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Inside this month:

Jack Thorpe Baker on moving on from dance

Nicola Rayner talks to Broadway choreographer Susan Stroman

Michael Barber remembers Marjorie Stevens, the "Child Pavlova"

Paul Arrowsmith on what it takes to be a man in dance

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.

As we well and truly move into the winter months, this issue of Dancing Times has a little bit of something for everyone with an interest in dance, from a story about the “Child Pavlova”, dancer Marjorie Stevens, to Broadway choreographer Susan Stroman’s thoughts on her latest West End production, The Scottsboro Boys, as well as an exploration of what it takes to be a man in dance.

We also talk to The Royal Ballet’s Marcelino Sambé, pay a behind-the-scenes visit to Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, and find out all about a Community Dance gathering in Cardiff. If that wasn’t enough, Talking Point offers some thoughts about moving on from dance, and we also look at an inspiring project based at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Demonstrating the vast array of themes and subjects that dance can offer, we review recent performances from companies as wide-ranging as Birmingham Royal Ballet, Richard Alston Dance Company and Grupo Corpo, as well as bringing you up to date with all the latest news. We hope you enjoy it. If you do, why not think about taking out a subscription – either in print or digitally? Details on how can be found in this issue.




Dancing Times goes digital!

Dancing Times is now available in digital format! This means you can now read Dancing Times and our sister magazine, Dance Today, on your smartphone, tablet or online. From July 1 it will be possible to subscribe through Apple Newsstand, Google Play or Pocketmags, and you can also buy individual digital issues at just £2.99. We hope you continue to enjoy reading Dancing Times in whatever format you choose. If you have any questions, do get in touch with us on 020 7250 3006.


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