Tag Archives: seven brides for seven brothers

Strictly’s newbies and the same-sex debate

My articles in the October issue of the new Dancing Times magazine, out now: Strictly Speaking The class of 2015 assessed, from ringers and dark horses to marmite celebs and comedy acts. Stepping Out Is it time for a same-sex couple on Strictly? New in the Dance … Continue reading

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Rather than trying to mitigate the outlandishness and supremely dodgy sexual politics of this classic American musical, Rachel Kavanaugh’s smartly knowing production makes its absurdity a giddy virtue. A 1954 MGM Golden Age oddity adapted for stage in 1978, it … Continue reading

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Come Dancing, retirement, Baila Brazil and EuroGames

My articles in the September issue of Dance Today, out now: So long, farewell Former champions talk retirement and life after competition Come Dancing remembered The rise and fall of Strictly‘s iconic BBC predecessor Q&A: Rachid Malki The Swedish pro on leaving the floor and new opportunities Barnstormin’ … Continue reading

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Edinburgh, Teacher of the Year and Is That Allowed?!

My articles in the July issue of Dance Today, out now: Fringe benefits From sexy samba and surreal circus to comic tapping, the dance highlights of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Hip hop hooray Dance Today Teacher of the Year T. Damien Anyasi talks London Olympics and breakin’ boundaries Latin scorcher In … Continue reading

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Hold, dancing cowboys and a French connection

My articles in the June issue of Dance Today, out now: Keep holding on Does the ballroom hold limit dancers and choreographers? We ask the experts, including Strictly‘s Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova Rootin’ tootin’ wooing Dodgy gender politics aside, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is barnstorming hit … Continue reading

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