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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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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Mother review – Natalia Osipova dances to hell and back by Lyndsey Winship

Southbank Centre, LondonOsipova is elegantly wretched in Arthur Pita’s horror-tinged take on a Hans Christian Andersen tale in which Death claims the life of a baby Artists often talk abou…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Three to tango: the pregnant dancer duetting with her husband by Lyndsey Winship

A screen role as an expectant dancer prepared Bobbi Jene Smith for the real thing. She talks about doing the bump … with a bump It’s a case of life imitating art. In the new film Mari, B…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thank You Very Much: how Elvis tribute acts inspired a dance show by Lyndsey Winship

Choreographer Claire Cunningham’s new piece, which premieres at Manchester international festival, pays tribute to tribute artists For one weekend every year, the small town of Porthcawl i…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Psychedelics, dance steps and giant snakes: inside the ayahuasca show by Lyndsey Winship

Ino Moxo, Peruvian choreographer Oscar Naters’s new show, aims to faithfully recreate the ritual experience of taking ayahuasca – so much so the performers took the hallucinogen in rehea…

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see by Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the wor…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

'We need to step up!' Five women pushing dance forward by Lyndsey Winship

Their moves are fresh, funny and stylish; their subjects include the climate crisis, gender politics and poetry. These electrifying choreographers are on the rise A Peter and the Wolf where …

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Monday, June 10, 2019

'Mmmm, it was electrifying!’ Natalia Osipova on finding her perfect partner by Lyndsey Winship

As the explosively powerful dancer makes the leap into film, she talks about feeling bloodied and bruised by her latest work – and how loving her dogs helps her perform Natalia Osipova was…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

San Francisco Ballet: scorching dancers leave their hearts in London by Lyndsey Winship

The American company visited the UK with four triple bills: here are 10 things we learned from their thrilling season 1) This is a company with a hunger for new work. The second week of thei…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

San Francisco Ballet review – California dreaming and a Björk nightmare by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London A season of 10 UK premieres opens with a cold-hearted Edith Wharton tale, Soviet struggles with Shostakovich, and an X-rated artpop class Stylish, forward-thinking, …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Four Quartets review – TS Eliot's poems brilliantly danced by Lyndsey Winship

Barbican, LondonWith unfussy, Cunningham-influenced movement alongside Kathleen Chalfont’s readings, Pam Tanowitz has distilled Eliot’s essence Choreographer Pam Tanowitz has been quiet…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

The Rite of Spring review – dreamy and divine by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonBased on classical Indian dance forms, Seeta Patel’s interesting chamber version uncovers the lyricism in Stravinsky’s score The Rite of Spring is a totemic work in the …

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Friday, May 17, 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 Birds of Passage to Rita Ora, 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, May 15, 2019

Rambert: McGregor / Motin / Shechter review – an adrenaline rush by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonChristine and the Queens’ choreographer Marion Motin delivers a pounding debut, alongside early work by Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter French hip-hop choreograp…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dances with Du Pré and Dante in the Royal Ballet's new season by Lyndsey Winship

Highlights of the new season include a ballet by Cathy Marston about cellist Jacqueline du Pré, and Wayne McGregor’s take on the Divine Comedy A ballet based on the life of Jacqueline du …

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Romeo and Juliet as bickering 40-year-olds: how dance is reimagining the lovers by Lyndsey Winship

The lovers are back – as jaded fortysomethings fighting over chores in Ben Duke’s production, and as lust-crazed teens in Matthew Bourne’s Matthew Bourne never fancied remaking Romeo a…

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Friday, May 10, 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 High Life to Joy for Ever, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Pop's coolest choreographer Marion Motin: 'I want to touch your soul' by Lyndsey Winship

The woman who got Christine and the Queens and Dua Lipa moving talks about her switch to Rambert and partying on tour with Madonna ‘I’m a lazy girl,” says Marion Motin, laughing at her…

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