrobat named Kate takes the microphone and tell…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Royal Ballet: Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons review – breakout work shines on by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonLiam Scarlett’s 2010 word is as lyrical as ever, while strong performances and a live pigeon can’t save Frederick Ashton’s cutesy romcom When it premiered in 2…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Trio ConcertDance review – Alessandra Ferri forges a new path for older dancers by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThe 55-year-old partnered with American Ballet Theater principal Herman Cornejo in thoughtful, poised interpretations of McGregor, Maliphant and othersThe second com…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Transfiguration review – a hideous horror show you'll never forget by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe French artist Olivier de Sagazan turns himself into a sculpture in this terrifying, visceral performanceOlivier de Sagazan’s Transfiguration, a performance firs…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

The Strictly factor: which new TV dance show has the right moves? by Lyndsey Winship

BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer and Channel 4’s Flirty Dancing are going toe to toe for audiences. But can they fill Strictly’s shoes?The new year starts with two new dance shows to fill th…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Swan Lake review – pretty on top but nothing below the surface by Lyndsey Winship

Coliseum, LondonEnglish National Ballet’s revival of Derek Deane’s 1997 staging has a flock of well-schooled swans and some standout solos, but there is a lack of chemistry between the l…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Decadence and dystopia: the unmissable theatre, dance and comedy of 2019 by Michael Billington, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Blanchett and Hiddleston get sexual, there are chills in a Glasgow tower block, Matthew Bourne takes on the star-crossed lovers, plus Catherine Tate, Tim Minchin and Ben Elton return to the …

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Thick & Tight: meet the dance world's gruesome twosome by Lyndsey Winship

From Hitler and Cath Kidston to Freud and Madonna, a dance-drag act makes unlikely pairings duet together Unmissable theatre, dance and comedy for 2019About five years ago, in a room above a…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert review – festive cheer and tears at the Royal Ballet by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, London A fine take on Chekhov’s melancholy Three Sisters brings bite to this seasonal triple bill, before ice skaters and lovers restore the yuletide glowWho needs festi…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Top 10 dance shows of 2018 by Judith Mackrell and Lyndsey Winship

Romeo and Juliet muddled into middle age, Akram Khan suffered shell-shock, Rambert2 lost control – and William Forsythe gave ballet a stratospheric street shakeupMore best culture 2018 Ove…

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Hansel and Gretel review – kids' house party with sweet beats by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonIt’s bright and bouyant and the music, influenced by Afrobeat, is excellent but Vicki Igbokwe’s fairytale has problems in toneChoreographer Vicki Igbokwe is best known f…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake review – electrified return to the wild by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonIntensity surges from the stage in this dark contortion of the classic ballet, given a mighty injection of new energyIt’s funny that Matthew Bourne’s shows are as…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rambert's new boss: 'It's like a big mansion and I'm going to renovate it' by Lyndsey Winship

Dynamic artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer has grand designs for Britain’s oldest dance company, from diversifying the audience to finding new choreographers“I want this company, Ramb…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

HQ: (I Feel So Mezzaniney) review – follow the warped French maids! by Lyndsey Winship

Second Home, LondonDisaffection trumps dynamism in Steven Warwick and Carlos Maria Romero’s site-responsive piece staged in a co-working spaceThe minimal electro beat ramps up and a gaggle…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Icon review – Antony Gormley's amazing feat of dancing, churning clay by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler s Wells, LondonGöteborgsOperans Danskompani paired the sculptor with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for this thrilling piece exploring how we mould and remould ourselvesSculptor …

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dystopian Dream review – climbing the walls with Nitin Sawhney by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonChoreographers Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang interpret a pained but pretty soundtrack of electro-chill loops The themes of mortality and loss in Nitin Sawhney’s…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Darbar festival review – Akram Khan's spellbinding taster of Indian dance by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonCurated by Khan, this celebration of classical Indian music dips into dance forms boasting symmetry, balance and beauty Hands and faces are two sorely underused body …

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Royal Ballet: The Unknown Soldier / Infra / Symphony in C review – bittersweet beauty by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonAlastair Marriott’s evocation of conflict is caught between gracefulness and tragedy while Wayne McGregor and George Balanchine still shine‘He was lying there in…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

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

From The Ballad of Buster Scruggs to Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 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, November 14, 2018

Layla and Majnun review – Yo-Yo Ma and Mark Morris's swirling tragedy by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe cellist and choreographer present an ancient Persian love story with striking designs by Howard HodgkinLayla and Majnun fall in love, but when Layla is married of…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Rambert: Two review – spiky, sassy dancers seize the stage by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonRambert showcases its new sister company in Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s knockout Killer Pig, plus work by Benoit Swan Pouffer and Rafael BonachelaEight hundred youn…

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Misty Copeland: the trail-blazing ballerina loved by Prince, Obama and Disney by Lyndsey Winship

She thinks ballet’s broken – and has a plan to fix it. The star of Disney’s Nutcracker reboot talks about racism, nude shoes and growing up bendy‘Ballet was definitely my escape,” …

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Friday, November 2, 2018

La Bayadère review – Marianela Núñez dances with heart-rending beauty by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonThe loose plotting of the love story is offset by performers who elevate the melodrama to mesmerising levelsLet’s take a moment to appreciate the genius of Mariane…

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