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January 2019

Posted on January 24, 2019

01 DT January 2019

Editorial and contents January 2019

Happy New Year! Dancing Times offers you “all the As” for the start of 2019, from interviews with English National Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru, Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke and international choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, to advice about how best to prepare for auditions for young dancers planning to go on to full-time vocational training. That’s not all, however, as we also hear about Tamas Detrich, the new artistic director of Stuttgart Ballet, find out about the developments in the dance scene of Peru, and plan ahead for holidays with social dancers in mind.

In addition, we meet our Dancer of the Month, Will Bozier, who is taking on the role of The Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at Sadler’s Wells and on tour around the UK; start a new series written by Gerald Dowler about the history of ballet in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1961; and cast our eyes back over the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Speaking of Strictly, for the past three years we have correctly predicted the winner of each series by publishing their picture on the front cover of the magazine even before they have competed in the finals. Will we be right again this time around? When this magazine reaches you, the winner will already have been announced and you will be able to see for yourself!


Dancing Times, January 2019 Volume 109 Issue 1301

Cover Stories

15 – Dancing in the moment. Gerald Dowler meets English National Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru

18 – Beke in the saddle. Anton du Beke talks to Nicola Rayner about his new show with Erin Boag

31 – Reconstructed passion. Margaret Willis catches up with choreographer Alexei Ratmansky

39 – Audition advice. The first of a two-part guide by Laura Dodge to help young dancers


23 – Dancing towards the future. Fátima Nollén discovers a blossoming dance scene in Peru

27 – Petipa matters. Iris Fanger attends a seminar on Marius Petipa at Harvard University

35 – The flight of Terpsichore. In the first of a four-part series, Gerald Dowler looks at the history of Russian ballet between 1941 and 1961

42 – Heart and spirit, Stuttgart style. Stuttgart Ballet’s artistic director, Tamas Detrich, talks to Paul Arrowsmith

Dance Today

70 – Strictly speaking. Marianka Swain on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing

75 – Pick the perfect dance holiday. Lee Knights on finding your ideal dancing break

78 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

79 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

80 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. By Simon Selmon

81 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

82 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. National Dance Awards

10 – Letters

13 – Talking Point. By Jann Parry

47 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include Ballet Theatre UK, Brendan Cole, Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet

61 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

63 – Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

65 – Notes from New York. By Jack Anderson

67 – Variety Lights. By Barbara Newman

85 – Dancer of the Month. Will Bozier of New Adventures, interviewed by Margaret Willis

89 – People. Gillian Lynne, Annette Page

91 – Obituaries. Philip Lansdale, Joan Thomas

93 – Media

95 – Products

96 – What must a Grand Plié have? By Rachel Rist

98 – Education. Carl-Alan Awards

100 – Health. Debbie Malina investigates vitamin D

103 – Classifieds

105 – Calendar

110 – Listings

114 – 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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