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Burn; Ballet Freedom review – Alan Cumming gives it a whirl as Robert Burns
The actor makes his dance debut in a visually stunning yet curiously empty life of the poet. But every move counts in the Freedom Ballet of Ukraine’s glorious dark erotica

Sarah Crompton

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ballet Freedom review – slapstick, generic dance cabaret
Unfortunately, the Ukrainian dance company’s attempts to be sexy and interesting end up incoherent and crude

Róisín O'Brien

06, Aug, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Hamlet review – Ian McKellen holds court in a dumb-ballet take on the Bard
McKellen is the only speaker in Peter Schaufuss’s eccentric but witless adaptation of Hamlet as narrative ballet

Mark Fisher

05, Aug, 2022 @9:53 PM

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Youth movement: a new generation of dance talent comes of age
Recent performances by the National Youth Dance Company and the Royal Ballet School showcased dancers whose technique, physical commitment and emotional maturity belie their age

Lyndsey Winship

17, Jul, 2022 @11:34 AM

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How the Ukraine invasion resurrected a photographer’s 26-year time warp to the Soviet Union’s collapse
Dean Sewell’s boxes of black and white film capturing Moscow in the mid-1990s had laid untouched for a quarter of a century

Kelly Burke

09, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Edinburgh festival 2022: 50 shows to see
Phil Wang makes a heroic return, Ian McKellen stars in a balletic Hamlet and Sophie Duker is gleefully carefree. Here are our picks of the festival’s comedy, theatre and dance

Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Lyndsey Winship

06, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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AfteRite + Lore review – Wayne McGregor’s radical Stravinsky double bill
In its world premiere performance, McGregor makes Les Noces his own, while the extraordinary Alessandra Ferri stars in his 2018 take on The Rite of Spring

Sarah Crompton

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Marina Keet obituary
Other lives: Dancer and choreographer specialising in Spanish dance who wrote several books on the subject

Vicky Grut

28, Jun, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: On Your Marks! review – Carlos Acosta sketches a bright future
The director manages to stretch ballet’s mould while retaining mass-market appeal with an exhilarating summer triple bill

Lyndsey Winship

24, Jun, 2022 @11:53 AM

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New English Ballet Theatre review – highs and lows in a full and varied programme
A hardworking young company showcase a range of dance styles to music including classical, rock and contemporary

Sanjoy Roy

20, Jun, 2022 @9:50 AM

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Ballet star Laura Fernandez on fleeing Russia and starting over: ‘I couldn’t discuss the war any more’
In April, the half-Ukrainian dancer left Moscow and her position at the Stanislavsky theatre as her family hunkered down in Mariupol. Ahead of a performance in Sydney, she talks about her future

Kelly Burke

07, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queen’s platinum jubilee concert 2022: the Platinum Party at the Palace – as it happened
One of the showpiece events for the platinum jubilee is a concert with Queen, Diana Ross, Elton John and more

Stuart Heritage

04, Jun, 2022 @9:51 PM

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