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April 2011

Posted on April 20, 2011


The finals of the 2012 Young British Dancer of the Year were held at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre just as we were going to press. We shall be reporting on the competition in full in the next issue of the magazine, but I would like to record here that The Royal Ballet School’s Anna Rose O’Sullivan won first prize.

Second prize went to Teo Dubreuil, and third prize to Matthew Ball. In addition to the cash prizes, the three also won an annual subscription to Dancing Times, which this year was given in memory of Frank Freeman. Frank, a dear friend of this magazine and a much-loved teacher, died at the tragically young age of 65 in February, and Mary Clarke pays fitting tribute to him in the obituary pages, 71–73. The kindest person you could possibly meet, Frank was passionate about the teaching of young dancers and I will never forget his pride in the fact that two of his former pupils were appearing as Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling at Covent Garden a few years ago. Many of us last saw Frank at the party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dancing Times, and little could we guess he would be taken away from us so soon. Dear Frank, Aeternum vale.





April 2011 Volume 101 Issue 1208



 14  Home from home. The Royal Ballet’s Mara Galeazzi interviewed by Gerald Dowler

19  There is nothing like a dame. Gilbert Vernon remembers Dame Ninette de Valois

26  Born to teach. Lorena Fernandez Saez on the Course in Ballet Education Practice delivered by the Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet School

29  MOVE IT 2011. By Vikki Jane Vile

33  Indian summers of dance. Phil Sanderson, Maxine Sinclair and Anne Sanderson on summer schools

37  Stepping Out. Dawn Davis Loring on the RAD’s
Step into Dance project

43  The Australian way. The Australian Ballet’s David McAllister talks to Zoë Anderson



6  Dance Matters: Ulanova Gala, Paris Opéra’s new season

11  Letters

12  Talking Point. This month, Richard Glasstone wonders about  “the missing Massine”

23  Variety Lights. Barbara Newman reviews Company
and The Wizard of Oz

40  Dance Health. Debbie Malina continues our health directory for dancers

49  Dance Scene. Reviews this month include : Danish Dance Theatre, The Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Dutch National Ballet

65  Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov sees Legend of Love

67  Dance Media. A new DVD reviewed by Nicola Rayner

69 Dance People. ENB Emerging Dancer Award by Kim Thompson

71  Obituaries. Frank Freeman, Craig Dodd

75  Dance Education. Prix de Lausanne, Monaco Dance Forum

79  Classifieds

80  Where to Learn

83   Calendar

Into Dance


93  Dancer of the month. Northern Ballet’s Julie Charlet (right) interviewed by Margaret Willis

96  Choreographer’s Diary. Morgann Runacre-Temple is creating London Children’s Ballet’s Rumpelstiltskin

98  Your Page

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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