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March 2011

Posted on March 28, 2011


As spring approaches, it will soon be time for MOVE IT 2011, the dance exhibition held at London’s Olympia. This annual event goes from strength to strength, with ever more dance classes, workshops and performances on offer.

As in the past, Dancing Times will be exhibiting, and you can meet the team on Stand 244. If you are visiting on March 13, you will also be able to meet Arlene Phillips, who will be signing copies of her books, as well as ballroom star Kristina Rihanoff. In this issue, we take a look at issues relating to dance health, including an interview on recovery from serious injury with Rambert’s Angela Towler. Also included is a feature on two new UK dance productions based on Alice in Wonderland, and an interview and exclusive photo session with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Iain Mackay. With the next issue of the magazine, we reluctantly raise our cover price to £3.15, the first increase since October 2006. However, perhaps readers might like to take advantage of a Dancing Times subscription, which remains at the same rate of £32.45.




March 2011 Volume 101 Issue 1207



14 Family man. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Iain MacKay interviewed by Gerald Dowler

21  National Dance Awards. By Zoë Anderson

23  Ballet for all. Jeannette Andersen looks at the Bavarian State Ballet’s outreach work

29  Off with his head? Paul Arrowsmith investigates two new productions of Alice

33  Dance medicine at Birmingham. Rachel Rist reports on the latest IADMS conference

37  Move IT 2011

39  Back to strength. Rambert Dance Company’s Angela Towler talks to Zoë Anderson about recovering from injury

44  On the Hoppé. A new photographic exhibition by Hoppé at the National Portrait Gallery

47  Who and what is Dalcroze? By Nicola Gaines



6  Dance Matters. Ballets Russes film discovered, Balletboyz book competition, Work Place initiative

11  Letters

12  Talking Point. This month, Robert Carter on how he prepares to portray a ballerina

34  Dance Health. Debbie Malina continues our health directory for dancers

55  Dance Scene. Reviews this month include : The Royal Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, and Black Swan

79  Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov sees Spartacus

81  Dance Media. New books reviewed by John Snelson and Bill Harpe

87  Dance People. Kader Berlarbi, Anne Walker

89  Obituaries. Lois Smith, Zoë Dominic, Sara Neil

93  Dance Education. Easter Dynamics at The Place,
Prix de Lausanne results

97 Classifieds

98  Where to Learn

101  Calendar

Into Dance


109  Cleopatra. Zoë Anderson takes a closer look at Northern Ballet’s new production

112  Dancer of the Month. The Royal Ballet’s James Hay interviewed by Margaret Willis

114 Your Page


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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