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Dancing Scènes de ballet

This month is a piece of self-indulgence. I’ve been working on Frederick Ashton’s Scènes de ballet for Sarasota Ballet, and the work has become a bit of a “personal helicon”, to reference Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Dancers are always reminded of the evanescent nature of our job: once a performance is over, you have little […]

April 2017 issue

Our April issue sparkles, with a cover showing The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in Balanchine’s Diamonds. This month we mark the 30th anniversary of the much-loved dance film Dirty Dancing, look behind the scenes at several ballet companies and examine a new tax ruling that could affect dance schools. We also celebrate […]

March 2017

Welcome to the biggest-ever issue of Dancing Times, which we shall also be giving away free to visitors attending the 2017 edition of MOVE IT, the dance exhibition that has become a mainstay in the UK’s dance calendar. It’s been quite a feat bringing 148 pages to you for March, but everyone at Dancing Times […]

Barbara Newman on “Snapchat” choreography

  The so-called “interactive generation” is currently addicted to Snapchat, the messaging app that allows you to post anything you like in the knowledge that every post vanishes automatically after it’s viewed. One sociologist has called it “a way to connect without judgment,” a phrase you could now apply, surprisingly, to dance and its public. […]

New season at English National Ballet

English National Ballet has announced plans for the 2017 to 2018 season, including company premieres of Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s production of La Sylphide. The season opens in September with a revival of Akram Khan’s reimagined Giselle. The company dance the work at London’s Sadler’s Wells from September 20 to […]

Service of Thanksgiving for Peter Farmer

A Service of Thanksgiving, celebrating the life and work of the eminent theatre designer Peter Farmer, will be held at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11am, to which all are welcome. Amongst those participating are Wayne Eagling, Kevin O’Hare and Sir Peter Wright. Peter enjoyed a remarkable and […]

March 2017 issue

This month’s is the biggest ever issue of Dancing Times! It’s packed with features on a huge variety of dance styles, from a behind-the-scenes look at the new Sergei Polunin documentary Dancer to an interview with Strictly’s Joanne Clifton and news of how dance can help people with multiple sclerosis…           […]

The Music Man

Jonathan Gray met Michael Corder, the British choreographer on the eve of his 60th birthday in 2015 Michael Corder has been making ballets for 40 years now. A graduate of The Royal Ballet School (RBS), he joined The Royal Ballet in 1973, but soon began to choreograph after receiving encouragement from Leslie Edwards, the then director […]

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