Tag Archives: movie musical

Sentiment snowdrift, Strictly surprises and 2015 preview

My articles in the January issue of Dance Today, out now: Snowed under The saccharine sentiment of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre is downright suffocating Strictly surprises Following another series of Strictly celebrities being saddled with the “dark horse” mantle, my top five genuinely surprising contestants Stepping … Continue reading

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Ready for his close-up

Legendary movie musicals director? You’re thinking Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly – not Charles Walters. But, as Brent Phillips argues cogently in his illuminating new book, that exclusion is simply unjust. Charles “Chuck” Walters’ work has certainly left an … Continue reading

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Cats, globe-trotting, ball games and striking out

My articles in the December issue of Dance Today, out tomorrow: Strictly international From India to Finland, South Africa to Turkey, how the hit BBC show travels around the world Top cat As the West End revival opens, groundbreaking choreographer Gillian Lynne recalls the creation of Cats … Continue reading

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