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Neil Norman

Neil Norman

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Neil Norman is The Stage's lead dance critic.

Recent Articles

Here Come the Boys

Here Come the Boys

Strictly pros take to the floor in this slick and spangled show
Reunion

Reunion

English National Ballet’s mixed bill ranges from seductive melancholy to all-stops-out exuberance
21st-Century Choreographers

21st-Century Choreographers

The Royal Ballet returns to the stage with a judicious programme of contemporary works
Remembering the Oscars

Remembering the Oscars

Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara present a slick and shallow 60-minute teaser for their forthcoming live touring show
Jolly Folly

Jolly Folly

English National Ballet rounds off its digital season with a witty and eccentrically alluring piece choreographed by Arielle Smith
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stripped-down film version of The Nutcracker still has the power to charm
Echoes

Echoes

Russell Maliphant’s collaboration with dance film pioneers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (aka BalletBoyz), Echoes, has born strange fruit
Laid in Earth

Laid in Earth

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s resurrection shuffle is a haunting evocation of life after death
Senseless Kindness

Senseless Kindness

ENB Online’s Senseless Kindness creates a mood of romantic melancholy that is marred by restless editing
Take Five Blues

Take Five Blues

The first of five ballet films commissioned by English National Ballet is a lively ensemble piece propelled by Nigel Kennedy’s mash-up of Bach’s Vivace and Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck’s Take Five
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