Street dance

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Manchester international festival: Sea Change; Breathless Puppets – review
Boris Charmatz gets Manchester’s communal toes tapping, while Akram Khan partners with hand-drawn animation in a coming-of-age tale

Bidisha

11, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Breakin’ Convention 2021 review – Glasto act ignite hip-hop party vibes
The WAR collective, who danced with Stormzy at Glastonbury, head up an inclusive bill of dazzling skill at this annual festival

Lyndsey Winship

04, Jul, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Breakdancer B-boy Fly in a Papua New Guinea stilt village – Josh Cole’s best photograph
‘Kids gathered to watch, drawn by the cameras, but got mesmerised by the dance’

Interview by Henry Yates

23, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Craziest thing I’ve ever done’: how In the Heights pulled off its most spectacular dance numbers
How do you get 90 hoofers to frug in a pool? Christopher Scott, the choreographer behind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical extravaganza, reveals all

Lyndsey Winship

14, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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How the Electric Slide became the Black Lives Matter protest dance
This is a moment of movement: as people gather to push for change, collective dancing has become activism in motion

Sanjoy Roy

11, Jun, 2020 @12:29 PM

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'Visual poetry': taking physical languages beyond the Deaf community
Here/Not Here, a new film by Bim Ajadi, is aiming to bring the visual vernacular art form in to the mainstream

Lyndsey Winship

10, May, 2020 @12:14 PM

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Plié, jeté … mind the fridge! My kitchen ballet class with Tamara Rojo
Dancers are sharing their skills online as venues are shut due to the coronavirus. Our critic stepped up to test one out

Lyndsey Winship

24, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Hip-hop to haute couture: dance's love affair with fashion
From the ballet performances like 17th century catwalk shows to Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw in a tutu, two exhibitions explore a stylish symbiotic relationship

Sarah Crompton

12, Nov, 2019 @10:54 AM

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Joseph Toonga: 'The police didn't believe I was a dancer'
The suspicion and stereotypes encountered by young black men are explored in the hip-hop star’s latest show, Born to Manifest

Lyndsey Winship

02, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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'What about our rights?' Can Melbourne's new busking rules strike a chord?
After a regulatory shake-up, Bourke Street performers are facing down mandatory auditions – and some old prejudices

Jeff Sparrow

08, Jul, 2019 @5:24 AM

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Icarus review – sky-high street dance with a golden touch
Southpaw’s open-air work combines the combative prowess of its performers with punchily rhythmic dynamics

Sanjoy Roy

25, Jun, 2018 @12:13 PM

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