Arts

Solitary ambition

22 October 2005 12:00 am

Also at Ben Uri Gallery, 108a Boundary Road, London NW8, until 19 November Four years ago, the painter Christopher P.…

Stunning overture

22 October 2005 12:00 am

Beethoven’s Fidelio is one of my favourite operas, even a touchstone, but all my most moving experiences of it for…

Loss of sensation

22 October 2005 12:00 am

France has long been the cradle of ground-breaking new dance, thanks to a score of provocative performance-makers. It was about…

Fantasy land

22 October 2005 12:00 am

Hollywood’s two biggest animated features of the month both take place in England, or ‘England’ — in the case of…

The Hallé’s progress

15 October 2005 12:00 am

Michael Henderson talks to Mark Elder, music director of the Manchester orchestra

History on the fly

15 October 2005 12:00 am

History on the fly

Splendid isolation

15 October 2005 12:00 am

Splendid isolation

Grim Gothic

15 October 2005 12:00 am

Nowadays ‘Kienholz’ is a brand. Its founder, Edward Kienholz (1927–94), was a self-taught artist who grew up on a farm…

Umbrellas for peace

15 October 2005 12:00 am

Stiletto heels, a baby’s dummy, Spice Girls ephemera and glittering embroidery — the predictable paraphernalia of womanhood is all on…

Bewitching sylph

15 October 2005 12:00 am

It was with the 1832 ballet La Sylphide that Marie Taglioni acquired international repute and legendary status. Her angel-like, gravity-defying…

Mood swings

15 October 2005 12:00 am

One of the hardest things about being a drama critic, at least for me, is that so many plays stubbornly…

Kung-fu punctuation

8 October 2005 12:00 am

Kung-fu punctuation

Triumph of tenacity

8 October 2005 12:00 am

Triumph of tenacity

Mixed company

8 October 2005 12:00 am

The visitor to the depressing subterranean galleries of Tate Britain might be forgiven for feeling a trifle bewildered in the…

Powerful Verdi

8 October 2005 12:00 am

Welsh National Opera’s Don Carlos is a magnificent achievement, despite a fair number of more or less serious shortcomings. It…

Burning issues

8 October 2005 12:00 am

Farewell to Bonfire Night, farewell to the heedless celebration of ‘gun- powder, treason and plot’. Events since 9/11 have branded…

Spaced out

8 October 2005 12:00 am

Joss Whedon is believed to be the first ever third-generation TV writer. In the Fifties, his grampa John Whedon wrote…

Wounded Wanderer returns

1 October 2005 12:00 am

Michael Henderson talks to John Tomlinson as he prepares for the opening of Siegfried

Winning ways

1 October 2005 12:00 am

Winning ways

Uphill struggle

1 October 2005 12:00 am

Uphill struggle

Bush bashing

1 October 2005 12:00 am

Bush bashing

Twilight of despair

1 October 2005 12:00 am

The Norwegian Edvard Munch (1863–1944) is best known for ‘The Scream’, that unforgettable image of the tortured self in the…

Below par

1 October 2005 12:00 am

Mike Leigh’s new play, Two Thousand Years, isn’t quite up to his usual standard. It’s not terrible, but it feels…

Glamour and wit

1 October 2005 12:00 am

The production of Carl Nielsen’s comic opera Maskarade at the Royal Opera is the most brilliant we have seen there…

Mixed bag

1 October 2005 12:00 am

The 2005 Dance Umbrella season kicked off last week with the London debut of the Forsythe Company, created after William…