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December issue

Posted on November 24, 2010

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In this month’s magazine…

In the December issue of Dancing Times, Stephanie Jordan analyses a rare Ashton solo, recently revived for David Hallberg. Jordan was able to examine this solo – performed only once in the UK, more than 30 years ago – because film of Hallberg had been posted on YouTube. Here is the film.

Also in the magazine this month, Robin Francis, head of archive and library at the National Portrait Gallery, introduces the gallery’s Ballet in Focus display (Room 31, December 14, 2010 – July 24, 2011) with an article on the fashionable photographer Bassano, and some stunning images. Here is another Bassano image, of the Danish ballerina Adeline Genée, taken in 1916.

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Adeline Genée 1916 by Bassano

© National Portrait Gallery, London

December’s issue also has features about dancers on tour, Nicholas Sergeyev, our recent 100th birthday party, interviews with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Ambra Vallo, the Bolshoi’s Marina Kondratieva, Flashdance’s Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and StopGAP’s Laura Jones, plus all our regulars.

The December issue of Dancing Times is on sale now.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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