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Preview of The Last Five Years

A musical featuring two people physically separated throughout? Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years could be made for lockdown – as a new digital production aims to prove. Actors Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker, who play doomed lovers Cathy … Continue reading

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Configurations

Acclaimed contemporary company Shobana Jeyasingh Dance are now sharing work online, kicking off with their seminal 1988 Configurations. Reworked in 2012, it’s a ground-breaking collaboration between Jeyasingh and composer Michael Nyman. Read my full The i Paper top pick here

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Stepping Out

Marianka Swain looks back on a busy year and previews 2016 Same-sex dance made headlines again in 2015 with the Strictly debate, but the real news was on the dancefloor, with improvements in outreach and visibility leading to exciting competitions … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

It’s the best of the festivals this week on theartsdesk, with reports from Glastonbury, Hyde Park and Vortex Jazz Club, plus Rob Delaney, the Welsh in Patagonia and David Suchet’s Lady Bracknell. Read my full newsletter here

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Pick of the Week

Juliette Binoche’s Antigone, Rebecca Ferguson’s Billie Holiday and horse play on the Fourth Plinth. Marianka Swain looks forward to next week on theartsdesk Read my full preview here

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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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