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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

15, May, 2021 @11:11 AM

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Macho review – hope and fragile feelings in a tough townscape
This short film of a 2016 dance piece addresses machismo and mental health, finding optimism in self-expression

Lyndsey Winship

12, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Ex-English National Ballet dancer convicted of sexually abusing young students
Yat-Sen Chang is told he faces long jail term after jury finds him guilty of 13 sexual offences against four teenagers

Ben Quinn and agencies

11, May, 2021 @3:45 PM

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New York City Ballet review – Sofia Coppola’s beautiful, intimate portrait
For the company’s spring gala, the director tracks dancers backstage and on stage as they perform Robbins, Balanchine and a new work by Justin Peck

Lyndsey Winship

06, May, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Matthew Bourne: dance isn’t ‘taken as seriously as I’d thought’
Freelance performers ‘forgotten’ during the pandemic says top choreographer as he launches Cygnet School training programme to diversify industry

Chris Wiegand

06, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Morris dancers and the origin of blackface | Letter
Letter: Nicholas Wall says factors such as the use of banjos, minstrel lyrics in songs and oral histories make the link between minstrelsy and border morris irrefutable


03, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Dutch National Ballet: Metamorphosis review – exquisite dancing in the dark
Set to Philip Glass’s music, choreographer David Dawson’s new piece – created mostly over Zoom – is a shimmering delight

Lyndsey Winship

29, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘I couldn’t even move my eyeballs’: how dancer Tiler Peck stepped back to the barre
The New York City Ballet star talks about her thrilling lockdown collaboration with William Forsythe – and the injury that almost ended her career

Lyndsey Winship

29, Apr, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Step right up: five of the best new dance films to watch online
Celebrate International Dance Day by watching some of these great short films at home, from Scottish Ballet to a global collaboration in South Korea

Lyndsey Winship

29, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Aviva review – an experimental study of love, sex and gender
Director Boaz Yakin explores through dance the male and female aspects of his central characters, each played by both a man and a woman

Cath Clarke

27, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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BLM dance on Britain’s Got Talent in running for Bafta ‘must-see’ award
Diversity routine that drew 24,500 complaints is up against Nigella, EastEnders and Bridgerton

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘You just want to be around her’: inspiring stage sensation Vicki Igbokwe
The celebrated choreographer talks about realising artistic ambitions and why making a living from dance shouldn’t be a dirty concept

Lyndsey Winship

20, Apr, 2021 @7:00 PM

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