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Director Sarah Gavron tends to make films with strong social content. Her TV movie This Little Life (2003) concerned a couple’s struggles after the premature birth of their son;...
Wayne McGregor wasn't anyone's idea of a ballet man when he was appointed choreographer in residence at the Royal Ballet in 2007. Before then, and since, his work has been...
The brute nature of man in times of war, religious persecution and hypocrisy, and the destructive power of superstition. Francisco de Goya’s fame today largely rests on such...
There’s a screen quotation late in this remarkable documentary that reads, “An outstanding athlete cannot belong totally to himself.” The words are those of Soviet ice hockey...
Paul, Jan and Louis, three young men living in a gritty part of south London, are bored and broke and, for them, there are two kinds of Britain – one with money and power,...
It’s a long old haul from the MGM musical to London Road. Alecky Blythe’s hugely original account of the murder in 2006 of five sex workers in Ipswich emerged from a set of...
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The former sculptor at the heart of Britain’s handmade bicycle boom
The Melbourne-based company creating electronic nostalgia
Lowering skies and endless storms in exploration of Celtic culture, history
Is there room for another TV cop tormented by the past?
Bruising story of family caught between Syria and abroad told in moving documentary
Sublime, irresistible blend of dance, electro-swing and hot jazz
Japanese jazz-fusion to blow the cobwebs away
New Wave veterans add Country and Western vibes and come up smiling
Massed Liverpool musicians climb Richard Strauss's mountain with aplomb
Passionate Bartók, but misplaced bravura in Beethoven and Haydn
The Polish composer well served by excellent performances but let down by poor programming
Brushed up Shakespeare in a sizzling new production
Lise Lindstrom steals the show as a sensual Strauss anti-heroine in concert
A deft chamber arrangement makes for an unusually intimate production
So much drama and emotion - an exhibition that pulses with life
Will the house renovators win? Or is it the Turner Prize that needs a makeover?
Where does freedom lie? Beautiful films that suggest ways to escape the humdrum life
Plot holes gape, but Wayne McGregor's story ballet is still a visual and aural feast
Balanchine and Cunningham get the Trocks treatment in second London bill
Petipa remains the style guru as the boys en pointe keep it classical