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April 2010

Posted on October 2, 2010


It was good to meet so many readers of Dancing Times and sister magazine Dance Today at this year’s MOVE IT event, and gratifying to hear how much you all enjoy the magazine – long may it continue! There is a contemporary dance slant to the contents of this month’s magazine, including an interview with leading US-choreographer Mark Morris on page 14; a preview on page 45 of an intriguing dance project in the north west exploring the problems of overcoming addiction; and on page 33 Zoë Anderson talks to contemporary dancer Amy Hollingsworth, who has recently announced her retirement from the stage.

On page 38, Steven McRae, principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, writes about the day he spent recently at The Royal Ballet Lower School; and in Talking Point, Louise Levene gives us her very personal reflections on the large amount of dance seen recently on television. Readers may also like to know that Dancing Times and Dance Today have recently launched their own fan pages on Facebook. Over 200 of you have already signed up to become “fans”, but it would be great to see even more of you!

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14 Mark Morris Dance Group returns to the UK. By Meryl Cates

19 Aromatherapy for dancers. By Debbie Malina

25 Dancing Times 100. By Mary Clarke

28 Doing it the right way: to Birmingham and beyond. David Mead concludes his celebration of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s move to the Hippodrome

33 Amy Hollingsworth. Interview by Zoë Anderson

38 A day at White Lodge. By Steven McRae

43 Music for the ballet. Mary Clarke pays tribute to Aloys Fleischmann

45 My Name Is… Ian Palmer discovers more about a new dance project in the north west exploring the problems of overcoming addiction

49 Cyril William Beaumont. By Isabelle Stoughton

55 DanceScene International UK: Arthur Pita; Flamenco Festival 2010; The Royal Ballet; Northern Ballet Theatre; Richard Alston Dance Company; Birmingham Royal Ballet OVERSEAS: New York City Ballet; Dutch National Ballet; Paris Opéra Ballet; Staatsballett Berlin

75 New Releases. A selection of reviews of newly released books, DVDs and CDs.

82 Obituary. Wendy Toye, Rex Nettleford, John Harrison


06 Dancematters. The Royal Ballet and BRB Plans, Bolshoi, The Place

11 Letters to the Editor

13 Talking Point. By Louise Levene

73 Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

81 Miscellany. Anaïs Chalendard

85 Teachers & Training. Young British Dancer of the Year, Place Reunion

89 Classified

90 Where to Learn

92 Calendar

Into Dance! for younger readers

101 Dancer of the Month – Sarah Kundi. Interviewed by Margaret Willis

104 IntoDance.

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