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Strictly Speaking – week 5

Has anyone checked if the Strictly studio is built on an ancient Indian burial ground? Or has a disgruntled crewmember started compiling voodoo dolls? For there is a curse afoot, and not the usual home-wrecking one, with this drama-laden series beginning to resemble And Then There Were None. Injuries befalling Anastacia, Greg, Tameka and now […]

Dance at BFI London Film Festival

There’s a strong dance strand in this year’s BFI London Film Festival, running from October 5 to 16. The festival’s programme includes the documentary Dancer, which traces the career of Sergei Polunin with interviews, new and archive footage. Also in the documentary strand, Fonko explores urban African music, with some fabulous dancing. The features strand […]

October 2016 issue

October’s Dancing Times is the first to come to you from our new office in Battersea Square. There’s a Russian feel to this month’s magazine, with interviews with young dancers from the Bolshoi and the Mikhailovsky and with Vladimir Urin, the formidable director of the Bolshoi Theatre. We also feature ballroom and Latin show Burn […]

Darkness Poomba: Korean dance in London

Modern Table, a Korean dance and music group led by choreographer Kim Jae-Duk, make their UK debut at The Place from October 24 to 25, as part of K-Music, London’s festival of Korean music. Darkness Poomba takes contemporary and Korean traditional dance, blending it with live music inspired by ancient Korean song – the “poomba” […]

Candoco autumn tour

Candoco Dance Company’s autumn tour showcases the breadth of the company’s repertory, from a reimagined Trisha Brown classic to improvisation inspired by a documentary about opera singers. Candoco, the UK’s first professional dance company of disabled and non-disabled artists, was founded in 1991. This tour, part of the company’s 25th anniversary season, opens at Tramway, […]

Resolution: call for choreographers

Applications are open for Resolution 2017, The Place’s annual festival of short dance and performance works for emerging artists. This will be the 28th edition of Resolution, which has been a starting point for choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Kate Prince, Luca Silvestrini and Drew McOnie. Selected shows will be performed at The Place, London in […]

Marianela Nuñez on Giselle

The Royal Ballet principal speaks to Zoë Anderson about Giselle on stage and on screen Offstage and on, Marianela Nuñez seems to have energy forever. When I spoke to her in December, it was a conversation full of delighted exclamations, and opinions, too: she’s blunt about guest artists who don’t get to know the companies […]

The first Crown Prince: David Wall interview

David Wall, who died on June 18, 2013, created the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. In 2007, he spoke to Zoë Anderson about creating and coaching the ballet. Here is the interview, from Dancing Times, April 2007.   Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling returns to The Royal Ballet’s repertoire later this month. This […]

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