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July 2018

Last month, Dancing Times went stateside. This month, there is a definite Russian feel to the magazine. Margaret Willis reports from the Arabesque Ballet Competition in Perm, there is also the second part of Gerald Dowler’s Ballet in the Soviet Union, Jane Pritchard introduces a collection of costumes and archive material at the Victoria and […]

August 2018 issue

In the August 2018 issue, we mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, with articles by Alastair Macaulay, Alex Simpkins and Iain Webb. We also hear from professional ballroom couple Warren and Kristi Boyce, Maryinsky ballerina Viktoria Tereshkina and more…   Ashton after Ashton […]

Mark Morris’s Pepperland on tour

In 2019, Mark Morris Dance Group will tour the UK with Pepperland, a work inspired by The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Co-commissioned by Dance Consortium, Pepperland had its world premiere in Liverpool in 2017 as part of the city’s Sgt. Pepper at 50 festival. Ethan Iverson’s new score rearranges some of the album’s best-known hits, […]

Osipova as Isadora

Ballerina Natalia Osipova will star in a new evening-length production Isadora, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced. The new production, will also feature Veronika Part, with choreography by Vladimir Varnava. Osipova will play the modern dance pioneer, whose dances, in bare feet and flowing “Greek” style draperies, made her famous across the world. […]

Back in town by Daniel Pratt

A huge smile probably doesn’t dawn across the face of many people on their commute into the City each morning, but that’s what happened to me one morning in late May as I descended the steps out of the mainland station at Cannon Street in London. I was home. Working for most of the year […]

The dreaming ballerina

Zoë Anderson talked to Dame Beryl Grey about her life and career Beryl Grey still dreams about dancing. The roles she danced as a ballerina, with The Royal Ballet and internationally, return in her sleep. “They’re all built in: Sylphides, Swan Lake… Or I’ve lost my shoes, and the music’s playing. Sometimes they’re nice, and […]

Built to Last by Barbara Newman

Why does Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room always bring the house down? Why does William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated ignite cheers every time it’s performed? Neither ballet has a set or a story, which, we’re constantly informed, ballet audiences in the UK prefer to anything else. Neither comes attached to lengthy notes […]

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