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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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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

Ah, Movie Week – two words about as likely to deliver satisfaction as “Southern Rail”, “Theresa May” or “Topshop feminism”. So, it comes as little surprise (though sinking disappointment) to see couples slathered in Minions yellow or trying to jam … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

Hello, new young people viewers to Strictly Come Dancing! Snapchat this on your Tide Pod slime, amiright? Yes, in Joe Sugg’s honour, the BBC has – I’m sorry to say – decided it must be totally hip to the kids … Continue reading

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