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January 2016

Posted on February 26, 2016

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Editorial and contents January 2016

Happy New Year to all of our readers! For the start of 2016, we offer you a host of articles, interviews and reviews that cover a very varied range of dance styles; we are sure you will find them fascinating. From ballet, ballroom and contemporary dance, to Latin American and social dancing by way of Malambo from Argentina and the Peking Opera from China, you will find them all within these pages – it’s something the magazine has always attempted to do since its inception in 1910 under the editorship of Philip Richardson – hence the name, Dancing Times!


In addition, we talk to dancers Matthew Ball, Diana Melly and Marianela Nuñez, find out about the upcoming MOVE IT dance exhibition taking place in March, discover more about the advances being made in the study of dance medicine and science, and highlight two individual institutions that concentrate on vocational dance training – London Studio Centre and the Dance Academy of Oslo’s National Academy of the Arts. Throughout the magazine, you’ll also find some really splendid examples of dance photography, from a specially-chosen selection made for us by world-class dance photographer Lois Greenfield, to an engrossing new exhibition of pictures by Rick Guest. Whatever your dance preferences are, we’re sure you’ll find them here. Or you may even find something unexpected and new to get excited about!


Inside this issue

Cover stories

17 – Energy forever. The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez interviewed by Zoë Anderson

25 – The comfort of hold. Diana Melly talks to Nicola Rayner about her new book, which looks at the power of dancing – and dogs

38 – Moving still. A selection of images from Lois Greenfield’s new book


23 – MOVE IT 2016

31 – Preserving the legacy. In the first of a series, Gerald Dowler investigates how we can best preserve our precious dance legacy for the future

35 – Remarkable things. Laura Dodge on London Studio Centre’s training that balances versatility and specialisation

41 – Pages from a life. Putting words into the mouths of others, by Paul Arrowsmith

45 – This is it. The Dance Academy of
the Oslo National Academy of the Arts introduced by Toini Kristensen

Dance Today

76 – Malambo in Argentina. Leila Guerriero explores the Malambo championship, held in the Argentinian town of Laborde

79 – Restored by dance. Zoë Anderson talks to Fitter, Stronger founder Paula Kerr about dancing for recovery and health

82 – Tips on technique by James Whitehead

83 – Technique clinic by Phil Meacham

85 – Products

86 – Simon’s Guide to Swing by Simon Selmon

87 – Stepping Out by Marianka Swain

88 – Notes from the Dance Floor. British National Dance Championships 2015

90 – Somewhere in time by Jack Reavely


6 – News. One Dance UK, NDCWales UK tour, Flamenco Festival 2016, Erin Boag Q&A

12 – Letters

15 – Talking Point by Dominic Antonucci

49 – Letter from St Petersburg by Igor Stupnikov

51 – Notes from New York by Jack Anderson

53 – Media. Jonathan Gray previews the new documentary film Bolshoi Babylon

55 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include Royal New Zealand Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru, The Royal Ballet, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre

93 – People. This month we highlight upcoming exhibitions that feature people involved with dance

94 – Dancer of the Month. The Royal Ballet’s Matthew Ball interviewed by Margaret Willis

99 – Obituaries. Bryony Brind

101 – Education. Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards, Dance Forward

105 – Health. Debbie Malina on postgraduate courses in dance medicine and science

111 – Classified

113 – Calendar

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance

Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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