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April 2014

Posted on April 28, 2014

The April issue of Dancing Times reveals some interesting viewpoints. In our main interview on page 13, Tamara Rojo, artistic director of English National Ballet, talks to Zoë Anderson about her vision for the company in the run-up to its new programme, Lest We Forget, at the Barbican Theatre this month. Dominic Antonucci, ballet master with Birmingham Royal Ballet, poses some questions about the use of mirrors in the daily life of a dancer on page 35, and on page 29 choreographer and director Boris Eifman discusses his life and career with Margaret Willis on the eve of The Eifman Ballet’s visit to the London Coliseum.

Also in this issue, on page 81, Margaret interviews The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward as our Dancer of the Month – a young ballerina who has recently been making her mark on the stage of the Royal Opera House. Paul Arrowsmith looks at the pleasures and pitfalls of reconstructing some long-lost ballets on page 19; and in Talking Point, dance and film critic Neil Norman wonders where are all the ballet movies? As usual, we include a full range of news and reviews, plus our regular columns from New York and St Petersburg written by Jack Anderson and Igor Stupnikov. Happy reading!

JONATHAN GRAY


April 2014 Volume 104 Issue 1244

Cover stories

13 Tamara Rojo talks. Ballerina Tamara Rojo became artistic director of English National Ballet in September 2012. She talks to Zoë Anderson about dancing, directing and her vision for the company

19 Fragile and fraught. The world of reconstructions, by Paul Arrowsmith

35 An honest reflection? Dominic Antonucci poses some questions about the daily use of mirrors in the life of a dancer

81 Dancer of the Month. The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward, interviewed by Margaret Willis

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Features

17 What If… Gerald Dowler wonders what if there had been no Merce Cunningham

25 Standing on the shoulders of giants. Anna Meadmore on the White Lodge Museum and Ballet Resource Centre

29 Hungry for art. Margaret Willis meets Boris Eifman on the eve of his company’s visit to London

38 Bavarian State Ballet II. Jenny Veldhuis introduces the Junior Ballet in Munich


Regulars

06 Dance Matters. Edinburgh Festival 2014

10 Talking Point. Neil Norman wonders where are all the ballet movies?

40 Dance Scene. Reviews include Cloud Gate, Protein Dance Company and the Royal Ballet of Flanders

57 Variety Lights. Barbara Newman on Urinetown

59 Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov sees a new ballet by Boris Eifman

61 Notes from New York. Jack Anderson attends performances by New York City Ballet and New York Theatre Ballet

63 Dance People. Ethan Stiefel, Maina Gielgud

65 Obituaries. Ivan Nagy, Margrethe Schanne

67 Dance Health. Debbie Malina uncovers some connections between tennis, dance and theatre

63 Dance Education. IDTC 2014, YBDY 2014

77 Classifieds

78 Where to Learn

86 Calendar


Into Dance

84 Nanny McPhee. Zoë Anderson finds out about London Children’s Ballet’s latest production

Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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