Tag Archives: hip hop

Contagion and Our Bodies Back

Shobana Jeyasingh’s work about the Spanish flu pandemic is eerily resonant, while a powerful new film from Sadler’s Wells and Breakin’ Convention explores black womanhood. Read my latest dance articles for The i Paper

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The Way I See It and Electric Japan

Enter your 30-second movie in DanceFest’s competition, and a Japanese take on hip-hop in the Coronet Theatre’s festival. Read my The i Paper picks here

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The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Royal Opera House Online

ZooNation put their hip-hop spin on Lewis Carroll in this witty Kate Prince production – now available online. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Hamilton, Disney+

The movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights was meant to hit cinemas this summer, but, in response to Covid-19, has been put back to 2021. Instead, we get the early release on Disney+ of Miranda’s Hamilton – filmed, NT Live style, with the original Broadway cast at three … Continue reading

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Message in a Bottle, Sadler’s Wells

A penetrating theatrical response to the global refugee crisis might not seem like obvious terrain for ZooNation founder Kate Prince, creator of the exuberant hip-hop shows Into the Hoods and Some Like It Hip Hop – still less one soundtracked … Continue reading

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The Visit leads February’s Top 10 new London shows

From a new Tony Kushner adaptation to an epic musical and Shakespeare sitcom. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The best dance shows of 2020

My 2020 preview of dance – from a new version of the Frankenstein myth to a hip-hop theatre take on Sting. Read my full The i Paper article here

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Alexander Hamilton

Visiting the great man’s native Nevis is a must for fans of the hit musical. Read my full Visitor magazine article here

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REDD, Barbican

The recent development of hip-hop theatre has had a crucial advocate in company Boy Blue, formed by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. Their 2017 Blak, Whyte, Gray drew acclaim for its restrained, stylised and sophisticated drama, rather … Continue reading

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Is Strictly’s judging going to pot?

In these divisive times, we can count on the BBC’s sequin-fest to get all the generations round the telly on a Saturday night, becoming armchair experts on fleckerls and voltas. In this 16th series, however, the good ship Strictly has hit more icebergs … Continue reading

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