Dancing Times Ltd is looking for a bright part-time intern with excellent communication skills to assist with media sales. The company, which produces two of the UK's leading specialist monthly dance magazines, Dancing Times and Dance Today, is based at our office in Clerkenwell Green, London. Reporting to the Advertising Manager, as well as the Editors, the successful candidate will assist with the expansion of our advertising client base for the print issues of both magazines, as well as on our websites. This internship would suit a recent graduate wishing to gain experience in publishing or sales. Although this is an unpaid position, we are happy to reimburse travel and lunch expenses. An interest in dance would also be an advantage.
Dancing Times Ltd is looking for a bright part-time intern with excellent communication skills to assist with media sales.
As Dancing Times enters its 104th year of continuous publication, we thought it high time to give the magazine a bit of a “makeover”, so welcome to the first issue of our “new look”, designed by our production editor, Simon Oliver. We hope you like what you see and read, and look forward to any comments and suggestions you may have.
Cork City Ballet will celebrate its 21st birthday with a Ballet Spectacular Gala programme, presented at Cork Opera House from November 21 to 23. Stars include guest ballerina Lucia Lacarra, who danced with Roland Petit’s Ballet de Marseille, San Francisco Ballet and the Bavarian State Ballet. She will appear with her partner Marlon Dino.
Frederic Franklin, the British-born dancer who performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo during the 1930s–1950s, and who played an integral role in the formation of ballet in the US, will be remembered in a memorial celebration of his life hosted by American Ballet Theatre at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York on October 14.
The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) has just launched a new website that gives full details about its sterling work helping qualified dance teachers suffering temporary or long-term hardship.
Graham Watts speaks to Steven McRae about his latest project – on the page, not the stage
“Like most kids, I was surrounded by cartoons and comics and I loved things like Toy Story, The Flintstones and TheJetsons,” says The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae when we meet to discuss his latest project. “And then Sailor Moon, a Japanese animation, came to Australia. I was blown away by the vibrancy of how manga captures action and movement in a unique artistic way. Manga made the two-dimensional jump out for me. ”
The Flames of Paris
The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg – July 22, 2013
Within minutes of the curtains closing on the premiere of The Flames of Paris, dancers and staff of the Mikhailovsky Ballet were addressed onstage by the surviving son of Vasily Vainonen. He spoke softly, barely audible above the sound of regimented handclapping, that continued on the other side of the fourth wall. Later, when the hard-core fans’ clamour for yet another curtain call had finally dissipated, Vainonen’s granddaughter – the daughter of his other son – also spoke. Both direct descendants of this great, long-neglected hero of soviet choreography (Vainonen died in 1964) praised the production they had just seen and especially the forensic authenticity achieved by Mikhail Messerer in reconstructing the 1932 ballet, originally made in this city (then renamed Leningrad) for the Kirov Ballet.
Lyric Pieces, Bitesized Ballet, Pineapple Poll
Birmingham Royal Ballet, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe – May 21, 2013
Birmingham Royal Ballet's "split-tour" nomenclature suggests a glass half empty. Its notion of "south west" is misleading too, extending to the doorstep of London – to High Wycombe. The company – well this half of it – looked fresh and danced with typical verve. In cash tight times, this half-pint tour delves into BRB's back catalogue and economically creates more outings for ballets recently performed. Pint glass full, there were no short measures for the Wycombe audience.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Baltic Dance Theatre, Baltic Opera House, Gdańsk – May 28, 2013
A breath of fresh air wafted though this innovative narration of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, carrying with it an affirmation that complex stories can be told with simple clarity through the medium of dance and gesture alone without the need to lean upon the crutches of modern technology. The choreographer, Izadora Weiss, is an avowed disciple of Jiří Kylián and yet, unlike her mentor, Weiss has a penchant for tackling well-known stories (both The Rite of Spring and Romeo and Juliet are already in her back catalogue). Kylián invests every movement in his non-narrative dance with a particular meaning and Weiss applies this skill of utilising subtle gesture and articulate motifs to tell a story effectively, without graphics, multi-media tools, mesh screens or any other digital device. The clear intent of her distinctive movement is to be further admired for bucking this burgeoning trend for complex multiple collaborations in modern choreography.