Dedicated to dance
since 1910.

Buy Latest Issue

July 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017

cover grab e1498820011392

Summer is in full swing, but with little in the way of traditional ballet on view in the UK this month, we investigate instead a range of other dance styles. Not only does Martin Cutler report on the 2017 Blackpool Dance Festival in the Dance Today section of the magazine, but Iris Fanger takes a look at contemporary styles in tap dancing as performed by Dorrance Dance, the US-based ensemble headed by Michelle Dorrance that comes to the UK for the first time this month. Arlene Phillips talks to Nicola Rayner about her new one-woman show, and Marianka Swain finds out how dancers and choreographers are becoming more involved in the movement direction of plays and films.

In the last issue of Dancing Times Zoë Anderson interviewed Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky on the eve of her retirement from the company; in Dance Scene this month I report in full on her final performances in London. This appears alongside reviews on the Mark Morris Dance Group in Liverpool, Cathy Marston’s new production of Les Liaisons dangereuses for the Royal Danish Ballet and Northern Ballet’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.


21 – Movers and shakers. Marianka Swain meets leading practitioners in the field of movement direction

25 – Staying afloat. Gerald Dowler finds out how dance is funded

33 – The memoirs of Nadia Nerina. Nadia Nerina dances Giselle with the Kirov Ballet

37 – Feel the purple. Laura Dodge visits SLP College in Leeds

Dance Today

82 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

83 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

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

85 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

86 – Notes from the dance floor. Vikki Jane Vile reviews Karen and Kevin Dance

88 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. Dance Umbrella 2017

12 – Letters

15 – Talking Point. By Stephanie Jordan

40 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman sees On the Town and Working

42 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

44 – Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov meets Andrian Fadeyev, director of the Yakobson Ballet Theatre

47 – Notes from New York. Jack Anderson sees Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream

49 – Media. New books and DVDs

51 – Dance Scene. Reviews include Ballet Theatre UK, Scottish Ballet, Richard Alston Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

91 – People. English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer, Queen’s Birthday Honours

92 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets Scottish Ballet’s Victor Zarallo

96 – Obituaries. David Dean, Lois Strike, Sergei Vikharev

99 – Products

103 – Education. School of Ballet Theatre UK, Dance Forward, National Youth Ballet

106 – Health. Debbie Malina discovers how reflexology can be beneficial to dancers

109 – Classified

110 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on stage in the UK and abroad, including future programmes for a number of US-based companies and venues

118 – Listings. Where to learn to dance in the UK

122 – Last Dance. We look back to July 1977

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.

Connect with Dancing Times: