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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (2/2)

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (2/2)

So, you’ve read my plot summary. You’ve probably got some ideas about what I liked and didn’t like about the show. Now let’s look at it more closely! Lord of the Dance is a classic good vs evil story, but that doesn’t mean it’s not problematic, and actually, this production was one of the most sexist productions I’ve ever seen. Okay, maybe “sexist” is too strong a word — misogynistic? Nah, let’s stick with sexist, because I can actually spell…

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (1/2)

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (1/2)

I just got back from watching Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the London Palladium. I treated myself to a ticket because, hey, I felt like it, and headed up there this afternoon to go see a show that’s had a fairly major impact on my life over the last five years. Unfortunately, my review of it got really long, so I’m splitting it into two posts just to save your eyesight. This is part one: in which Miriam…

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Dance Is My Escape Route

Dance Is My Escape Route

Have you ever been in a show? Particularly a musical, given their extraordinary oddness. You spent weeks and weeks returning until the songs will never leave your head; you ladder every pair of ballet tights you own because those things are not designed for jazz leaps, especially on a splintery wooden stage; and you emerge the other side usually covered in glitter. And then you have opening night. Opening nights are kind of terrifying. There are all sorts of factors…

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