Posted on February 12, 2013
Happy New Year! As we look forward to another 12 months of exciting dance, this issue of Dancing Times investigates some of the names and themes that have been making the headlines. On page 29, dancer and choreographer Matthew Hawkins takes a typically individual look at the debate surrounding protests at recent dance performances in Edinburgh and London by the Batsheva companies from Israel, and in Talking Point Matthew Paluch gives his views on dance’s recent attempts at site-specific performance.
Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s artist in residence, talks about his work with Zoë Anderson, and Gerald Dowler meets The Royal Danish Ballet star Thomas Lund in order to find out about his new position as director of The Royal Danish Ballet School in Copenhagen. Patricia Linton offers the second part of her A Focus On Style series, Paul Arrowsmith investigates the current popularity of narrative ballets, and we also hear the latest news from the annual dance exhibition MOVE IT 2013. Finally, we feature compelling photographs by Rick Guest depicting dancers of The Royal Ballet in advance of his exhibition in London.
14 Telling tales. Today’s choreographers spin stories to Paul Arrowsmith
19 A focus on style: the schools that inspired De Valois. In the second of a six-part series, Patricia Linton looks at the
Italian school of ballet
23 Red alert. Zoë Anderson talks to Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s artist in residence
27 MOVE IT 2013
29 In the sphere. Matthew Hawkins responds to protests at dance performances
39 More than a coincidence? Marina Grut looks at the Vestris Gavotte and the Basque gabota/gavota
43 Back to the future. Danish star Thomas Lund discusses his career with Gerald Dowler
6 Dance Matters. ENB’s Emerging Dancer Award, A Chorus Line competition
12 Talking Point. This month, Matthew Paluch asks when did “theatre” become so old hat?
33 Dance Health. En garde! Debbie Malina takes a look at the worlds of dance and fencing
49 Dance Scene. Reviews this month include : Ballet Cymru, Vincent Dance Theatre, Ballet Theatre UK, The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet
69 Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov sees Hamburg Ballet
71 Dance Media. New DVDs reviewed by Zoë Anderson and Jonathan Gray
73 Dance People. The Royal Ballet exhibition
75 Obituaries. Monica Beck, Brigitte Kelly
77 Dance Education. Dance Proms, Molly Lake Awards, Friends of West London Dance
82 Where to Learn
93 Dancer of the Month. New Adventures’ Liam Mower interviewed by Margaret Willis
96 Stage Picture. The Sleeping Beauty by Zoë Anderson
98 Your Page