Dancing Times and Dance Today celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 19, with a party held at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London.
During the course of the party, a tribute to the magazine was presented by Clement Crisp, the distinguished dance critic of the Financial Times
; a special birthday cake was cut by Dame Antoinette Sibley, president of the Royal Academy of Dance and Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp, chief executive of The Place; and a toast was raised by Gillian Lynne. Among the many assembled guests from the world of dance were: The Royal Ballet’s Dame Monica Mason, Lauren Cuthbertson, Elizabeth Harrod, Nehemiah Kish, Steven McRae, Tamara Rojo and Edward Watson; English National Ballet’s Elena Glurjidze, Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov; Northern Ballet’s David Nixon; Rambert Dance Company’s Mark Baldwin; choreographer Kele Baker of “Strictly Come Dancing”; Siobhan Davies, Violetta Elvin, Peter Farmer, Alexander Grant, Caroline Miller of Dance UK, Nancy Reynolds, Lady MacMillan, and Sir Peter Wright.
Pictured below are: The Dancing Times/Dance Today team; the birthday cake; Sir Peter Wright; Steven McRae; Mary Clarke and Francis Francis; Clement Crisp; Dame Antoinette Sibley and Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp; Jonathan Gray with Dame Antoinette Sibley and Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp; Tamara Rojo; Lauren Cuthbertson.
Photographs: Murray Thompson.