Journalism

Judith Flanders writes regularly about theatre, dance and the contemporary arts and is a frequent contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Spectator and theartsdesk.com. She is the dance critic for the TLS. She has also broadcast on historical topics for BBC Radio 3 and was recently commissioned to record a series of short pieces about Charles Dickens’ London for BBC Radio 7

Wheeldon: Winter’s Tale, ENB: Lest They Forget, BRB: Pagodas

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Choreography may be the most difficult of all performing-art forms. The dance-lover is all too aware that the standard theatre or opera repertoires contain thousands of works. Dance, by contrast, has a repertoire that numbers only in the hundreds, and most companies commonly draw on only dozens of works. For… Read more

Richard Hamilton

RICHARD HAMILTON, Tate Modern RICHARD HAMILTON AT THE ICA RICHARD HAMILTON: Word and Image: Prints 1963–2007, Alan Cristea Gallery Mark Godfrey Paul Schimmel and Vicente Todoli, editors, RICHARD HAMILTON (352pp. Tate. £29.99) Jonathan Jones, RICHARD HAMILTON: Word and Image: Prints 1963–2007 (155pp. Alan Cristea Gallery. £25) Richard Hamilton was a… Read more

Modernism and Dance

Susan Jones: Literature, Modernism and Dance (360pp. Oxford University Press. £55) In 1930s literary London, ballet was everywhere. Virginia Woolf, several Stracheys, the Bells, E. M. Forster, H. G. Wells, John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield, Aldous Huxley, the Sitwells and T. S. Eliot all attended the Ballets Russes. Louis… Read more

Le Corsaire, English National Ballet, and people-trafficking

Tamara Rojo was, for many years, one of the Royal Ballet’s foremost principal dancers. She has proved equally surefooted as the newly ensconced director of English National Ballet. After an initial season of smartly programmed triple bills, Le Corsaire is her first commissioned work, a way of throwing down the… Read more

Hannah Höch, Whitechapel Gallery

Two large collages bookend Hannah Höch’s career. First, the cumbersomely titled “Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser Dada durch die letzte Weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschlands” (“Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany”, not on show in this exhibition), a centrifugal spray of creation which made… Read more