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Dancing with the enemy

Zoë Anderson watched Pierre Dulaine work his magic in new documentary Dancing in Jaffa “What I’m asking them to do is difficult,” says former ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine in the fascinating new documentary Dancing in Jaffa. “It’s dancing with the enemy. That word isn’t ever said aloud, but I’m sure that, in their minds, that’s […]

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A tribute to Derek Rencher

Derek Rencher, the dancer and character artist who dedicated his 45-year career entirely to The Royal Ballet, died at the age of 82 on December 20, 2014. Here, David Drew, a colleague for many years at The Royal Ballet, pays tribute to the man:

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Doing all right

To mark Flash Mob‘s return to the Peacock Theatre this week, we revisit our interview with Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer, first published in the May issue of Dance Today  “I get free fish and chips in Grimsby now,” says Kevin Clifton, musing on how his life has changed since appearing on Strictly Come Dancing […]

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Kevin O’Hare on the 2014–15 Linbury season

In recent years, The Royal Ballet has had a bigger hand in the dance programme of the Linbury Studio Theatre, from commissioning new works from other companies to giving its own performances there. Kevin O’Hare, the artistic director of The Royal Ballet, talks about the Linbury season.

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Kevin O’Hare on The Royal Ballet’s 2014-15 season

Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, speaks exclusively to Dancing Times about his plans for the 2014–15 season.

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Live screening of Giselle

Tonight, March 19, The Sleeping Beauty will be live screened from the Royal Opera House; Nicola Rayner recalls the live screening of Giselle earlier in the year The Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova joined the Royal Ballet as a principal dancer last year and to say she is loved by critics and audiences is to state […]

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Strictly sensational

Strictly Come Dancing uber-fan Vikki Jane Vile enjoys a revived live tour With glitterball looming large over the dancefloor, Strictly‘s annual quickstep through the country is now in its seventh sequinned year, and with newly choreographed routines from Burn The Floor‘s Jason Gilkison, this bandwagon shows no sign of stopping.

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Le freak, c’est chic

Cirque du Soleil’s combination of oddity, artistry and virtuosity in Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall on January 7 wows Marianka Swain The wilfully obtuse title of this mind-bending show refers to an anonymous passer-by who escapes the crowd by proclaiming their individuality, but it’s more a celebration of the exceptional than the average, unless […]

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IADMS 2013

Rachel Rist, director of Dance at Tring Park School, attended a dance medicine and science conference held recently in Seattle, Washington

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Karen Hardy Studios’ fifth anniversary party

On reflection, when Karen Hardy and husband Conrad Murray (pictured with Jade Johnson) decided to start a business together in 2008, in one of the worst economic climates of all time, it makes what they have gone on to achieve with Karen Hardy Studios all the more remarkable.   These achievements were celebrated at a […]

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Dance and Doctor Who

Doctor Who, the longest-running sci-fi show in the world, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. In a feature originally published in the November issue of our sister magazine, Dance Today, Zoë Anderson looks at dance and the Doctor.  

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Rooted in touch

For his show, m¡longa, at Sadler’s Wells this week, contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui explores the origins of tango. Zoë Anderson finds out about a Flemish-Moroccan choreographer’s encounter with tango Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is clearly fascinated by collaboration. He has a history of trying different styles: from a contemporary dance background, he’s worked with a […]

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