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January 2010

Posted on September 29, 2010


As we enter the New Year, Dancing Times moves into its 100th year. This month we mark our centenary with the first of a series of ten short articles by Mary Clarke, editor emeritus, who looks back at the history of the magazine, decade by decade, before reaching the present day in October. The 40th anniversary of The Place is here featured on page 23 in an article by Ian Palmer, and on page 33 Zoë Anderson investigates how dance is surviving the recession in the first of a two-part series. Anthony Crickmay is one of the world’s finest photographers of dance and dancers and he very kindly agreed to give a rare interview about his illustrious career to Sarah Woodcock, which can be read on page 15.

There are two changes of staff to announce this month. Kate Budgen, company director, has resigned from Dancing Times after more than 20 years service. Kate recently moved to Suffolk, where she subsequently married, and has decided to take a change in career direction and work closer to home. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours. As the new editor of sister magazine Dance Today, we welcome Nicola Rayner from January 4. Nicola joins us from Family History Monthly, where she worked as assistant editor. She has a passionate interest in and a strong commitment to dance, and everyone at Dancing Times looks forward to working with her.

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15 Caught in Action. Sarah Woodcock talks to dance photographer Anthony Crickmay

21 MOVE IT 2010

23 The Place @ 40. By Ian Palmer

29 Far from Denmark. Jonathan Gray sees a recreation of Bournonville’s last ballet, From Siberia to Moscow, in Tbilisi

33 Dance in the Recession: Part One. By Zoë Anderson

39 Dancing Times 100. By Mary Clarke

41 Dance Health: Visualisation and Guided imagery. By Debbie Malina

45 Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev. Part 15 by Sarah Woodcock

49 An afternoon conversation with Gilbert Vernon. By Dr Robert Frew

53 Another Opening. Barbara Newman reviews The Rite of Spring and The Tsarina’s Slippers

59 DanceScene International UK: India Dance Wales, National DanceCompany Wales, Ephemera Gala, The Royal Ballet, Diamond Dance,Svapnagata Festival at Sadler’s Wells OVERSEAS: The Royal Danish Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet

77 New Releases. A selection of reviews of newly published books

82 Obituary. Jimmy Clark, George Zoritch



6 Dancematters. Sadler’s Wells new season, Auditions, Flamenco Festival

10 Letters to the Editor

13 Talking Point. By Cathy Marston

75 Letter from St Petersburg.By Igor Stupnikov

81 Miscellany. Miyako Yoshida

85 Teachers & Training. London Children’s Ballet, Spanish Dance Society, Dance For All

89 Classified

90 Where to Learn

92 Calendar


Into Dance! for younger readers

101 Dancer of the Month – Dominic North

104 IntoDance. New Year musicals

106 Your Page

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