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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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A new superhero emerges… and the secret power is a quiff!

Graham Watts speaks to Steven McRae about his latest project – on the page, not the stage “Like most kids, I was surrounded by cartoons and comics and I loved things like Toy Story, The Flintstones and TheJetsons,” says The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae when we meet to discuss his latest project. “And then Sailor […]

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Where We Danced

Nicola Rayner hears from Brian “Lucky” Skillen, blues dancer and director of a new documentary about the history of social dance in the US, which screens in Dublin later this month “If anybody tries to do a history of social dance, looking at the timeline, it’s not clear at all, it’s not clear one bit, […]

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Zumba Great Calorie Drive

One of the many things I never imagined I would find myself doing is taking a Zumba class next to Louis Smith. Right next to him – as in so close I could reach out and touch one of the famous muscles that not only launched a thousand armchair admirers last year, but won him […]

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It takes four to tan-go

Following hot on the (Cuban) heels of departing Doctor Who Matt Smith, this week saw the mass exodus from Strictly Come Dancing of long-standing and, in some cases, long-suffering professionals Erin Boag, Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace and Aliona Vilani. Can the newbies possibly follow in their nimble footsteps? We’re looking for a slightly uncomfortable national stereotype, […]

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How the Charleston changed the world

With The Great Gatsby hitting UK cinema screens today, we revisit Zoë Anderson’s investigation of the cheeky, cheerful dance that changed an era   The Charleston is irresistible. One of the best known craze dances, its rhythm and steps are an instant shorthand for the Roaring Twenties, for the Jazz Age, for a generation running wild […]

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A fairytale ending to the dance of love

Little did we know when we were asked by St Francis Hospice to teach 40 people dance routines in the rumba and the quickstep that this would be a part of a fairytale ending to a three-year love story.

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Tango Fire’s Flames of Desire

There are two tango shows in London this February. The second, Midnight Tango, opens at the Phoenix Theatre next week and will have a tough time to equal its rival. Tango Fire’s Flames of Desire (pictured), currently at the Peacock Theatre, showcases tango with characteristic Argentine power and passion. Ten dancers, accompanied by four musicians […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Snow fell heavily outside Birmingham National Indoor Arena on January 20, but dedicated Strictly enthusiasts aren’t easily kept from their sequins. Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, the live show aims to give the audience the television experience, complete with voting, training videos and comments from the judges.

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Daffodil Dance for Marie Curie Cancer Care

You can dance routines by some of the UK’s top choreographers as part of the Daffodil Dance campaign, which raises money to help Marie Curie Cancer Care. The charity helps to nurse terminally ill people at home in their final hours.

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Who’s the Boss? Kathryn Bennetts, former artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders

In addition to the feature “Who’s the Boss” printed in the September issue of Dancing Times we are publishing on our website a series of supporting interviews between the author, Graham Watts, and those in administrative and artistic leadership within dance companies. The second of these interviews is with Kathryn Bennetts who was until recently […]

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