Twyla Tharp

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Birmingham Royal Ballet review – noirish style and tragic love
Guests Ballet Black steal the show with Cathy Marston’s masterful The Suit, while newcomer Jack Lister offers little substance but plenty of style

Lyndsey Winship

30, Oct, 2019 @12:03 PM

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Royal Ballet: Tharp/Pita/Shechter review – stunning moves and wild west terror
Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae soar through Haydn’s symphony, Natalia Osipova is driven mad in Texas and a 20-strong cast prowl the stage in this mixed bill

Judith Mackrell

07, Nov, 2017 @2:11 PM

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Dance legend Twyla Tharp on truculent men, selling hot dogs and her idol Agatha Christie
She shook up the male world of modern dance in the 1970s and never slowed down. The US choreographer talks about fending off flak, videoing her entire career – and why you should never ask her to ‘dance a sunrise’

Judith Mackrell

02, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Angels and demons: the unmissable theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2017
Hamilton hits London, Bryan Cranston’s news anchor goes berserk, Wayne McGregor turns his DNA into dance, Mae Martin revisits her teen addictions and Toyah Willcox is a time-travelling queen

Michael Billington, Lyn Gardner, Judith Mackrell and Brian Logan

12, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Royal Ballet gambles on new talent and competitive spirit to invigorate classics
For its 2017-18 season, the Royal Ballet pays tribute to Kenneth MacMillan and Leonard Bernstein – and brings in Liam Scarlett, Edmund de Waal and a take on a deranged silent movie

Judith Mackrell

05, Apr, 2017 @9:30 AM

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How can we give female choreographers a lift?
For the last decade, too few women have received high-profile dance commissions and run big companies in the UK. Our live-streamed discussion will explore how to support them

Judith Mackrell

12, Oct, 2015 @2:27 PM

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Bending dance definitions: Osipova and Vasiliev's leap forward

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev's new project is further proof that the ballet world is increasingly relying on contemporary choreographers, writes Judith Mackrell

Judith Mackrell

19, May, 2014 @11:45 AM

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Dance news: Russian ballet ructions and women choreographers

This week's dance news: more goings-on at St Petersburg's Vaganova academy; and female choreographers on the move

Judith Mackrell

21, Nov, 2013 @1:24 PM

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Edinburgh festival 2013: our critics' picks

Crockery-jugglers, cancer comedy and a church full of comics – plus Richard Burton and Frank Zappa come back from the dead. Our critics select the hottest shows at this year's Edinburgh festival

Lyn Gardner, Brian Logan, Andrew Clements, Judith Mackrell, Jonathan Jones and Claire Armitstead

15, Jul, 2013 @5:59 AM

Step-by-step guide to dance: Twyla Tharp | Sanjoy Roy

Sanjoy Roy: Step-by-step guide to dance: A crossover pioneer, this American choreographer melds classical ballet with modern, jazz, ballroom and even aerobics in an energetic mix that impresses, if not always endears

Sanjoy Roy

01, Feb, 2011 @10:43 AM

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This week's new dance

American Ballet Theatre | Balletboyz: The Talent | Tilted Productions: Masquerade

Judith Mackrell

29, Jan, 2011 @12:06 AM

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The best dance in 2011
Judith Mackrell anticipates two productions of Alice in Wonderland, and looks at the year's other dance highlights

Judith Mackrell

03, Jan, 2011 @11:42 AM

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