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Dance review: The Flames of Paris - Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev boost the Bolshoi's London season
Monday 19 August 2013
When ex-Bolshoi Ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev dance, stunned gasps rise up from the theatre: a collective “oh” of wonder and delight. Returning for a guest appearance with their former company, Vasiliev and Osipova give the Bolshoi’s London season an astonishing boost, as high and exhilarating as their soaring jumps. They lift everything around them.
Saturday 17 August 2013
A love letter to a great manager, an elegy to the beautiful game
Friday 16 August 2013
Laura weaves her magic with painful and poignant tales
Sunday 11 August 2013
Click on the link below to hear David Pearce read an extract from his new book ‘Red or Dead’ at the Faber Books Soundcloud page. There also follows clips from the film based around one of Pearce's previous novel ‘The Damned Utd’
Saturday 10 August 2013
A highly intelligent Princess Aurora and dazzling airmanship by her saviour prince give a classic a special lift
Tuesday 09 July 2013
After a turbulent tenure marked by claims of corruption – and an acid attack on the artistic director – the show is finally over for the ballet's general director
Friday 28 June 2013
Having made progress of sorts with 2009's In This Light and on This Evening, Editors here step backwards into the crepuscular netherworld of Eighties new wave from whence they took their original inspiration.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Saturday 15 June 2013
What are we talking about? A new novel about the rise of Liverpool Football Club, and its manager, Bill Shankly – until his surprise resignation at the height of the club's success in 1974.
Thursday 13 June 2013
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the embezzlement of 90m roubles (£1.8m) of state funds during the refurbishment of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.
The Last Word: As David Beckham bows out, spare a thought for the ordinary players facing a crueller end
Sunday 19 May 2013
A farewell without the fanfare
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Further infighting over Kiwi captaincy makes intriguing subplot before Australia arrive
Thursday 25 April 2013
A retired goth rocker and a former child chess prodigy are among the authors competing for a £10,000 literary prize.
Saturday 09 March 2013
In which suave synth duo Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson take things in a darker and heavier direction.
Bad boy of the Bolshoi, Pavel Dmitrichenko, admits he was behind acid attack on director Sergei Filin
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Lead dancer famed for playing villains confesses to police as rumours swirl over ballerina
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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