Wayne McGregor

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23 for 2023: Observer writers’ culture highlights for the year ahead
From Rachmaninov to pop reunions, Beyoncé’s tour to Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Spielberg to Sam Smith, our critics guide you through the next 12 months

01, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book for 2023
Danny Boyle’s Matrix-inspired spectacular opens in Manchester, Succession star Brian Cox returns to the stage and standups Maisie Adam, Guz Khan and Catherine Cohen are on tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

26, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – pick ’n’ mix gala with some sparkles
A grab-bag of nine pieces, from Wheeldon to Tanowitz, make up a celebratory programme delivered with customary aplomb by the Royal’s dancers

Lyndsey Winship

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Don’t worry, just watch’: how do you tell a story through dance?
Even the best-known ballets can baffle newcomers so what can choreographers do to avoid audiences getting lost? From Matthew Bourne’s fairytales to staging Margaret Atwood and Peaky Blinders, we find out

Lyndsey Winship

06, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Carnación; Petrushka review – two contrasting personal visions
Silver Lion winner Rocío Molina unleashes raw energy, while Golden Lion winner Saburo Teshigawara turns his gaze inward

Sarah Crompton

31, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Venice Dance Biennale review – Wayne McGregor delivers sinners and shapeshifters
The British choreographer’s programme includes beguiling digital dance created by Tobias Gremmler, a reckoning with desire from Rocío Molina and seven visions of vice

Chris Wiegand

29, Jul, 2022 @2:27 PM

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AfteRite + Lore review – Wayne McGregor’s radical Stravinsky double bill
In its world premiere performance, McGregor makes Les Noces his own, while the extraordinary Alessandra Ferri stars in his 2018 take on The Rite of Spring

Sarah Crompton

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Dante Project review – bold, beautiful and utterly engaging
Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean’s dream-team Divine Comedy is a fitting farewell to its star, Edward Watson

Sarah Crompton

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Dante Project review – Wayne McGregor moves heaven, earth and hell
The Divine Comedy is brilliantly reimagined by McGregor with music by Thomas Adès, sets by Tacita Dean and a poetic send-off for Edward Watson

Lyndsey Winship

15, Oct, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Upping the Dante: Wayne McGregor and Tacita Dean’s Divine Comedy dance
The choreographer and artist discuss creating The Dante Project for the Royal Ballet – and their own visions of heaven and hell

Lyndsey Winship

14, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Wayne McGregor: ‘Dancers are believing their voices can be heard, and I love that’
Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor had no access to elite ballet schools growing up. But he did have John Travolta and disco to spark a lifelong obsession. Now he wants to make dancers of us all

Arifa Akbar

10, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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