Barbara Hannigan's Got Rhythm

On Thursday 17 February conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan returns to the Barbican in a transatlantic celebration of all things theatrical with music from Copland, Offenbach and Weill.

The performance is tied together by dance rhythms and stage motifs, transporting us from the racy burlesque and can-can, to the waltz and habanera. Read on to delve deeper into the origins of just some of the dances and styles which will be featured on the night.

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