The book’s title reminds us that before ‘Fred’ there was ‘Fred and Adele Astaire’. Indeed it was Adele who introduced her brother to dancing. However this is neither an expose nor a sentimental biopic, rather its use of references and sources, presented in non sensational language gives the biography the air of an academic text.
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s new double bill Classic Cut features her seminal 1988 collaboration with Michael Nyman, Configurations and new work Dev Kahan Hai?/Where is Dev? Premiere: Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, 13 to 17 March
Archives 2010-11 Patricia Morris reviews the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Barbican Centre, London “Nearly Ninety”
Archives 2009 Burlesque v. Geisha or democratising the erotic by Natalia Read