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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 Christmas approaches, it’s hard to believe we are at the end of another year packed with dance, a fact underlined by the announcement of the nominations for the 2013 Dance Critics’ Circle Awards, which are listed in full.
This month, we have a theme relating to British ballet and its style running throughout the magazine, from Clement Crisp’s Talking Point on the genetics of The Royal Ballet on to Patricia Linton’s thoughts on the staging of choreography by Frederick Ashton in the 21st century following the symposium held by The Frederick Ashton Foundation at The Royal Ballet School. Gerald Dowler pays tribute to Anthony Dowell, that most British of male dancers, and he also wonders what if there had been no Ninette de Valois.
Also this month, we launch a new regular column, Notes from New York, where Jack Anderson will be reporting on the Big Apple's lively dance scene. Finally, a reminder to subscribers of the printed magazine that our offer of free access to digital copies of Dancing Times comes to an end on January 2, 2014. Which just leaves me to wish all our readers, whether in print or digitally, a very Merry Christmas!
JONATHAN GRAY, EDITOR
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.