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China’s noisy ‘dancing grannies’ silenced by device that disables speakers

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Across China’s public parks and squares, in the early hours of the morning or late in the afternoon, the grannies gather. The gangs, made up mostly of middle-aged and older women who went through the Cultural Revoluti...

‘After healing comes dancing’: Tems, the Nigerian singer loved by Drake and Adele

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Essence, a melancholy yet feelgood anthem released last October by Wizkid, has belatedly emerged as one of the songs of 2021, gradually dominating global streaming charts – further aided by Justin Bieber’s patronage o...

Dancing, starry dwarf and narrow-mouthed: new species make India a frog paradise

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It is barely the size of a thumbnail, so it may not come as a surprise that it took so long to spot the starry dwarf frog. It was discovered sitting next to some leaf litter by eagle-eyed researchers on a joint US-Ind...

‘Merry’ Michael Gove seen dancing ‘alone’ in Aberdeen nightclub

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Arms aloft, suit jacket on, Michael Gove has been filmed giving it his all in an Aberdeen nightclub after reportedly trying to avoid a £5 entrance fee by stating that he was the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. F...

Dancing in the Streets review – making a riveting virtue of necessity

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The Edinburgh international festival has made a virtue of necessity, switching its dance programme more or less entirely online and making four riveting films that are available to view for free until 18 September. A ...

The Dancing Master review – Arnold’s ‘bawdy’ period piece no longer shocks or awes

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I confess my heart sank at the sight of yet another black-box set. I’d been hoping for vibrant colour and visual seduction – after all, when Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master was rejected for TV broadcast by the BBC...

‘Like a Rothko dancing wildly to jazz’ – Helen Frankenthaler review

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You generally have to go to New York to do abstract expressionism properly. For a moment, among Helen Frankenthaler’s very, very big paintings, I thought I was there among the skyscrapers, until I looked out of the wi...

Dutch National Ballet: Metamorphosis review – exquisite dancing in the dark

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David Dawson’s choreography sometimes seems in awe of the beauty of the human body. Or a specific type of beauty, at least: a lean, extravagantly angled exhibition of bodies, stretched and tilted for maximum impact. H...

Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over review

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Demi Lovato’s Dancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over is an album that is hard to view objectively. It arrives in the wake of a documentary series, also called Dancing With the Devil, and a subsequent broads...

New York City exotic dancing clubs sue state over pandemic closures

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A group of New York City exotic dancing clubs sued New York state Thursday, saying it’s not fair that they’re being kept closed when everything from axe-throwing venues to bars with live music and casinos can open up....

Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil review – a pop music doc of shattering candour

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There’s a line that gets trotted out every time a supposedly explosive celebrity documentary is released: no topic was off-limits. Of course, given the often manicured, constructed nature of these films, and the fact ...