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‘Your friendship gave me wings’: how Strictly 2021 has been life-changing for its pro dancers

Not only the celebrities go on a ‘journey’ – this year’s pros, from Giovanni and Johannes to Nadiya and Nikita, have also transformed. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Like the rest of us, Strictly must learn to live with Covid

Series 19 of Strictly had a fab-u-lous first competitive show on the weekend, but the new battle in the ballroom was swiftly overshadowed by the grim news that pop singer Tom Fletcher and his professional partner Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid. … 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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The Silent Burn Project, Akram Khan Company Online

It’s a strange time to mark an anniversary, suspended as we are in this indefinite limbo. Nevertheless, Akram Khan Company celebrated its 20th on Sunday with a three-hour live stream. Read my full The i Paper review here

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The West End Frame Show

I guest host the popular theatre podcast to discuss the Government’s rescue package, Hamilton, documentaries and more. Listen to the podcast here

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BWW Interview: Martin Fenton

The dancer discusses playing the title role in The Snowman, back at the Peacock Theatre this Christmas. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Yaman Okur

The b-boy discusses creating a longer work for Breakin’ Convention Presents at Sadler’s Wells. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Does Motsi Mabuse get a ten as Strictly Come Dancing’s new judge?

Since Dame Darcey Bussell announced in April that she was hanging up her sparkly Strictly Come Dancing paddle, there’s been feverish speculation about who might replace her. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Creative energy

Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse discusses making her musical theatre choreography debut with Ain’t Misbehavin’. Read my full Dancing Times interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 4

Everything’s fine, we’re all lovely, why do you ask, oh I’ve always had that twitch, silly really, just keep smiling, did I mention I rescued an orphaned puppy from a fire last week, no reason, that’s just me, and of … Continue reading

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