As autumn approaches, this issue of Dancing Times takes a look at what has been happening in the dance world during the summer months. As well as Jack Anderson’s regular Notes from New York column, Iris Fanger and Barbara Newman went in search of further dance on New York’s Broadway and other venues – you can read about what they found there on page 18. In Dance Scene, David Mead travelled to Stuttgart to attend the biennial Colours Festival, and Kathy Elgin reports on the start of the Edinburgh International Festival with Scottish Ballet’s new two-act version of The Crucible. As well as those, in FRANCE/dance, Laura Cappelle saw what was on offer at the Avignon Festival.
In addition, we mark Northern Ballet’s 50th anniversary season, find out about the FEDORA awards, ask if ballroom and Latin American dancing are dying at grass-roots level in the UK, talk to street dancers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, discover the wealth of dance material found in the UK’s museums, libraries and archives, and take a look at the National Ballet of Cuba.
Finally, I’m delighted to announce that – in addition to our regular online outlets – digital copies of Dancing Times are also now available to download from Exact Editions, an integrated content management platform for magazine and book publishers. To find out more on what they have to offer, why not visit their website?
News. The return of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing
Northern powerhouse. Fifty years since Northern Ballet’s creation, Paul Arrowsmith considers its past, present and future
Summer in the city. Barbara Newman and Iris Fanger sample dance on Broadway and elsewhere in New York
A second dance revolution. Fátima Nollén looks at Ballet Nacional de Cuba