Tag Archives: bollywood

New Year, New Dances

From circus and boxing crossover to retro with a twist and the ultimate diva moves: new dance styles to try this year. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

Women’s football, immigration and multiculturalism: Gurinder Chadha’s new musical couldn’t be more pertinent, right? Well, yes and no. Like her original film, writer/director Chadha keeps the action in 2002, meaning there’s no UKIP, no IS and no FIFA meltdown. Threats … Continue reading

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Beyond Bollywood, London Palladium

It seems almost redundant to critique a show that so ably – if unconsciously – critiques itself. “The power of Bollywood is it’s unique!” cries one character, before squandering that uniqueness in tired East/West fusion; and “Dance should have feeling!” … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 10

It was so much worse than we could ever have feared. Strictly’s foray into international waters made Eurovision look positively restrained, tasteful and nuanced. Around The World In 80 Cultural Appropriation Nightmares Week made a mockery of ballroom, logic, fairness and … Continue reading

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