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How to watch ballet

15 December 2021

Are you a newbie to the wonderful world of classical ballet? Rita Clarke tells you everything you need to know.

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Photo: Stephen Heath Photography A group of dancers jumping in the air, lit my multiple spot lights. Mayhem on speed makes for perfect Plan B
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Mayhem on speed makes for perfect Plan B

23 October 2021

Rita Clarke finds the two treats on LINK Dance Company’s latest bill are an antidote both to each other and to the challenges of closed borders.

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Molly the cat (Alison Van Reeken). Photo: Dana Weeks. Alison Van Reeken is dressed in slick black, she hunches forward dramatically, mouth open. In the background is a dark curtain lit in royal blue. Feline fun abounds in Nocturna
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Feline fun abounds in Nocturna

26 August 2021

A magical black cat plus four twenty-something housemates make for much entertainment in Ian Sinclair’s new play Nocturna, reports Rita Clarke.

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Photo: Liz Looker Six dancers stand in a circle, facing outward, their arms raised. They are lit fiery orange. In the mood for dancing
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In the mood for dancing

12 June 2021

Triple bill “In Good Company” is a sublime combination of dancing, live music, mood lighting… and the opportunity to have a boogie yourself, if the urge takes you, writes Rita Clarke.

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Momentous clash
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Momentous clash

27 March 2021

It’s Bach and ballet versus jazz and fan dancers in WAAPA’s ‘Restart’, and Rita Clarke enjoys the fun of the clash in styles.

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