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Boris Johnson, dancing queen – cartoon

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The prime minister celebrates the end of the Met police investigation into Partygate• You can order your own copy of this cartoon

Golden redemption for Papadakis and Cizeron in Valentine’s Day ice dancing

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The scheduling was surely not a coincidence as the ice dancing pairs served up some much-needed Valentine’s Day cheer at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on a day figure skating was overshadowed by the Kamila Va...

‘Dancing through the water’: rare sighting of blanket octopus in Great Barrier Reef

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Only a handful of people have spotted the dazzling blanket octopus in the wild, making it one of the rarest sights in the marine world. The technicolour marine mollusc was spotted last week by reef guide and marine bi...

Don’t be shocked at the people on TikTok dancing about grief and death. Join them

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Mouths agape, we’ve all cringed and borne witness to that infamous (and now deleted) TikTok video of a young woman doing a selfie dance routine in a newborn intensive care unit, next to her very ill infant’s hospital ...

Prickly present: dancing cactus toy that raps in Polish about cocaine goes viral

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A word of warning before you go toy shopping this Christmas: beware the rapping cactus. The toy, marketed as educational, may teach your children more than you want them to know, as a woman in Brampton, Ontario, disco...

‘They’re enjoying themselves a bit too much!’: the steel band leader getting Stockport dancing

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When Janice Turley was 39, she was focused on her career as a teacher – perhaps a little too focused. She’d retrained after bringing up her children and was in her second year as a primary school teacher in Hulme, Man...

‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul

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In the run-up to Christmas in 1977, viewers of Granada TV were offered a glimpse inside a little-understood world. The documentary maker Tony Palmer had ventured inside the Wigan Casino, the centre of the northern sou...

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...

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