'Black Odalisque’ from Brett Bailey’s ‘Exhibit B’ installation
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Drama in treacherous territory

Can theatre tackle colonialism without replicating its inequalities?

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Fiesta del Cine 2013...MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: People queue to buy tickets outside the Princesa Cinema on the second day of Fiesta del Cine on October 22, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. The Fiesta del Cine 'Film Festival' lasts for three days with around 3000 cinema screens around Spain selling tickets at 2,90 euros. On the first day interest from the general public rose 550 % from the previous Monday. This is the fifth year the festival has been held and it is hoped that the low prices and high interest from the public may boost the struggling the Spanish film industry. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) ©Getty
I don’t really want to watch movies in a heritage setting or Imaxed on the moon
Louise Bourgeois
In a world slavishly devoted to youthfulness, are middle-aged women just intrinsically boring?
Logan Frances Kruger performs 'Two Ecstatic Themes' as part of the Downtown Dance Festival in New York
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Downtown Dance Festival, Wagner Park, Lower Manhattan, New York

The first night offered contrasting takes on classic Americana

Marius Neset
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Marius Neset & The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s, London

Jaw-dropping fluency from the Norwegian saxophonist

Peter Eyre in 'Minetti'
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Minetti, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Peter Eyre is excellent as an ageing actor railing against passers-by in a hotel lobby

Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms
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BBC Proms: ‘Meld’ and LSO/Haitink, Royal Albert Hall, London

A bizarre late Prom was preceded by one of freshness and light

Diana Vishneva and Vladimir Shklyarov in 'Cinderella'
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Cinderella, Royal Opera House, London

First-class performances, second-class ballet

Metropolitan Opera strikes pay deal

Agreements avert lockout of singers and musicians

Theatregoers await entry to Shunt's 'The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face'
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The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face, Greenwich Jetty, London

A typically unnerving, immersive experience from Shunt

I, Culture Orchestra, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The youth ensemble played war-themed Panufnik and Shostakovich

Finding Neverland, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts

A musical version of the J.M. Barrie story that never quite soars