Sadler's Wells

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Dancing Nation review – a powerful reminder of what we're missing
Botis Seva’s BLKDOG, Matthew Bourne’s Spitfire and Shobana Jeyasingh’s Contagion are just three highlights in this celebration of UK dance-making

Sarah Crompton

07, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Dancing Nation review – Sadler's Wells extravaganza stretches across three hours
Akram Khan and Natalia Osipova’s poetic duet and Shobana Jeyasingh’s Contagion are highlights in a festival from BBC Arts

Lyndsey Winship

29, Jan, 2021 @1:26 PM

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Just keep moving: the top 10 dance shows of 2020
The year started with sparkling ballet and dazzling premieres, then came lockdown. But the dance world didn’t stand still and kept delivering innovative and urgent creations

Lyndsey Winship

22, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Breakin' Convention: Social DisDancing review – a gripping hip-hop hour
The audience whoop behind their masks at a muted, Covid-era iteration of the festival, ending with a note of hope

Lyndsey Winship

14, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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'I feel like she's penetrating my soul': the power of Our Bodies Back
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Jonzi D’s new black-and white film powerfully weaves poetry and dance in a tribute to women who suffered violence. Its makers demand change

Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2020 @1:50 PM

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Strasbourg 1518 review – Jonathan Glazer's cathartic spasm of protest for our times
The Under the Skin director’s short film – inspired by a mass-hysteria outbreak of dancing in the 16th century – speaks to our own feelings about lockdown

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jul, 2020 @9:15 PM

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Strasbourg 1518: reliving a 16th-century ‘dancing plague’ in lockdown
Inspired by the true story of a summer dance mania in 1518, a haunting new Artangel project directed by Jonathan Glazer films lone performers around the world dancing till they drop

Sarah Crompton

19, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Arts Council England pledges £33m to save at-risk arts venues
Emergency funding will help to keep struggling organisations afloat over the summer

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Jul, 2020 @6:14 PM

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'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that inspired them
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2020 @12:25 PM

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Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down
They flew to Senegal to create an electrifying version of the Pina Bausch classic with her son. Then coronavirus struck. Would they have time to dance the horrifying masterpiece for a film crew at sunset?

Lyndsey Winship

23, Jun, 2020 @2:28 PM

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Wilkie Branson: TOM review – a sublime, slow-burn study of isolation
Part dance performance, part film, this solo show is a note-perfect portrayal of the all-consuming nature of loneliness

Lyndsey Winship

24, May, 2020 @10:09 AM

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How to revive the arts with money well spent | Letters
Letters: Readers offer their views on where cash is needed to get the arts back on track after the coronavirus crisis

Letters

22, May, 2020 @4:20 PM

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