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July 2016

There is a real “summer” feel to this issue of Dancing Times, where we take a look at some of the big dance events about to take place over the next few months. 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the Bolshoi Ballet’s first visit to the UK, and on page 17 I talk to some […]

August 2016 issue

Our August issue goes from politics to reaching audiences, as we examine the impact of the EU referendum on the dance world, look at dance styles from flamenco to ballroom, and profile Shanghai Ballet, who come to the London Coliseum this month. Our cover stars are the company’s Wu Husheng and Qi Bingxue in Echoes […]

Sofia Boutella

Dancer Sofia Boutella’s Hollywood career has taken off, with roles in Star Trek Beyond and Kingsman: The Secret Service. In this 2012 interview, she tells Nicola Rayner about her dance training, dancing salsa in the film Street Dance 2 3D and working with Madonna My friends were crazy with me, they said: ‘You’re having to choose between Madonna and Michael […]

Royal Ballet and St Mary’s University create sports science partnership

The Royal Opera House and the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have announced a new partnership. Academics from St Mary’s will provide strength and conditioning and sports science support to dancers of The Royal Ballet, working with company’s clinical director, Greg Retter. They will also design bespoke programmes […]

Barbara Newman sees Natalia Osipova in a new triple bill

In case you hadn’t noticed, branding works just as effectively in dance as in the supermarket. The Sadler’s Wells production titled simply Natalia Osipova is on its way to the Edinburgh International Festival in August, back to the Wells in September, and into the gaping cavern of the New York City Center in November. It […]

Sixty years of the Bolshoi

Jonathan Gray looks back to the Bolshoi Ballet’s first visit to London in 1956 This summer, the Bolshoi Ballet returns to London to dance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for a three-week season opening on July 25. Recently, visits by the company to the UK have become so regular they almost seem commonplace, […]

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