Sadler's Wells

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Margaret Curphey obituary
Soprano at the heart of productions of the Ring cycle and other Wagner operas conducted by Reginald Goodall

Barry Millington

02, May, 2024 @1:42 PM

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Shortlist unveiled for dance’s answer to the Turner prize
Choreographers from the US, Brazil, Greece and Portugal in the running for the £40,000 inaugural Rose international dance prize

Lyndsey Winship

29, Apr, 2024 @8:00 AM

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‘We have to have graffiti!’ How we made the Breakin’ Convention hip-hop dance festival
‘At the first one, we had DJs in the foyer and people were jumping in to battle with the dancers. We took out seats to make more standing room and the noise was crazy’

Interviews by Lyndsey Winship

23, Apr, 2024 @2:22 PM

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Elixir festival review – older dancers pushing against the void
The revered Malou Airaudo and Germaine Acogny kick off this year’s celebration of creative ageing, in a triple bill shared by Louise Lecavalier and Ben Duke

Sarah Crompton

14, Apr, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Elixir festival review – the dance of life through older eyes
Works from veteran dancers Germaine Acogny, Malou Airaudo, Louise Lecavalier and Ben Duke challenge perceptions of age, with performances full of spirit and maturity

Sanjoy Roy

11, Apr, 2024 @4:51 PM

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The Velveteen Rabbit review – magically told tale of a much-loved toy who comes to life
Full of dancey japes, games and satisfyingly tactile characters, BalletLorent have created an enjoyably gentle adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story

Lyndsey Winship

07, Apr, 2024 @1:16 PM

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Carmen; California Connections review – sharp moves
Johan Inger’s cool take on Bizet’s tragic heroine is given its UK premiere by English National Ballet, while LA’s Yorke Dance Project celebrates three California dance pioneers

Sarah Crompton

31, Mar, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Carmen review – stripped-back ballet focuses on the femicide
Given its UK premiere by English National Ballet, Johan Inger’s new version of the Bizet story cuts out cliche and embraces the bleakness – albeit at the expense of some passion

Lyndsey Winship

28, Mar, 2024 @11:09 AM

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Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young/Kidd Pivot: Assembly Hall review – making the mundane astonishing
Pite and Young turn a meeting of re-enactors into a truly incredible medieval fantasy with a troupe of brilliant dancers

Sarah Crompton

24, Mar, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Assembly Hall review – medieval reenactors joust in a whirl of fantasy and mundanity
Beautiful choreography and a clever script create a shifting, unknowable world in Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s new show

Lyndsey Winship

21, Mar, 2024 @3:05 PM

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The week in dance: Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography (v95 and v96); New York City Ballet – review
Wayne McGregor’s DNA-themed work is an evolving delight. And back in the UK for the first time since 2008, the New Yorkers exude classy athleticism in works by Balanchine, Pam Tanowitz and more

Sarah Crompton

17, Mar, 2024 @10:00 AM

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New York City Ballet review – iconic company returns to show the shape of modern ballet
NYCB’s first UK visit in 16 years brings a quadruple bill that looks to the past briefly, but mostly presents a very 21st-century vision

Lyndsey Winship

08, Mar, 2024 @8:00 PM

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