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June 2015

Posted on July 24, 2015

Jun 15 SO

Lots of issues relating to the dance industry are discussed in this latest issue of Dancing Times. Laura Dodge reports on Dance UK’s industry-wide conference, The Future: new ideas, new inspirations, which was held at three separate London dance venues in April; Chris May, former administrative director of Richard Alston Dance Company, gives his views on the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in Talking Point; and Dominic Antonucci, ballet master of Birmingham Royal Ballet, discusses the pros and cons of dance competitions in light of the BBC’s recent Young Dancer Competition, on which Zoë Anderson also reports in Into Dance.

In addition, we travel the world to bring you reports and reviews from Bratislava, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Nice, Paris, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Taipei and Tokyo, and in obituaries we pay tribute to three great ladies of dance – the Russian prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, the dance teacher Jocelyn Mather, and the dance critic, historian and writer Kathrine Sorley Walker. Like our editor emeritus, the late Mary Clarke, to whom we paid tribute last month, Kathrine wrote for this magazine for more than 70 years, and her words of dance wisdom will be very much missed.


June 2015 Volume 105 Issue 1258

Cover stories

14 / Swan Lake in a sea container. Jonathan Gray travelled to Tokyo with Birmingham Royal Ballet to find out what is involved when a ballet company goes on tour

27 / The future of dance. Laura Dodge reports from the first ever industry-wide conference for dance in the UK. Photographs by Elliott Franks

82 / BBC Young Dancer. Zoë Anderson attends the finals of the BBC’s new dance competition


19 / A formidable dance challenge. Trader Faulkner remembers an encounter with the great Spanish dancer, Antonio

23 / A beacon for modern dance, but what of ballet? David Mead explores the ballet scene in Taiwan

31 / The winner takes it all? Dominic Antonucci considers the pros and cons of dance competitions


06 / Dance Matters. Sadler’s Wells winter season

10 / Letters

12 / Talking Point. Chris May thinks the Department of Culture, Media and Sport needs breaking up

34 / Dance Scene. Reviews include Diana Vishneva, The Royal Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and La Scala, Milan

55 / Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov attends Dance Open

57 / Notes from New York. Jack Anderson sees works new and old

59 / Dance Media

61 / Dance People. Lisa-Maree Cullum, César Morales

62 / Obituaries. Jocelyn Mather, Maya Plisetskaya, Kathrine Sorley Walker

64 / Dance Health. Debbie Malina considers how acupuncture can help dancers

69 / Dance Education. Roger Tully, IDTC 2015

75 / Classified

76 / Where to Learn

85 / Calendar

Into Dance

79 / Dancer of the Month. Scottish Ballet’s Bethany Kingsley-Garner interviewed by Margaret Willis

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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