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Edinburgh 2014 review: Sweet Mambo an exquisite love letter to Pina Bausch

Playhouse, EdinburghTanztheater Wuppertal's dreamland of a show brought one of Pina Bausch's final pieces to wonderful, whirling life"Don't forget: my name is Regina. Re-gi-na", says Regina Advento, provocatively leaning into the audience. Curiously, in t

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Sweet Mambo, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, review: 'melancholy loveliness'

Pina Bausch's final work is here imbued with a swooning and emotional atmosphere, says Sarah Crompton

Sweet Mambo, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse is the largest UK theatre regularly used for dance. The stalls alone seat more than the total capacity of Sadler’s Wells, and the two circles combined seat even more again, for a maximum audience of 3,059. To see it filled almost

Edinburgh Festival 2014, Gnosis, review: 'one of the most moving things I have ever seen'

Akram Khan's final performance at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh was marred by injury but still devastating, says Sarah Crompton

Akram Khan's Gnosis whirs with energy Edinburgh festival 2014 review

King's theatre, EdinburghThe charismatic showman, dancer and choreographer reigns in this spectacular programme of classical Indian danceA disarming warmth is in place as we settle into our seats. The curtain is up. There's a little smoke in the air. The

Ladysmith Black Mambazo triumphs with Inala Edinburgh 2014 review

Edinburgh PlayhouseThe South African choir pairs with Rambert and Royal Ballet dancers for a dynamic marriage of contemporary dance and choral music How Ladysmith Black Mambazo became ballet dancers Ballet and beats: Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Inala in p

Solo For Two, London Coliseum, review: 'thrilling'

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev's creative gifts were set free in this daring programme, writes Sarah Crompton

Solo for Two, Coliseum, London

And a solo star, alas, for Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, whose considerable talents as dancers are ill served by this triple bill

Solo for Two, Coliseum, London

Coliseum, London: Since leaving the Bolshoi Ballet, the partnership of Osipova and Vasiliev may have sundered with him going to Mikhailovsky Ballet in St Petersburg and she to our own Royal Ballet. But like ex-lovers who return for one last fling, they sc

Solo for Two review Vasiliev and Osipova cast a spell in contemporary works

Coliseum, LondonA challenging programme by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin and Arthur Pita sees the Bolshoi dancers on superb formThe last time Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev appeared on the Coliseum stage together they were receiving standing ovati