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Posted on August 27, 2013

tales-from-the-dance-floorThere’s a strong dance strand in this year’s The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, with both dancing authors and books about dance.

On October 8, Craig Revel Horwood, the choreographer, director and judge on Strictly Come Dancing, will be telling Tales from the Dance Floor, discussing his new book about his life and times on stage. It promises to be a funny and revealing interview, with some sensational stories.

Ballet star Carlos Acosta will discuss his life in dance and his debut novel Pig’s Foot, about a young Havana boy’s search for the truth among his island’s hidden treasures, while author Lucy Moore will discuss her biography of Vaslav Nijinsky. The festival runs from October 4 to 13. See www.cheltenhamfestivals.com for more information, or call the box office on 0844 880 8094.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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