Chronophotograph showing phases of movement of a man jumping a hurdle. c. 1892. By Etiennne Jules Marey
©National Media Museum

Revelations: Experiments in Photography, Science Museum, London — review

A fine exhibition falters with its selection of more recent works

The Life of a Song

Vanilla Ice in 1990 ©Getty
The problems started with the single’s huge success (it was rap’s first Billboard number one)
Dusty Springfield poses on the set of Thank Your Lucky Stars TV show in Aston Studios c 1966 in Birmingham, United Kingdom ©Getty
Burt Bacharach’s classic, from the 1964 soul of Dusty Springfield to its 2001 raw-rock treatment by The White Stripes
©Aoife Nally

Our American Cousin, Finborough Theatre, London — review

The play Lincoln was watching when he was shot is big on historical-curio value but low on wit

Andreas Schager as Parsifal in Dmitri Tcherniakov's production
©Ruth Walz

Parsifal, Schiller Theater, Berlin — review

Dmitri Tcherniakov finds room for moving human reflections

©Grizz Lee

Nicki Minaj, O2 Arena, London — review

Minaj was at her best as a technically adroit rapper

Artists from The Royal Ballet in The Royal Ballet revival production of Song of the Earth (1966), choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan (1929-1992) to music by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), with set and costume designs by Nicholas Georgiadis (1923-2001) and lighting design by William Bundy, performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 31 January 2012. ARPDATA ; SONG OF THE EARTH ; Music by Mahler ; Choreography by MacMillan ; Artists from The Royal Ballet ; The Royal Ballet ; At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 31 January 2012 ; Credit: Johan Persson / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL
©Johan Persson

Balanchine/ Shechter/MacMillan, Royal Opera House, London — review

Masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan bookend a bombastic and anguish-filled new work by Hofesh Shechter

From left: Ingeborg Piffl, Anja Harteros, Stefan Margita, Hans Denk and Carole Wilson. Photo: Monika Ritterhaus
©Monika Ritterhaus

Der Rosenkavalier, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden — review

Lacking any sense of the profound, the opera was merely beautiful

Mikhail Rudy, Kings Place, London — review

The multimedia recital would have been better without the visuals

Saison 2014-15 Theatre dela Colline " Hinkemann " de Ernst Toller adaptation, mescène,scénographie Christine Letailleur avec Michel Demierre, Christian Esnay, Manuel Garcie-Kilian, Jonathan Genet, Charline Grand, Stanislas Nordey, Richard Sammut

Hinkemann, Théâtre de la Colline, Paris — review

A soldier’s emasculation becomes a metaphor for postwar Germany

Jasper Britton as Barabas and Catrin Stewart as Abigail in 'The Jew of Malta'. Photo: Ellie Kurtz/RSC
©Ellie Kurtz/RSC

The Jew of Malta, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon — review

The RSC production hits the right note of ‘tragic farce’

Leila Josefowicz at Avery Fisher Hall. Photo: Chris Lee
©Chris Lee

New York Philharmonic/Adams, Avery Fisher Hall, New York — review

The Philharmonic played ‘Scheherazade.2’ with fearless virtuosity