Tag Archives: hip hop

The future is female

Leading dancers and choreographers Kate Prince, Kloé Dean and Emma Houston discusses women in hip hop. Read my full Dancing Times article here Advertisements

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BWW Interview: Robin Windsor

The dancer talks Strictly, choreographing and new tour Keep Dancing. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Big Dance and a trip to Paris

My articles in the July issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Ten Big Years As the final Big Dance festival arrives, a look at its history and legacy Stepping Out New nations and close rivalries at Le Rendez-Vous de Paris New in the Dancing Times section: Breakin’ … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Convention and Helsinki European Championships

My articles in the June issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Breakin’ Convention Hip hop heritage and boundary-pushing work at Sadler’s Wells’s annual festival Stepping Out A preview of this year’s Helsinki European Championships New in the Dancing Times section: The master storyteller Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew … Continue reading

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A schmaltzy sizzling hit

King’s Cross, our latest “new city quarter”, is an apt setting for this 2008 Tony Award winner, which focuses on New York’s Dominican-dominated Washington Heights. The local immigrant population values their close-knit community, but gentrification threatens: as rents go up … Continue reading

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In the Heights, King’s Cross Theatre

Rents are going up, local businesses priced out, and the rich folk and hipsters are invading. That’s in Washington Heights, New York’s largely Dominican-American quarter, but it could as easily describe King’s Cross, one of multiple London areas undergoing gentrification. … Continue reading

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Baila Brazil, Royal Festival Hall

As we hunt for renewable energy sources, has anyone considered Balé de Rua? The hard-working company maintain their feverishly frenetic motion throughout an ambitious 85-minute show that – in line with the social conscience of co-directors/choreographers Marco Antonio Garcia and … 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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Ballroom’s new special relationship and same-sex dance at Blackpool

My articles in the August issue of Dance Today, out now: Shall we dance? American franchise Fred Astaire Studios has found its first British affiliate – will others follow suit? Stepping Out Top same-sex dancers hit Blackpool for the European Championships Bustin’ out all over The Arcola’s … Continue reading

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War horses, Mother’s Day, portraiture and hip hop

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Visit a special exhibition commemorating the role of horses in the First World War Celebrate Mother’s Day with the National Trust Catch a world-renowned Russian ballet company’s Giselle Take a Hip Hop Festival rap masterclass Enjoy … Continue reading

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