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June 2022

Posted on June 23, 2022

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Editorial and contents June 2022

June finally sees the arrival of summer in the UK and, after nearly two years of lockdown restrictions, its wonderful to see so many dance lovers beginning to spread their wings and start travelling to performances again, both in this country and abroad. In this month’s issue of Dancing Times, we also get the opportunity to travel, with features that take us to Europe, the US and Latin America. Gerald Dowler visits, in some unexpected ways, some famous names of the dance world in Paris, and Graham Spicer hears from principal dancers Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko, the well-established couple based at the Ballet of La Scala, Milan, who are also partners in real life. Fátima Nollén finds out about the Mexican inspiration behind Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length work for The Royal Ballet, Like Water for Chocolate, which opens this month, and Margaret Willis talks to Kayla Collymore, who will be appearing in The Car Man with New Adventures at the Royal Albert Hall.

Finally, I would like to advise readers that from the beginning of next month, the cover price of the magazine will be raised to £4.50 per issue. This is due to the sharp rise in the cost of paper which has been affecting us since the end of last year. Subscription prices, however, remain the same until October, so why not click here to find out the best subscriptions deals for you.


Dancing Times, June 2022 Volume 112 Issue 1342

Cover Stories

12 – Like Water for Chocolate. Fátima Nollén on the new full-length work for The Royal Ballet

18 – The look of love. Graham Spicer meets La Scala’s Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko

22 – Stravinsky Festival 2022. Jonathan Gray attends New York City Ballet’s festival

50 – Life through a lens. Nicola Rayner remembers ballroom photographer Ron Self


17 – App-ti-tude. Tina Hughes talks to Terry Hyde about his mission to support dancers

25 – Resting in Paris. Gerald Dowler visits some famous names 

28 – Extending conversations. By Dr Jacqueline Smith-Autard

Dance Today

52 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

53 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

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

55 – Stepping Out. By Pete Meager

56 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. The return of The Trocks, Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

11 – Talking Point. By Shobana Jeyasingh

32 – Dance Scene International. Reviews include The Australian Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, The Royal Ballet

45 – Variety Lights. By Barbara Newman

46 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

47 – Notes from New York. By Leigh Witchel

59 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis interviews Kayla Collymore of New Adventures 

62 – Obituaries. John Dowson, Stephen Lade, Richard Rutherford

65 – Media. Jonathan Gray reviews a new biography on Bronislava Nijinska

67 – Products

68 – Education. IDS Teacher’s Convention

70 – Health. By Debbie Malina

73 – Classifieds

74 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on in the UK and abroad

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

82 – Last Dance. We look back to what was published in Dancing Times in June 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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