This month, we speak to Marcelo Gomes about ballet and Matthew Bourne, to Peter Schaufuss and Li Cunxin about La Sylphide and to Richard Bonynge about ballet music. There’s also a focus on the training of young dancers, from youth ballet companies to Elmhurst School for Dance and more…
Our February 2015 issue is here! We believe it’s our largest in our 105-year history: 124 pages of interviews, features, reviews, news and debate, with Cira Robinson of Ballet Black as our cover star. We speak to dance names including Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet, choreographer Richard Alston, dancer and designer Yumiko Takeshima, report from dance schools around the world, review performances and more…
Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard became the first dancers to pick up two awards in the same ceremony at the 2014 National Dance Awards.
Nutcracker season is here again! Our festive December cover shows Scottish Ballet’s Sophie Martin and Christopher Harrison in Peter Darrell’s version of the ballet, wearing the new designs by Lez Brotherston. This month’s issue has a focus on choreographer-directors, with features on Darrell, Christopher Wheeldon, Cathy Marston and more…
The Maryinsky ballerina Diana Vishneva will appear at the London Coliseum in April, dancing her show Diana Vishneva: On the Edge. The evening is a double bill of works created for Vishneva, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Switch and Carolyn Carlson’s Woman in a Room.
Nominations for the 15th National Dance Awards have been announced. The dance section of the Critics’ Circle, a group of more than 50 dance writers and critics, votes on the awards.
Our October 2014 issue is here! As the weather turns to autumn, and theatres and companies launch their new seasons, we speak to dancers Natalia Osipova, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb and Marianela Nuñez, find out about Dance Umbrella’s new director Emma Gladstone and celebrate the 40th birthday of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon – featured on our cover, which shows Osipova with Carlos Acosta.
On July 14, the Maryinsky Ballet’s production of La Bayadère will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
Ekaterina Kondaurova, Maria Shirinkina and Daniil Korsuntsev will not be dancing in the Maryinsky Ballet’s London season this summer.
Dance on television this Christmas
Christmas is here! Along with mince pies, frantic shopping and The Nutcracker on stage, there’s also plenty of festive television. Dancing Times has been circling the dance goodies in our Christmas listings magazine, with everything from the sequins of Strictly Come Dancing – both the series finale and the Christmas special (pictured) – to filmed stage productions from Matthew Bourne to The Royal Ballet, plus a bumper crop of movie musicals.