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Staatsballett Berlin, Deutsche Oper and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

Schneewittchen – Das Flammende Herz The Staatsballett Berlin opened its 2009-10 season with two works –  Angelin Preljocaj’s Schneewittchen (Snow White) at the Deutsche Oper in West Berlin and Patrice Bart’s Das Flammende Herz (The Blazing Heart) at the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden. The whole enterprise is under the leadership of Vladimir Malakhov, who happily […]

Strictly speaking

Week 1 Hello and welcome! It’s nice to see you, to see you… I really hope you all yelled “nice” at your screens. Series 8 of “Strictly Come Dancing” took its first hesitant steps onto the floor at the scandalously late time of 9pm on Friday (no need to do your shopping early), and it […]

Birmingham Royal Ballet in Strictly Dancing at Birmingham Hippodrome

Like a tin of Quality Street, Strictly Dancing promised to offer something for everyone. From grandiose Russian classicism to Greek fable infused with English school romanticism via the 20th century nostalgia of partner dancing, Birmingham Royal Ballet delivered an ensemble as part of its autumn season best described as eclectic.

Tilted Productions in TrAPPED

TrAPPED In the German Democratic Republic-inspired police state of monitored conversations and constant surveillance in Tilted Productions’ TrAPPED, a banana is not just a banana. Bitten into a phallic shape by a guard, it is then hypnotically wound round a woman’s neck and shoulders or used as a telephone and recording device before being finally […]

State of Emergency in Mission Possible: Dads & Lads Move! at The Place

State of Emergency presented a new show, Mission Possible: Dads & Lads Move! at The Place on March 3. Consisting of three individual works created by three black UK choreographers, the evening sought to “expose the male psyche” and aimed at putting “male relationships under the microscope, exploring role models and exposing male perspectives on […]

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