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Best dance in 2021

My picks for the new year – from The Great Gatsby to The Car Man. Read my full The i Paper article here

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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet online

It’s a tough year for our festive favourite, with the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s (BRB) Nutcrackers all obstructed by the Government’s tier restrictions. But, 2020 style, it’s a pivot to digital for BRB, who live-streamed their production from Birmingham Rep … Continue reading

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Lazuli Sky, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells

“Finally, we’re back where we belong!” exclaims Carlos Acosta, introducing his belated premiere commission as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), and the first socially distanced production at Sadler’s Wells. What a way to mark World Ballet Day. Read my full The … Continue reading

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Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows

Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months – albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are … Continue reading

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The government’s attitude to Fatima and the arts will put them on the wrong side of history – they just don’t know it yet

The latest tone-deaf salvo from our government to the creative sector is a CyberFirst campaign (belatedly removed after an outcry), one part of which depicts a ballet dancer called Fatima. The text reads: “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it … Continue reading

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Le Corsaire

The Mariinsky Ballet supplies an epic and thoroughly entertaining account of this pirate caper. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Zoo TV and Cinderella

The Edinburgh Festival moves online in 2020 – here’s the highlights of the Zoo venues’ dance offering. Plus, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous Cinderella. Read my The i Paper pick here

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Flames of Paris

The Bolshoi’s fiery revival of “the Les Mis of dance” features Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Dance of Dreams

A gorgeous ode to their city from the dancers of San Francisco Ballet in this new Benjamin Millepied-directed film. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Lullaby

If you need a moment of calm, try balletLORENT’s languid, meditative film, featuring dancers filming from their lockdown locales – including London, Newcastle and Scandinavia. Read my The i Paper pick here

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