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Inside this month:

Gerald Dowler meets Nicolas Le Riche

Paul Arrowsmith interviews Akram Khan

Helen Shute of Hofesh Shechter Company on paying dancers a full-time salary

Debbie Malina on the benefits of hypnosis for dancers

And much more

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Welcome to Dancing Times - Britain's leading monthly dance magazine

In conjuction with our very special issue of Dancing Times, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of our first issue, we have taken the opportunity to re-launch our website, as well as the layout of the magazine. We hope you enjoy the final results!

Dancing Times can state with some pride that throughout the often turbulent century of its existence – two World Wars, the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression, and the current financial crisis – we never missed the publication of a single issue and have remained true to our aims of recording with honesty the events and developments in all aspects of dance. Dancing Times played an instrumental role in the formation of such important teaching bodies as the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Dance Council, and it has witnessed the UK dance scene change beyond all recognition. Just some measure of the love and respect the magazine has garnered can be read in the wonderful tributes published on page 25 of our latest issue. Kathrine Sorley Walker salutes our first editor, Philip Richardson, on page 12 and our beloved editor emeritus, Mary Clarke, is interviewed by Gerald Dowler on page 53. Also in this issue, we interview The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson, look at how dance floors have changed over the years, and preview the 2010 season from Dance Umbrella.

There is a distinct French flavour to this month’s Dancing Times, from the cover depicting English National Ballet’s Laurretta Summerscales in Coppélia, that charming comedy ballet performed for the first time in Paris in 1870, to Barbara Newman’s review of English National Opera’s new production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in Variety Lights. Nicolas Le Riche, the great étoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet, gives his farewell performance with the company at the Palais Garnier on July 9 and Gerald Dowler interviews him about his illustrious career and his plans for the future. Margaret Willis talks to three dancers from San Francisco Ballet in advance of the company’s three-week season as part of Les Etés de la Danse in the French capital, and we also travel to Nancy to find out about Petter Jacobsson’s plans for the Ballet de Lorraine. Also in this issue, Paul Arrowsmith meets dancer and choreographer Akram Khan on the eve of his 40th birthday, and David Mead talks to Rosemary Lee about the creation of her site-specific dance project in Milton Keynes. Finally, to mark the Maryinsky Ballet’s upcoming season at the Royal Opera House, our Dancer of the Month is the Korean-born Kimin Kim, a rising star of the company.

JONATHAN GRAY, EDITOR

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