One of the suggestions that came up in the responses to our recent Readers’ Survey was a request for more articles on classical ballet technique. I’m delighted to announce that this month sees the start of a regular new series on the subject, written specially for Dancing Times by Rachel Rist, director of dance at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, who is also one of the magazine’s editorial advisors. The articles are aimed at teachers, students and parents alike, and will be illustrated with photographs of students from Tring Park School. Rachel’s column will complement the popular articles on ballroom and Latin techniques that we already publish each month by James Whitehead and Phil Meacham.
Also in this issue, we hear from former English National Ballet principal Laurretta Summerscales, who now dances with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich; from Robin Windsor, the ballroom and Latin dancer, and Strictly Come Dancing favourite, who is about to embark on his Farewell Tour; and Michael “Mikey J” Asante and Kenrick “H2O” Sandy of Boy Blue Entertainment. In addition to all this, we include much, much more about dance from around the UK and abroad. There is a lot to read.
The time is now. Laurretta Summerscales, principal dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet, interviewed by Laura Dodge
Spartacus in Australia. Caitlyn Lehmann talks to Lucas Jervies about The Australian Ballet’s new production
Farewell, Robin! Nicola Rayner chats to Robin Windsor about his Farewell Tour
Passion and principles. Zoë Anderson speaks to Boy Blue Entertainment’s Michael “Mikey J” Asante and Kenrick “H2O” Sandy