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July 2022

Posted on July 28, 2022

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Editorial and contents July 2022

The July edition of Dancing Times highlights some current and important issues within the dance world at large. Karen Berry, who has provided some thought-provoking articles for us in the past, this month asks if the dance profession is doing enough to challenge studio culture, both in schools and companies, whilst Matthew Paluch, in his Talking Point column, wonders if current professional dancers’ employment contracts are friend or foe in light of recent events within the UK’s dance sector. We would very much like to hear your thoughts on these subjects for further debate, so why not let us know what you think by emailing

Also in this issue, we find out the names of the winners at both the 2022 Blackpool Dance Festival and the National Dance Awards, and celebrate the career of Rudolf Nureyev, the man who, perhaps more than anyone else, brought dance to the wider public at large through his inspirational performances and staging of the Russian classics.

We also hear from director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall, whose hit production of the stage musical Anything Goes returns to London this month, and from former Northern Ballet premier dancer Javier Torres, who recently retired from the stage.


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15 – Curating the legend of Nureyev. Gerald Dowler interviews Nehemiah Kish about a new project

18 – Beyond Real Life. Nicola Rayner speaks to director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall 

26 – Dancer, researcher, solutionist. Matthew Paluch talks to Javier Torres following his retirement from Northern Ballet

50 – Blackpool 2022. Martin Cutler reports on this year’s Blackpool Dance Festival


23 – Challenging studio culture. Karen Berry asks if the dance profession is doing enough

Dance Today

52 – Tips on technique. James Whitehead looks at the hip twist in the rumba

53 – Technique clinic. Phil Meacham on the running finish in the quickstep

54 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. Simon Selmon says thank goodness for dance

55 – Stepping Out. Pete Meager speaks to one of the UK’s newest equality dance couples

56 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


8 – News. National Dance Awards

13 – Talking Point. Matthew Paluch on professional dancers’ employment contracts 

30 – Dance Scene International. Reviews include Rambert, The Royal Ballet

44 – Variety Lights. By Barbara Newman 

45 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

46 – Danza in Italia. By Graham Spicer

47 – Notes from New York. By Leigh Witchel

59 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis interviews English National Ballet’s Eric Snyder

63 – People. Royal Ballet promotions

64 – Obituaries. Liane Daydé, Ann Hutchinson Guest, John Leach

66 – Media. New books, CDs and DVDs

67 – Products

68 – Education. GradPro, Ballet Central

70 – Health. By Debbie Malina

73 – Classifieds

74 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on stage this month

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

82 – Last Dance. We look back to what was inside Dancing Times in July 1982

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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